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Erlenmeyer Flask on Glass Top Stove

Any thoughts about using an Erlenmeyer Flask on a glass top electric stove? I’ve heard of some concerns of the flask breaking… is this true?

THANKS

I use mine on a ceramic top stove all the time with no problem. I’ve heard that coil burners are not good for them.

The electric coils are higher temp concentrated area than the flame/bunsen burner many flasks are designed for. A good number of home brewers have found this out the hard way. A Simmer Ring or Heat Diffuser can lessen the chances of an accident.

thanks… I used it on my glass top, no problem

You can place it in a pan to diffuse the heat.

FWIW, I’ve used mine on a glass top for a few years now with no problems. Doesn’t mean that it couldn’t brea tomorrow. Since it’s not sitting directly on the coils I don’t see how it could be a problem.

I’ve boiled water in mine by placing it in a pan with some water in the bottom to help defuse the heat.

My question is, do you use reserved wort from a previous batch? It seems like a royal pain to get the DME into the flask w/o boilovers. I haven’t managed it. I’d rather boil it in the pot, then transfer the wort to a sanitized flask. Then you get the benefit of less boilover and the nice flask shape for easy decanting.

[quote=“SoltanGris”]I’ve boiled water in mine by placing it in a pan with some water in the bottom to help defuse the heat.

My question is, do you use reserved wort from a previous batch? It seems like a royal pain to get the DME into the flask w/o boilovers. I haven’t managed it. I’d rather boil it in the pot, then transfer the wort to a sanitized flask. Then you get the benefit of less boilover and the nice flask shape for easy decanting.[/quote]

this. I was literally at my LHBS buying fermcap for my wort starters just so i could boil in the 2000ml erlenmeyer. Then I realized #1, fermcap might not even prevent a boilover and #2 that I have an erlenmeyer because it has a flat bottom and easily works with a stir plate, NOT so I could boil in it.

Now I measure out the water in the erlenmeyer, pour into a pot, add DME, boil, transfer back to the e-meyer. done.

I’ve used mine on a glass top stove in the past. I have gas now, though.

Be very careful when boiling. Boil overs are an absolute nightmare to clean up on a glass top stove.

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