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Is condensation in the PF jars a concern?
    #1017931 - 11/03/02 10:32 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Slowly but surely my jars have collected some condensation on the sides of the jars - is this a concern, or just to be expected given the temperature of the incubation room, about 85, and nothing to be concerned about?


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Re: Is condensation in the PF jars a concern? [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1017978 - 11/03/02 10:54 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Condensation could be a concern.
If you reached about 80% of colonization, you should consider about untaping and fliping the jars. That way you'll be giving some more air exchange and reducing condensation.
My two cents.

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Re: Is condensation in the PF jars a concern? [Re: MAIA]
    #1018555 - 11/03/02 03:36 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Cool, thanks for the info - does untaping inevitabely increase the possibility of contamination? Just a judgement call, I guess. Should I be flipping them as standard practice?


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Re: Is condensation in the PF jars a concern? [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1020423 - 11/04/02 10:33 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

A little bit of condensation is a sign that your cakes are nice and moist. Large puddles on the side is a sign they are flooded.


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Re: Is condensation in the PF jars a concern? [Re: PsiloSteve]
    #1020526 - 11/04/02 11:35 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

They're probably just right, then. No water on the bottom, just some condensation on the sides, nothing overwhelming.

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Re: Is condensation in the PF jars a concern? [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1023377 - 11/05/02 07:12 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

In reply to:

does untaping inevitabely increase the possibility of contamination?




Hardly, that is if you incubate your jars in a clean and draft free place.

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Re: Is condensation in the PF jars a concern? [Re: MAIA]
    #1023448 - 11/05/02 08:19 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah, it's certainly clean and draft free, so I'll add that my growing body of knowledge....what a diffference a few weeks makes (I knew nothing about growing before I started about a month ago....birthday this week).


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