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Erlenmeyer Flask Direct on the Burner?
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    I can put the flask direct on the burner? Correct?

    PBR4LIFE
  • i'm interested here to. im going to get one of these flask thingys too
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,859
    jlw said:

    I can put the flask direct on the burner? Correct?


    Gas or electric? Does it matter?

    PBR4LIFE
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    C_dubbs said:

    jlw said:

    I can put the flask direct on the burner? Correct?


    Gas or electric? Does it matter?

    It's electric flat top. I don;t think it matters but what do I know?
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,859
    jlw said:

    C_dubbs said:

    jlw said:

    I can put the flask direct on the burner? Correct?


    Gas or electric? Does it matter?

    It's electric flat top. I don;t think it matters but what do I know?

    Right? I have old school electric. I think it is ok, but I have never had the balls to do it.

    PBR4LIFE
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    C_dubbs said:

    jlw said:

    C_dubbs said:

    jlw said:

    I can put the flask direct on the burner? Correct?


    Gas or electric? Does it matter?

    It's electric flat top. I don;t think it matters but what do I know?

    Right? I have old school electric. I think it is ok, but I have never had the balls to do it.


    google research says its ok on a glass top maybe ok on a electric coil but could crack due to the direct heat

    PBR4LIFE
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,859
    jlw said:

    C_dubbs said:

    jlw said:

    C_dubbs said:

    jlw said:

    I can put the flask direct on the burner? Correct?


    Gas or electric? Does it matter?

    It's electric flat top. I don;t think it matters but what do I know?

    Right? I have old school electric. I think it is ok, but I have never had the balls to do it.


    google research says its ok on a glass top maybe ok on a electric coil but could crack due to the direct heat


    Bummers.

    PBR4LIFE
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • i have a gas stove so i should be alrite. you guys think these flasks are worth ti?
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,859
    PBR4LIFE said:

    i have a gas stove so i should be alright. you guys think these flasks are worth it?



    Without a doubt if you have a stirplate and want to do starters.
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  • C_dubbs said:

    PBR4LIFE said:

    i have a gas stove so i should be alright. you guys think these flasks are worth it?



    Without a doubt if you have a stirplate and want to do starters.


    woohoo hell yeah i do. wait I ain't got a stir plate thingy.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,140
    jlw said:

    I can put the flask direct on the burner? Correct?



    what type of glass is it? borosilicate can go directly on a flame. some other types of glass cannot.
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  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 59,481
    I have a borosilicate. I've never brought myself to put it on my flat-top electric, but I boil in it using the side burner on my grill. Right on the flame, works like a champ!

    "Balls."
    - Thym's 100,000th post

  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,638
    Mine go on the flat top without issue. Watch you temp setting. I start it on high and turn it all the way to low and slowly work back up towards medium at the first hint of bubbles. Flat tops retain so much heat it makes precision control almost impossible.

    jlw
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  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Mine go on the flat top without issue. Watch you temp setting. I start it on high and turn it all the way to low and slowly work back up towards medium at the first hint of bubbles. Flat tops retain so much heat it makes precision control almost impossible.



    Yep. I hate mine. Wish I'd run a gas line when I put in the new stove.

    "Balls."
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  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    PBR4LIFE said:

    C_dubbs said:

    PBR4LIFE said:

    i have a gas stove so i should be alright. you guys think these flasks are worth it?



    Without a doubt if you have a stirplate and want to do starters.


    woohoo hell yeah i do. wait I ain't got a stir plate thingy.


    Noticed you are in for the drawing, Good luck! Maybe you will have a stirplate after all!
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
    Posts: 1,606

    Mine go on the flat top without issue. Watch you temp setting. I start it on high and turn it all the way to low and slowly work back up towards medium at the first hint of bubbles. Flat tops retain so much heat it makes precision control almost impossible.


    Yea, this. And make sure it is borosilicate. Do not use on electric coil type, not worth the risk. Uneven heating can cause it to break. I use a flat top.

    I have heard when you use an electric coil, put flask in a pot of water, then heat the pot. I tired this, took 30 minutes with a rolling boil and it boiled the water gone, never boiled wort in the flask.
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    CurlyFat said:

    Mine go on the flat top without issue. Watch you temp setting. I start it on high and turn it all the way to low and slowly work back up towards medium at the first hint of bubbles. Flat tops retain so much heat it makes precision control almost impossible.



    Yep. I hate mine. Wish I'd run a gas line when I put in the new stove.


    If we stay in this house long enough to replace the range it will be replaced with a gas range. Undecided on the oven. I thing I've heard arguments for electric there. The has line runs across the kitchen ceiling. Solder in a T and run the line down the wall. Easy.
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  • ThymThym
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    CurlyFat said:

    Mine go on the flat top without issue. Watch you temp setting. I start it on high and turn it all the way to low and slowly work back up towards medium at the first hint of bubbles. Flat tops retain so much heat it makes precision control almost impossible.



    Yep. I hate mine. Wish I'd run a gas line when I put in the new stove.


    If we stay in this house long enough to replace the range it will be replaced with a gas range. Undecided on the oven. I thing I've heard arguments for electric there. The has line runs across the kitchen ceiling. Solder in a T and run the line down the wall. Easy.

    sort of off topic but..
    most of the better combination ovens are electric these days. unless you are going with a stove oven combo, in which all gas is the best option.
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  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,859
    Benvarine said:

    Mine go on the flat top without issue. Watch you temp setting. I start it on high and turn it all the way to low and slowly work back up towards medium at the first hint of bubbles. Flat tops retain so much heat it makes precision control almost impossible.


    Yea, this. And make sure it is borosilicate. Do not use on electric coil type, not worth the risk. Uneven heating can cause it to break. I use a flat top.

    I have heard when you use an electric coil, put flask in a pot of water, then heat the pot. I tired this, took 30 minutes with a rolling boil and it boiled the water gone, never boiled wort in the flask.

    I tried this. The bottom of the pot must not have been perfectly flat because some water was boiling under the flask causing it to jump around and stuff. Epic mess.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I have a Bosch dual fuel guy..... the range is gas ... and the oven is an electric convection deal ..... absolutely love it
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  • jlwjlw
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    I risked it and put the flask directly on the glass top burner and it worked great. I really love the glass top for this type of thing. It makes cleaning up the eventual boil overs soooooo much easier.

    I told my wife i felt a boil over and mess coming and she said nah it will be fine. Then about 2 minutes later boil over.
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    They will boil over. That's another benefit to the 2000ml+ ernys. You get more of a chance to catch it before it goes all volcano on you.

    jlw
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Just don't ever let the wort sit on it .... it will harden into a mess that will NEVER clean off .....
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
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    ceannt said:

    Just don't ever let the wort sit on it .... it will harden into a mess that will NEVER clean off .....



    They areally are easy to clean up. If you get a bad boil over anything you can just pour water on them and let that kind of boil and then use a plastic scraper (like you would use on a cooking stone) and the stuff come right off. Then once it cools I come back over it with simple green. Cleans up nice.