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Yeast starter overflow
« on: August 30, 2012, 04:06:51 PM »
Every time (twice now) i agitate my starter it overflows? Should i keep shaking or let it be?

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Re: Yeast starter overflow
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 07:53:11 PM »
I know what you are talking about. You either need to keep the yeast starter agitated or let it ferment still.

You can also try gentle and frequent shaking to get all that excess CO2 out of the starter beer that's causing these overflows.

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Re: Yeast starter overflow
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 06:35:28 AM »
It sure sounds like your vessel is too small for the starter size.  To paraphrase Jaws, You need a bigger boat.
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Re: Yeast starter overflow
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 06:44:34 AM »
To paraphrase Jaws, You need a bigger boat.

And/or some fermcap.  This is the one place that I still use the stuff regularly and it mitigates, but does not solve, the problem.
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Yeast starter overflow
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 08:11:00 AM »
Yeah i do need a bigger boat. I wonder why they only sell 2L erlenmyers at my lhbs. 

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Re: Yeast starter overflow
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 08:47:58 AM »
Yeah i do need a bigger boat. I wonder why they only sell 2L erlenmyers at my lhbs.

I decided that a flask as large as I needed was too expensive and I didn't really need a flask anyway since I don't like to boil in them.  I use a gal. glass apple juice jug.  Plenty big enough and nearly free.
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Re: Yeast starter overflow
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 09:49:15 AM »
Yeah i do need a bigger boat. I wonder why they only sell 2L erlenmyers at my lhbs.

I decided that a flask as large as I needed was too expensive and I didn't really need a flask anyway since I don't like to boil in them.  I use a gal. glass apple juice jug.  Plenty big enough and nearly free.

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