I’m planning to brew 12 gallons of IPA Friday and only had a pretty old slurry of 1272 in the fridge. When I checked brewer’sfriend yeast starter calculator said it would work if I did a 3 stage starter. So I did a 2L, 2L and finally 2.5L in my 1 gallon jug. Within 12 hours the last stage was pushing the tin foil cap off and krauesen was everywhere. I cleaned up the outside of the jug but what I didn’t notice under the tin foil cap was a chunk of krauesen that stayed in the neck when it receded and has now dried in there. I noticed it when I went to cold crash the starter last night.
Does anyone think it’s an issue pouring over/through that gunky neck? I can go the LHBS and get a few new smack packs but I’d hate to waste all this yeast I cultured.