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That's a first
« on: October 26, 2014, 12:06:03 PM »
Making my starter for my Dunkelweizen. Put it in ice bath to chill the wort and looked and saw ice floating in my starter. 

Bottom blew out and wort and ice bath became one :-\

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Re: That's a first
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 12:20:45 PM »
Try this with a 3-gallon carboy sometime.  ;)
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Re: That's a first
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 12:22:46 PM »
Try this with a 3-gallon carboy sometime.  ;)

yeah that would suck even more  ;D
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Re: That's a first
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 01:23:39 PM »
Is that just a glass jug?

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Re: That's a first
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 01:32:32 PM »

Is that just a glass jug?

Yeah I've been using a 1 gal jug for some time now.


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Re: That's a first
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 02:11:04 PM »
Bad idea. Time to invest in a proper flask. 2 liter aren't too expensive.

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Re: That's a first
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 02:15:35 PM »
Hot wort + cold glass = bad times eventually.
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Re: That's a first
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 02:38:09 PM »
Bad idea. Time to invest in a proper flask. 2 liter aren't too expensive.

i've got 2l flasks. i've used my jug at least 3 dozen times or more-1st issue.  now i suppose i will chill in flask and transfer to jug if i need the volume.
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Re: That's a first
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2014, 02:39:36 PM »
Yeah, pyrex is far more up to the rapid thermal changes than glass.

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Re: That's a first
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 03:32:24 PM »
Even then pyrex will eventually shatter because the pyrex made today isn't as thermal shock resistant as the older stuff.

That's why I eventually just went to pressure canning my wort ahead of time and using it as needed. (Drew's Pressure Canned Starter Wort Method) Yeah, you gotta buy a pressure canner and some jars, but that will even out over time with the loss of flasks and time spent making starter wort!
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2014, 03:39:42 PM »
Canning wort is a long term goal for me. Want to wait and get on the large all american canners.

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Re: That's a first
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 04:10:48 PM »

Is that just a glass jug?

Yeah I've been using a 1 gal jug for some time now.


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As you've just verified, you shouldn't put hot wort into one of those!  I boil and cool in a pot, then pour the wort into the jug.
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Re: That's a first
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2014, 04:15:37 PM »

Is that just a glass jug?

Yeah I've been using a 1 gal jug for some time now.


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As you've just verified, you shouldn't put hot wort into one of those!  I boil and cool in a pot, then pour the wort into the jug.

yep understood. sometimes we know and do otherwise-guilty :-\
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Re: That's a first
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2014, 04:58:28 PM »
Been there, done that, cleaned the sink, got the Tshirt. Thankfully jugs are cheap enough.

I get around this now by not heating my starters. Room temperature DME goes into a sanitized jug with filtered water out of my fridge and a pinch of nutrient. I'm sure my risk of contamination goes up a bit, but I haven't had a problem yet. I do boil my starters when I'm growing up bottle dregs or very old yeast as an extra precaution, but if I'm pitching a healthy pack of yeast to a starter then I figure that DME and my water supply are sanitary enough for my purposes.
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Re: That's a first
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2014, 05:39:06 PM »

yep understood. sometimes we know and do otherwise-guilty :-\

Dude, I'm right there with ya!  Half the stuff I've learned has been through screwing up!
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