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Old 05-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #11
Dec 2010
Rochester, MN
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A flask works better if you try to do multi-step starters, it is easier to decant a erlenmeyer flask than a beaker. For a single step starter either should work fine.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #12
May 2011
Stow, MA
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Originally Posted by LordUlrich View Post
[...]it is easier to decant a erlenmeyer flask than a beaker.
I think just the opposite is true, due to the straight sides of the beaker: you don't have to tip it as far to decant as a flask.


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Old 05-03-2013, 01:10 AM   #13
Jan 2012
Atlana, GA
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Personally i use a flower vase and it fits 2.5 liter starters very nice. Plus it is easy to pour the starter in and out of.

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