Category Archives: Yeast Starters

Heat Resistant Mitt for Tending Starters & Brew Day… $6.59 w/Instant Coupon

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

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.

G & F 1682 Heat Resistant Fireplace and Barbecue Pit Mitt

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2 Liter Erlenmeyer Flasks… $8.45 Each

SEOH Erlenmeyer Flask 2000ML Borosilicate Glass

2,000 mL/2 Liter Borosilicate Erlenemeyer Flask by SEOH.  Height: 197mm / 7.75 Inches. Base Diameter: 273mm / 10.75 Inches.

Use for yeast starters [See: StirStarterYeast Starters & Fermentation] to increase cell counts, have better and more vigorous fermentations.

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.

SEOH Erlenmeyer Flask 2000ML Borosilicate Glass

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T-fal Stainless Pressure Cooker – Starter Wort & Sterile Water

T-fal P2510737 Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Pressure Cooker Cookware, Silver

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.

T-fal P2510737 Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe PFOA Free Pressure Cooker Cookware, Silver

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StirStarter Bundle Deal from Bell’s Brewery

homebrew stir plate

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.

StirStarter Bundle With 2L Flask and More – $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.

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1″ x 5/16″ Stir Bar

SEOH Magnetic Stir Bar Octahedral 1 x 5/16 new

1″ by 5/16″ Stir Bar by SEOH.  Encapsulated in FDA approved PTFE with Alnico V Magnet Core.

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.

SEOH Magnetic Stir Bar Octahedral 1 x 5/16 new

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2,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – $14.99

2000 mL  2L Erlenmeyer Flask for Yeast Starters

2000 mL 2L Erlenmeyer Flask for Yeast Starters

2,000 mL/2 Liter Borosilicate Flask for making yeast starters

Product Description – Here  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Erlenmeyer Flask (2000 ml) Y430 – $14.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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StirStarter Stir Plate… $42 Shipped

StirStarter Stir Plate eBay

StirStarter Stir Plate

StirStarter Stir Plate for $42 + Free Expedited Shipping via eBay.

RiteBrew has this for $39.99 + Shipping.  Most likely the $42 eBay offering will be lower when factoring in shipping, but it may be worth a check.  If you need something else beyond the stir plate, A RiteBrew order is probably the way to go.  Check out recently featured items.

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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