Category Archives: Yeast Starters

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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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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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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Great Deal On – StirStarter Stir Plate

7 Stir Bars [various sizes – 10mm to 35mm long] – $12.99, $1.86 Each

7 PTFE Stirs bars ranging from 10mm to 35mm.

Use these in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate 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.

9/1/18 9 PM Central: These are selling for $12.99. 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

7pcs PTFE magnetic stirrer mixer stir bar White Color


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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INTLLAB 3,000 ml Capacity Stir Plate

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.

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

More: Recent Amazon Finds


Heat Resistant Glove [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $5.76, Best Price + Free Prime Ship

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

G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove, Large  by G & F


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

  • Same material used by fire fighters
  • Maintains integrity and strength at high temperatures
  • Thermal regulating
  • Ambidextrous, fits right or left hand
  • Soft and pliable for easy grasp

I use a similar type of 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.

These are not waterproof.  Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.

8/13/18 7 PM Central; These have dropped to $5.76. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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

G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, for BBQ, Fireplace,and Grilling. Commercial Grade, Large, Sold by 1 Piece

Also Available in Medium: G & F 1689M Dupont Nomex® & Kevlar® Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, BBQ Gloves, Fireplace Gloves, Commercial Grade, Medium, Sold by 1 Piece


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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Great Deal On – StirStarter Stir Plate

2 Liter Erlenmeyer Flask + Yeast Starters & Fermentation Resources

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

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

SEOH Erlenmeyer Flask 2000ML Borosilicate Glass


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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