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Heat Resistant Glove for Minding Yeast Starters

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large

Heat Resistant Commercial Grade Glove

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. :)

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, Large

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Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate – $54.99 Shipped

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate

Holds up to 5,000 mL flask, on/off switch and speed control.  110 volt.  1 Year Warranty.  Includes a 1″ Stir Bar – full description

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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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25% Off Muntons DME at Bell’s General Store

Muntons Plain Light Dry Malt Extract (DME)

25% Off Muntons DME at Bell’s

Bell’s General Store is discounting Muntons DME by a whopping 25%.  1 and 3 lb sizes in light, extra light and wheat varieties are included in the sale.  If you’re an extract brewer… you could, of course, use this as your primary fermentable.  Beyond that, keep some DME on hand for yeast starters and gravity correction.

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400x Microscope with LED Lighting – Yeast Counting, Culturing and Propagation

My First Lab Ultimate Digital Microscope – Glass Optics, up to 400x magnification, LED illumination, rechargeable power pack and includes a 15 piece accessory kit.

Use to count yeast and aid in the process of banking and propagating yeast for your homebrew.

My First Lab Ultimate Digital Microscope

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Oven Glove – for Minding Yeast Starters

Designed to protect your hand from hot items near the stove, oven or grill.  It is made with with Kevlar® & Nomex® by DuPont.  Works on left or right hands and features silicone grips.

I use an 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.  No reaching for a pot holder because I already have the Ove Glove on.

These are also handy on brew day for handling hot (but not wet) ball valves and such.

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. :)

The Oven Glove – Hot Surface Handler

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Free Shipping on HBF Magnet Mounting Thingy

3D Printed Stir PlateHBF Magnet Mounting Aid – Read the Full Write Up.

The HBF Magnet Mounting Thingy is designed to allow you to easily and accurately mount 1/2″ x 1/8″ Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets to this fan for use as a stir plate.  Read the Full Write Up.

The STL file is available for free if you have access to a 3D printer.  See the full write up for that file.

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