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Eisco Labs 500 ml Polypropylene Reagent Bottle – back in stock at $9.09 + My Yeast Rehydration Technique

Reagent Bottle, 500ml - Wide Mouth with Screw Cap - Polypropylene - Translucent - Eisco Labs

500 ml Polypropylene (PP) wide mouth bottle

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  • 500ML CAPACITY || Industrial quality reagent bottle with a 500ml capacity. Excellent for storing chemicals, liquids or powders
  • SUPERIOR DURABILITY || The rigid polypropylene construction provides excellent chemical resistance to acids, alcohols & alkalis, and very good resistance to aldehydes and hydrocarbons. Both bottle and cap are translucent with excellent optical clarity. Stable at temperatures between -20°C and 135°C
  • WIDE NECK || Bottle features a wide neck. Outer diameter of mouth measures 47mm and inner diameter measures 43mm. Includes a leak-proof screw cap
  • EASY TO CLEAN || Bottle and screw cap are autoclavable and top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and sterilization
  • GREAT FOR PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES, CLASSROOMS & HOUSEHOLD || Designed for use in professional laboratories, but is an ideal choice for science classrooms and household use

 

Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection, yeast rehydration, yeast washing and slurry storage. Also an easy vessel for making and storing sanitized water.  I use similar containers to collect samples and to aid with yeast rehydration.  Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on my process for yeast rehydration.

6/15/21 3 PM Central: This was a quick sell out the last time I posted it. As of this posting, it’s back in stock, selling for $9.09. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Reagent Bottle, 500ml – Wide Mouth with Screw Cap – Polypropylene – Translucent – Eisco Labs – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Compare: New offerings are regularly added – Search Amazon for “Polypropylene Lab Bottles” – Some things to look for – proper temp ratings, use of food safe materials and microwaveable.

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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.

SIX x Safale US-05 Yeast – $18.87… $3.15 each + free prime ship

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(6) Packs 11.5 g Each Safale US-05 Dry American Ale Yeast

6/15/21 11 AM Central: These have dropped to just $18.87. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Note: Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Safale US-05 (Six Packages, 11.5 g ea) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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THREE x Safale US-05 Yeast – $10.49, $3.50 each + free prime ship

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ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer + Stir Bar, 3L Capacity – now $20.79 + free prime ship, w/$9 off coupon

ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer Magnetic Mixer 3000 RPM with Stir Bar Max Stirring Capacity 3000mL, Black

ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer Magnetic Mixer 3000 RPM with Stir Bar Max Stirring Capacity 3000mL, Black

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  • High quality: the working plate is made high quality 5052 aluminum, It has a longer lifespan and is easy to clean.
  • Powerful stirring: this magnetic stirrer has an adjustable and powerful stirring speed up to 3000 rpm. You can change and select the suitable stirring speed as per your need.
  • Big capacity: This magnetic mixer has the maximum of 3000Ml. It is very good choice for home brew yeast starters.
  • Wide use: the ANZESER magnetic stirrer can be used for stirring and mixing in food processing, school laboratory, industry, agriculture and homebrew, etc.

 

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.

Note from HBF: Beaker is not included

If you’re looking for something with a full 5L capacity consider StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

6/14/21 11 PM Central: This is selling for $29.79. Click on “Save an extra $9.00 when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $20.79. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer Magnetic Mixer 3000 RPM with Stir Bar Max Stirring Capacity 3000mL, Black – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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8 x Safale US-05 Yeast – $23.99, $3 each + free prime ship

Fermentis Safale US-05 Dry Yeast, 11.5 g (Pack of 8)

Fermentis Safale US-05 Dry Yeast, 11.5 g (Pack of 8)

6/14/21 11 AM Central: These are selling for just $23.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Note: Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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[3 Pack] Safale s-04 English Yeast – $9.99, $3.33 each + free prime ship

Safale S-04 (3 ct.11.5 g Packs)

3 Pack of Fermentis Safale S-04.  English Ale Yeast Strain.


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

  • Ideal for a wide variety of styles of American and European origin
  • Settles quickly to form a compact sediment layer resulting in brilliantly Clear beer
  • A fast fermenting yeast that Produces complex ales with a well-rounded character

“A well-known, commercial English ale yeast, selected for its fast fermentation character and its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of the fermentation, helping to improve beer clarity. This yeast is recommended for the production of a large range of ale beers and is specially well adapted to cask-conditioned ales and fermentation in cylindro-conical tanks. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium.”


