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INTLLAB 3,000 ml Capacity Stir Plate – $35.80, best price + free shipping

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Intlab Magnetic Stirrer.  Max capacity 3,000 ml.  316 Stainless top.  Includes stir bar.

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

9/16/18 7:30 AM Central: This 3L capable stir plate is selling for $35.80.  That’s the lowest historical third party Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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2 Liter Erlenmeyer Flask [Yeast Starters] – $14.99 + free prime ship

2,000 ml/2L Erlenmeyer Flask with Heavy Duty Rim by American Labs


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 2000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask, single scale, graduated
  • Height: 280mm, Outer diameter Neck: 50mm, Outer diameter Bulb: 166mm (approx)
  • High quality inert 3.3 borosilicate glass
  • Extra large marking spot – ASTM Specification E960, Type I requirements

9/15/18 6:30 PM Central: This is available again at just $14.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

2000ml / 2L Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Heavy Duty Rim


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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5 Liter, 5,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask Karter Scientific Erlenmeyer Flask [Yeast Starters] – $36.99+ free shipping

5000ml Flask, Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer, Borosilicate 3.3 Glass, Karter Scientific 213G17 (Single)

5000ml Flask, Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer, Borosilicate 3.3 Glass, Karter Scientific 213G17


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 3.3 Borosilicate Glass
  • ASTM Specification E960, Type I requirements
  • Graduated, Single Scale
  • Rubber Stoppers Included
  • Height: 365mm, OD Neck: 50mm, OD Bulb: 220mm

Texas Residents: Under Texas State Law, this product requires a Precursor Chemical/Laboratory Apparatus NAR-120 permit to ship to a Texas address. After purchase, the seller will contact you via email to verify your permit. Failure to provide a valid permit will result in a cancellation and refund of your order.


9/12/18 8 PM Central: This is selling for $36.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

5000ml Flask, Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer, Borosilicate 3.3 Glass, Karter Scientific 213G17 (Single)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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StirStarter Stir Plate – $42 + Free Shipping

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StirStarter Stir Plate via eBay.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

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From the description…

“Here’s good news for all you beer home brewers. YOU don’t make beer; your one-celled friends called yeast do all the work! That’s why happy, healthy yeast is the cornerstone of good brewing practice. You can make sure your yeast is ready for action in the fermenter with a magnetic stir plate. I built one and like it so much I have decided to build more and sell them to the home brewing community at a fair price. I call my version the StirStarter.

Home brewing discussion forums are full of details on how to make your own stir plate with used spare parts like hard drive magnets, computer fans and old cigar boxes. It’s a fun weekend project and if you’re mechanically inclined it might even work!

But if you’re not ready to invest the time and effort to build and perhaps troubleshoot your own creation, let me do the job for you. I am a registered professional electrical engineer and I have spent many hours improving the design of the StirStarter. My eBay seller status, 100% positive feedback and obsession with customer service means you can buy with confidence!

The StirStarter comes complete with stir bar, operating instructions and a “keeper” magnet to lock the stir bar in place so it won’t end up in your fermenter when the yeast is pitched!

For detailed product specifications, yeast starter info and helpful construction hints if you want to build your own, do a Google search on the word StirStarters.

The StirStarter will be shipped via Priority Mail after the receipt of your order. The StirStarter is guaranteed forever. If it fails to perform for ANY reason, ship it back to me for repair or replacement at no charge.”

 

As of this posting, this great stir plate is selling for just $42.  Expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for up to the minute price and availability.

Brew Smarter with a StirStarter Magnetic Stir Plate For Home Brewers – if that has ended, check the seller’s Other Items to see if it has been re-listed

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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[3 Pack] Safale s-04 English Yeast – $9.17, $3.06 Each + free prime ship

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3 Pack of Fermentis Safale S-04.  English Ale Yeast Strain.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Ideal for a wide variety of styles of American and European origin
  • Settles quickly to form a compact sediment layer resulting in brilliantly Clear beer
  • A fast fermenting yeast that Produces complex ales with a well-rounded character

“A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.”


9/7/18 1 AM Central: This three pack is selling for $9.17. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Safale S-04 (3 ct.11.5 g Packs)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Set of 5 Waterless Silicone Airlock Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars – $10.95, $2.19 Each

Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 5 pack. Premium Presents. White

Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 5 pack. Premium Presents. White


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability: “Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 5 pack. Premium Presents. White.”


You should be able to use these as lids/airlocks for yeast starters made in compatible wide mouth jars and for yeast storage.

