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1/2 pint air holes? remove foil?
    #4335806 - 06/25/05 02:13 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Well, I am on day 16 of my jars being in the TiT. There are 10 jars... 3 fully colonized and the rest are about 60-80%. This is my first time and I have kept foil over the jars the entire time. I read a lot about air exchange and was about to remove the foil (there is still the lid on there), but my friend told me not to do it.

Do you think they would be okay if I exposed the holes at this time?


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: optic]
    #4335813 - 06/25/05 02:15 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

sure as long as you have the verm layer they will be protect some what from contams. i have never left the foil on after innoc and get very good results. good luck with the rest.
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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: optic]
    #4335814 - 06/25/05 02:15 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

yes you want to remove the foil did you do pf-tek if so the dry verm layer will keep out contams so remove any tape covering innoc. holes too


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4335837 - 06/25/05 02:21 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

so i should take my tape off of the innoc. holes if i have a verm. layer?


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #4335880 - 06/25/05 02:35 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Well, I just removed the foil (I do have the verm layer)... My friend freaked out as I did it.

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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: optic]
    #4335892 - 06/25/05 02:39 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

hmm well do you have tape over the holes, cause i take my foil off after i pressure cook it but i leave the tape on..... does anyone know if i have a verm. layer and there are no signs of contams is it better to take the tape off while theyre still colonizing?


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #4335905 - 06/25/05 02:42 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

foil is only there to keep water/steam off the top of the lid for steaming/pcing


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #4335933 - 06/25/05 02:48 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

take the tape off lefty


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #4335946 - 06/25/05 02:52 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

k, now i have them incubating in water in a cooler and there is condensation that occasionally lands on the lids, should i worry about this with taking the tape off?


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #4335958 - 06/25/05 02:54 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

yeah that would be bad, try to rig up some kind of drip sheild over the jars, and think about switching to a TiT set up.


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4335973 - 06/25/05 02:57 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

hmm ive never heard of TiT do you have a link to some info on it or could you give me a quick description?


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #4335988 - 06/25/05 03:01 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

TiT-tub in tub get two rubbermaid containers the same size fill one with several inches of water place a fish tank heater in the water set to 84 to 86 place the second container inside the first and get a digital thermometer with probe to monitor the temp and you have a perfect incubator


Edited by lowdominion (06/25/05 03:02 PM)


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4335996 - 06/25/05 03:03 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4335999 - 06/25/05 03:03 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

hmmmmm i like the sound of that.


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #4336013 - 06/25/05 03:06 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I found that it makes absolutly no difference if you leave it on or not. In my last batch of jars i started putting the foil back on but got lazy on half of them and left it off. They all finished together within a day or two.


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: carl]
    #4336072 - 06/25/05 03:26 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

why do you have water in a cooler while colonizing a cake. please clarify, im confused.


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #4336082 - 06/25/05 03:28 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

ive got my jars in a cooler with a heater, the water is halfway up the jars and its set to 82 degrees, is this bad? should i just open the lid a little? i did it this way so that they colonize in complete darkness.


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #4336089 - 06/25/05 03:30 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

look into the TiT


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: lemon_lw]
    #4336091 - 06/25/05 03:30 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

is the way im doing it bad?


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Re: 1/2 pint air holes? remove foil? [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #4336094 - 06/25/05 03:32 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

yeah you have a water bath incubator but the problem with that is water vapor can get into your jar throwing off the water content of the substrate and/or letting contams in the TiT is the way to go


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