Magnetic Stirrer Mishap

What went wrong? Was this supposed to happen? Should I throw it out? What do I do now?

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andytv
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Magnetic Stirrer Mishap

Post by andytv » Mon Nov 04, 2002 3:03 am

Well it happened.... Despite the warnings, I continued to use yeast starters prepared with my magnetic stirrer with a normal airlock. I heard a loud noise in my "beer room' last night. Wen I went to investigate, I found that the fermentation was so active that it lifted the lid off of my 15 gallon fermenter and tossed it on the floor. There is also quite a mess from the foam dripping onto the floor. I'm not sure what to do for futre batches to prevent this. I guess I'll duct tape the lid down, and use a big blowoff tube.

Andy

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You'd think...

Post by dartedplus » Mon Nov 04, 2002 7:15 am

You would think that you would have learned by now!

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Told Ja.

Post by Freon12 » Mon Nov 04, 2002 2:29 pm

Well at least there were no walls to clean and you know for sure your yeast has the upper hand on start up.

Now the 54 million dollar question: Does this make a difference in the taste of the beer?


Steve

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