Use Heat Resistant Gloves for Minding Yeast Starters & On Brew Day

G & F 1689L Heat Resistant Glove Commercial Grade, LargePictured: G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove via Amazon

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  • I use a heat resistant oven 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.
  • A lot of these types of gloves, including the pictured model and the ones I use are not waterproof.  As such, they should not be used with hot liquids.
  • Some silicone models are available that may offer some water resistance.  Generally speaking silicone gloves are going to be less flexible.  That may make it harder to pick things up.  You’re trading off some water resistance for grip.
  • Safety Note: Always use caution when handling hot items or ingredients and always read and follow manufacturer directions.
  • Search Amazon for “heat resistant oven glove”
  • Search Amazon for “heat resistant waterproof silicone gloves”
  • Ove Glove HH501-18 Hot Surface Handler Oven Mitt Glove – via Amazon
  • G & F Heat Resistant Oven Glove via Amazon

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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