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Old 09-18-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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I live in the Tampa Bay area and does anyone know where I can buy these flasks for yeast starters. I don't want to wait to get one in the mail. Even if you do not live in this area, is there a brand name store that carries them? My local brew shop doesn't carry them. Thanks.



 
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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you don't need to use a flask. I use mason jars, juice jars, etc.



 
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:34 PM   #3
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what local shop do you go to?

the only one i know if is Mr. Dunderbacks in the university mall.

is there a better one?

 
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:16 PM   #4
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Cheap wine jugs like Carlo Rossi work well also.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:43 PM   #5
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what local shop do you go to?

the only one i know if is Mr. Dunderbacks in the university mall.

is there a better one?
Beer and Wine Pantry in Pinellas Park on 66th Street. If going south, right before the railroad tracks or right after the trailer park on the right.

Their number is 546-9117

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Old 09-18-2008, 10:45 PM   #6
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you don't need to use a flask. I use mason jars, juice jars, etc.
I have used rossi jugs, but I hate moving it from the pot to the jug. I rather just boil it in the same vessel as fermenting it.


Has anyone ever pitched the Wyeast propagator directly into the 5 gallon wort (sg 1.055)?

 
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:19 PM   #7
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I have used rossi jugs, but I hate moving it from the pot to the jug. I rather just boil it in the same vessel as fermenting it.
I use jugs. just star san a funnel inside and out, star san the inside of the jug. pour the cooled(in the pan with a lid on) wort into the jug and cap with star san sprayed foil. Never had a problem yet, except for occasional blow off.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:39 PM   #8
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I have used rossi jugs, but I hate moving it from the pot to the jug. I rather just boil it in the same vessel as fermenting it.
I concur - I have several flasks like this and it so much easier to go from the stove directly into an ice-bath never having to open the top (I use one of those sponge stoppers).

Be sure to get the weight you put around the top of the flask so you can fill the water bath around it all the way up without the flask floating.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:48 PM   #9
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I would not pitch a propagator directly, it is not enough yeast. Make at LEAST a 2l and pitch that.
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My bad... you did say "propagator"... no I would not pitch that. I use activators...


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