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InvisiblePapa_Smurf
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why use foil? no difference in jars
    #1244748 - 01/24/03 04:55 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

A friend recently tried making some quart jars with rye and made a batch with foil and without. There was no difference in the results. Why is foil necessary? Seems like such a pain in the ass if it doesnt actually do anything (other than keep contams off the lid while cooling until innoculation).


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Re: why use foil? no difference in jars [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #1244753 - 01/24/03 04:58 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i suppose the jars have a vermiculite layer on top.

foil prevents contams to start gathering at the top of the jar. its not a pain in the ass, imho, but i suppose you can do without it (i will always use it)


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Re: why use foil? no difference in jars [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #1244767 - 01/24/03 05:03 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Foil is not only used to help keep contams at bay though...they also keep water from dripping down through the holes in the lid and soaking your substrate. Masking tape alone won't keep water out of the jars.


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Re: why use foil? no difference in jars [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #1244772 - 01/24/03 05:05 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I used foil on my first grow and it was a hassle. I left off the foil on my second grow, had success and never used it again.


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Re: why use foil? no difference in jars [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #1244827 - 01/24/03 05:32 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i never use foil. never tried it. just hole in lid and tyvek.


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Re: why use foil? no difference in jars [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #1244957 - 01/24/03 06:29 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I never used foil with grain jars.


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Re: why use foil? no difference in jars [Re: Anno]
    #1245012 - 01/24/03 06:57 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I have to use foil on the jar right in the middle of the PC because the guage at the top targets that jar and drops some filthy water on it.


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Re: why use foil? no difference in jars [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #1245266 - 01/24/03 08:35 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I usually use tin-foil. If your steam sterilizing (i.e. me), it's pretty important. I can only guess that it helps reduce the risk of contams....


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Re: why use foil? no difference in jars [Re: Papa_Smurf]
    #1245428 - 01/24/03 09:37 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

sweet, I AM DONE WITH FOIL FOREVER. I was just making sure that there wasn't something important I wasn't thinking about.


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