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Old 03-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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I started my first starter on Monday. I put 1 WY1098 smack pack in a 2L starter, to get my 200 billion. All went well, I refrigerated it over night, decanted this morning, and threw in 2000 ML of new wort on top and went to lunch. When I came back, the krausen had leaked out the top (I sterilized my foil) and now I have lost about 100 ML. I was going for a step up to 300 Bill. I am now wondering whether I screwed the pooch on this one. Should I just scrap it, or let it keep going and hope for the best? Opinions?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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I'd still use it. Let it ferment out and crash it. Warm it to pitch temp on brew day and have a homebrew to ease your mind.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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Keep it. No need to throw it out.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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I'd keep it and use it too. I'd also recommend using an anti foam drop next time in each wort addition to prevent the krausen issue from happening again.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:37 PM   #5
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I'd keep it and use it too. I'd also recommend using an anti foam drop next time in each wort addition to prevent the krausen issue from happening again.
Thank you all! I will give that anti foam drop a go next time. Cheers!
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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I overflowed a starter and the foil fell off. I used it and had no problems. So you'll be good.

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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Out of curiosity, I plug in my blow off tube to keep it from making a huge mess, should I just put the foil back on and deal with the mess?
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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Out of curiosity, I plug in my blow off tube to keep it from making a huge mess, should I just put the foil back on and deal with the mess?
If the flask is large enough, no messes should be made. I only make a mess when lazy and can't find my larger flask.

 
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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Out of curiosity, I plug in my blow off tube to keep it from making a huge mess, should I just put the foil back on and deal with the mess?
If it were me I would probably move it to a cooler location until it has settled down and deal with the mess if it keeps up. If you do want to fiddle with it then you might consider moving it to a larger container. (Plastic food storage container, kettle, pickle jar)
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #10
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I read what I wrote and realized it didn't make sense... I meant to ask if you all think it would be okay to leave my blow off tube attached or if I should take it out (I feel like I read somewhere that it needed to get o2 as well as release co2
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