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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: blorvak on November 25, 2009, 06:46:36 AM

Title: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: blorvak on November 25, 2009, 06:46:36 AM
I'm fairly thick skinned, so I haven't turned the heat on in the apt yet.  So, it's about 65 degrees or so.  I just smacked a pack of wy1968, and I was needing also to soften some butter to make some cookies, and I get an idea.  I turn on the oven for about 30 seconds, then pop the butter and yeast inside where it's more cozy.

Yep, you can probably see where this is going.

I continue on with dinner, and my girlfriend arrives with some surprise fancy breadsticks.  Great!  I'll pre-heat the oven!

About 3 minutes later, we hear a very loud POP!

The silver lining is that the smack pack ruptured on top, and didn't spray yeast all over the hot oven.  I can't imagine how that would smell.
Title: Re: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: roffenburger on November 25, 2009, 10:12:09 AM
 ;D It could have been worse!
Title: Re: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: majorvices on November 25, 2009, 11:14:55 AM
Now THAT is funny! And sad. But mostly funny!  :D
Title: Re: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: bluesman on November 25, 2009, 12:10:51 PM
You get lucky sometimes.  8)
Title: Re: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: hamiltont on November 25, 2009, 02:29:49 PM
Definitely funny!!!  I remember a while back reading about this guy who was hiding his fireworks in the oven so his roommates wouldn't find them and one of them decided to have a pizza.  #1 on the instructions: Preheat oven.... :o
Title: Re: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: bonjour on November 25, 2009, 05:30:43 PM
a definate oops  ;D
Title: Re: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: dimik on November 25, 2009, 09:45:06 PM
Funny! Really funny!
Title: Re: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: blorvak on November 26, 2009, 04:43:38 AM
Luckily, I planned my starter well ahead, so I'm still on track for my Jubelale clone.  But I did spill some homebrew for my poor, dead yeasties.  Sorry I let ya down, guys!
Title: Re: How Not To Make a Starter
Post by: weazletoe on November 27, 2009, 01:25:47 PM
Now THAT is funny! And sad. But mostly funny!  :D

+1   But mostly just the funny part!  :D