Heat Resistant Mitt by G & F. Made of DuPont Nomex and Kevlar. Heat and flame resistant. Silicone palm to provide additional heat resistant and to aid with grip. Fits right or left hand.
I use a similar type of glove (Ove Glove) when I’m making yeast starters in an Erlenmeyer Flask. It’s really handy (pun intended) to swirl around the flask or to quickly remove to keep the flask from boiling over.
These are also handy on brew day for handling hot (but not wet) ball valves and such.
Before someone brings this up: These are not waterproof. Along those lines, I wouldn’t suggest that you stick your hand in hot wort with one of these on. Or, without one of these on for that matter. I guess the take away here is… don’t stick your hand in hot wort.
8/27/15 6:54 PM Central: This has recently sold for as much as $11.36. It has dropped to $8.23. That in and of itself is the best historical Amazon price I found. If you click the “Click Coupon & Save” button the price drops another 20% (during checkout) to $6.59. Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order. Whammo. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.
8/25/15 10:30 AM Central: This has dropped from $15.37 to… $8.45. That’s the best historical Amazon price I found. Shipping for the first one is $5.95, but each additional flask is less. For example shiping for a second flask is just $2.02 more. Is this still available? Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.
Stainless Pressure Cooker by T-fal. Suitable for all heat sources including induction. Pressure indicator. Features a safe opening and closing system. Replacement gaskets are available (model # X9010103).
You can use a pressure cooker to can starter wort, sterilize and make sterile water for yeast washing.
This deal gets you everything you need to start making stir plate starters…
StirStarter Stir Plate – I’ve used the StirStarter for years and years. It has worked very well for me. I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.
StirStarter Magnet Keeper – use to hold your stir bar in place or easily remove a stir bar
1″ Magnetic Stir Bar
2,000 mL/2L Erlenmeyer Flask
1 lb of Muntons DME – I use metric for easily figuring how much DME I’ll need. Divide the number of milliliters you need by 10 and you have the number of grams of DME you’ll need. 1 liter (1,000 milliliters) = 100 grams of DME
Carboy Cap (fits 2L Flask)
and Yeast Nutrient
Bell’s Brewery General Store has the whole bundle marked down to $71.20.
Why a Stir Plate? The constant motion of a stir plate integrates oxygen, puts yeast in constant contact with nutrients, relieves built up CO2 and generally helps yeast to grow more rapidly. That also means smaller starters.
Use with your stir plate and erlenmeyer flask to make yeast starters. Yeast count dramatically increases in a stir plate starter vs a non-stir plate starter. The constant motion incorporates air, keeps yeast in contact with nutrients and expels CO2 for solution. This all leads to higher yeast counts.
2,000 mL/2 Liter Borosilicate Flask for making yeast starters
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Erlenmeyer Flask (2000 ml) Y430 – $14.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.