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Offline blatz

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Forgot how active the second step can be...
« on: January 09, 2013, 02:17:23 PM »
Just a story to share - I'd forgotten how active the second step in a 2 stage starter regimen can be - last night, I decanted and poured the slurry of 833 from my 2L flask into my full 40df 5L flask, set it on the stir plate and went to bed - came down to the kitchen this morning and there was beer on the counter and the crackle of the krausen pressing on the foil covering the flask.  Gotta love it!
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Re: Forgot how active the second step can be...
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 04:07:29 PM »
I've never had it that explosive, but I have had it hit the foil and trickle down the sides, despite quite a bit of headspace left for expansion (or so I thought).  Now I use a gallon jug or small bucket for the final step up in size.

Sounds like you will be ready to brew this weekend.

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Re: Forgot how active the second step can be...
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 08:14:45 PM »
This is the one place I still use some fermcap to control the foaming.
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Re: Forgot how active the second step can be...
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 06:05:42 AM »
This is the one place I still use some fermcap to control the foaming.

aye aye - too bad i just gave away my last nearly full bottle to a friend...
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