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Offline blorvak

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How Not To Make a Starter
« on: November 24, 2009, 11:46:36 PM »
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.

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Re: How Not To Make a Starter
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 03:12:09 AM »
 ;D It could have been worse!
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Re: How Not To Make a Starter
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 04:14:55 AM »
Now THAT is funny! And sad. But mostly funny!  :D
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Re: How Not To Make a Starter
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 05:10:51 AM »
You get lucky sometimes.  8)
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Re: How Not To Make a Starter
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009, 07:29:49 AM »
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
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Re: How Not To Make a Starter
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 10:30:43 AM »
a definate oops  ;D
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Re: How Not To Make a Starter
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 02:45:06 PM »
Funny! Really funny!
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Re: How Not To Make a Starter
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 09:43:38 PM »
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!

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Re: How Not To Make a Starter
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2009, 06:25:47 AM »
Now THAT is funny! And sad. But mostly funny!  :D

+1   But mostly just the funny part!  :D
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