Author Topic: 5L Flask too big for a 1L starter?  (Read 1745 times)

Offline clint h

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5L Flask too big for a 1L starter?
« on: March 08, 2012, 02:58:13 AM »
I have a 5L flask and a 1L flask and need to make a 1L starter. I thought of using the 1L flask but am concerned of little head space and blow off. I was wondering if the 5L flask would be too big for a 1L starter? That is a lot of surface area and 1L of wort would not have that much depth to it. Is this even a concern?

Thanks!

Clint


Offline dimik

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Re: 5L Flask too big for a 1L starter?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 04:10:39 AM »
Nope. Go ahead and do it. You'll be fine. The only problem would be in handling that large hunk of glass.
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Offline gmac

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Re: 5L Flask too big for a 1L starter?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 05:31:31 AM »
I use a 4 l jug for all mine regardless of size. It'll be fine.

Offline clint h

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Re: 5L Flask too big for a 1L starter?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 01:02:46 PM »
Thanks guys! I'll go with the big daddy flask.  :o

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Re: 5L Flask too big for a 1L starter?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 01:17:30 PM »
Since you want oxygen in the starter, a larger flask is better.
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Re: 5L Flask too big for a 1L starter?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 05:08:25 PM »
Since you want oxygen in the starter, a larger flask is better.
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Offline clint h

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Re: 5L Flask too big for a 1L starter?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 07:13:02 PM »
I usually just use a loose piece of aluminum foil cupped over the flask lid. Ditched the airlock for a starter a while back..