9/6/18 11 PM Central: This highly rated 5 pack is selling for $10.95. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Maintenance free silicone airlock waterless fermentation lids for wide mouth mason jars. BPA free, mold free, dishwasher safe. 5 pack. Premium Presents. White

Search: “wide mouth mason jars” on Amazon

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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(10) Packs of Safale US-05 – $28.75, $2.88 Each + Free Shipping

10 PK FRESH FERMENTIS SAFALE US-05 American Ale Home Beer Brewing Yeast Homebrew

(10) 11.5 gram packs of Safale US-05.  Safale US-05 is the Chico Ale Strain similar to Wyeast 1056 and White Labs WLP001.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $28.75  Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

10 PK FRESH FERMENTIS SAFALE US-05 American Ale Home Beer Brewing Yeast Homebrew

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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SIX x Bel-Art Spinpak Stir Bars – assorted sizes

Bel-Art Spinpak Teflon Octagon Magnetic Stirring Bar Assortment (Pack of 6) (F37160-0000)

6 Pack of PTFE Stir Bars by Bel-Art


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Octagonal shape creates more turbulence and a stronger vortex than a round, cylindrical shape or a polygonal shape
  • Teflon (PTFE) casing is chemically inert, can be used with corrosive chemicals, and helps reduce friction and wear while spinning
  • Built-in pivot ring helps reduce vibration and wear during stirring
  • Internal magnet made from alnico V, an alloy of aluminum, nickel, iron, and cobalt
  • Contains six stir bars, two each in the following sizes: 1 x 0.3125″ (25.4 x 8 mm), 1.5 x 0.3125″ (38.1 x 8 mm), 2 x 0.3125″ (50.8 x 8 mm)

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate helps to keep yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen.  All of that means higher cell counts.

Bel-Art Scienceware F371600000 Teflon (PTFE), Octagonal Spinpak Magnetic Stir Bar Assortment, with Pivot Ring (Pack of 6)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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12 X 250 mL Polypropylene Wide Lab Jars & Closures

Azlon 301625-0008 250mL / 8oz, Plastic (PP) Wide Mouth Lab Sample Bottle (Pack Of 12)

12 x Azlon Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottles.  250 mL Capacity.  Autoclavable.  Leak-proof with polypropylene screw closures.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Capacity: 250mL (8 ounces); height: 145mm; bottle OD: 60mm; neck ID: 35mm; cap size: 45mm
  • Material: polypropylene bottle and closure
  • Wide mouth; leak proof; rigid; translucent
  • Excellent chemical resistance; ideal for storage and handling of liquids or solids
  • Autoclavable; made with FDA approved resin

“This 250mL (8 ounce) polypropylene (PP) wide mouth lab bottle with a polypropylene closure is leak proof, rigid, and translucent. The autoclavable bottle has excellent chemical resistance, and is ideal for storage and handling of liquids or solids. Made with FDA approved resin for non-contaminating storage of chemicals and food grade products. Autoclavable. Material: polypropylene Bottle and Closure. Capacity: 250mL (8 ounces). Height: 145mm. Bottle OD: 60mm. Neck ID: 35mm. Cap Size: 45mm. Dynalon® #: 301625-0008.”


Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection, yeast rehydration, yeast washing and slurry storage. Also an easy vessel for making and storing sanitized water.  I use similar containers (different manufacturer, size and specs) to collect samples and to aid with yeast rehydration.  Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on my process for yeast rehydration.

Azlon 301625-0008 250mL / 8oz, Plastic (PP) Wide Mouth Lab Sample Bottle (Pack Of 12)


Also Consider: Bel-Art 106320007 Scienceware Polypropylene Precisionware Wide-Mouth Autoclavable Bottle with 53mm Closure, 500ml Capacity, Pack of 12

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.5 Micron Diffusion Stone – Aeration, Oxygenation, Carbonation + Hands on Review

Carbonating Stone with 1/4" Barb, 0.5 micron

.5 Micron Diffusion/Carbonating Stone w/ 1/4″ Barb.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Stainless steel 0.5 micron diffusion stone with 1/4in barb
  • Oxygenate wort thoroughly to insure a healthy fermentation
  • Carbonate draft beer quickly
  • For use with compressed CO2, O2 or adequately powered air pumps

Possible homebrewing uses include – carbonating, oxygenating and aerating.  Check out my my Hands on Review of this stone.

Carbonating Stone with 1/4″ Barb, 0.5 micron


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

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