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Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM Gas Flowmeter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation] – $17.99 + free prime ship

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator

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  • Mainly used to detect oxygen flow, control the flow of oxygen, the gas flow can be detected
  • Product function: to measure oxygen and other gas single-phase non-pulsating flow
  • Flow range: 0.1-1.5 LPM

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “wort”

Most regulators that homebrewers use for oxygenating wort are simple setups – Example – via William’s Brewing.  They attach to disposable oxygen tanks (typically sourced from a local hardware store) and are little more than on and off valves.  No gauges, no pressure control (other than the degree to which you open and close the valve) and no flow control.

Time and rate give you an idea of how much oxygen you’re really adding to your wort.  Time is easy to track.  Rate, not so much, at least with typical homebrew O2 regulators.  If you want more or less oxygen for your next batch, it’s mostly a guessing game.

Enter an oxygen flow meter.  A flow meter, gives you an idea of flow rate

See this in action: Reader Photo: Oxygen Flow Meter [Assist with Wort Oxygenation]

6/13/21 7 PM Central: This is selling for $17.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

JIAWANSHUN Oxygen Air Flow Meter 0.1-1.5LPM / Gas Flowmeter with Copper Connector For Oxygen Air Gas Conectrator


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Hands on Review: StirStarter Stir Plate + Free Propper Starter When You Buy One

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Michael Gom.  Read more about Michael below.

Hands on Review: The StirStarter Yeast Stir Plate

Why make a yeast starter?

A yeast starter can really help insure you have healthy, viable yeast for your beer especially when using liquid yeast. For this reason I always prefer to build up a starter whenever using a liquid yeast (or re-pitching a saved yeast). I won’t get into effectiveness of different starter methods but a popular choice for homebrewers is to use a stir plate, a magnetic stir-bar and a flask of some sort (erlenmeyer flask in most cases).

Full disclosure, I was sent this product for free to do this review. Though I did try and put it through multiple real-world tests and have given my honest opinion on function and performance.


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Also: StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – on sale for just $68 – Compare at $80 to $99.99

Also Mentioned in this Review: Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask| 3 Pack, Magnetic Stir Bar – 50mm / 1.96 Inch

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Unboxing and packaging

All the parts and components arrived in a single, compact zip-loc bag.In the bag, an information sheet with info on the company, yeast starters, etc.

Also included is an envelope with an instruction sheet, as well as the “keeper” magnet taped to the back.

As well as the power adapter (in it’s own cardboard box), the stir plate itself, and the stir bar.

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Cole-Parmer 2L Erlenmeyer Flask [Yeast Starters] – $16.88 + free prime ship

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-63 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-63 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

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  • Autoclavable: yes
  • Material: borosilicate glass
  • Tolerance (ml): 0.05
  • Description: erlenmeyer flask, glass, 2000 ml, 1/pk
  • Graduation interval (ml): 400

Made with durable borosilicate 3.3 glass and featuring a heavy-duty rim with narrow-mouth opening there are very few applications these flasks cannot handle. Economical option for everyday use flasks easy read graduations withstands wide temperature range -50 to 550ºc graduated tolerances to 0.05 autoclavable.


 

Use for yeast starters to increase cell counts to have better and more vigorous fermentations.

Also Consider: StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

6/11/21 1:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $16.88. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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SIX x Safale US-05 Yeast

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(6) Packs 11.5 g Each Safale US-05 Dry American Ale Yeast

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Mangrove Jack M42 New World Strong Ale… $2.50 w/Stacking Deals + Free Ship Eligible

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M42

Species : Ale
Fermentation Temp Range (°F) : 61-72
Apparent Attenuation Range (%) : High
Flocculation : Very High
Alcohol Tolerance : Medium

Pitching/Fermentation : Sprinkle directly on up to 23 L (6 US Gal) of wort. For best results, ferment at 16-22 degrees C (61-72 degrees F). Storage Recommendations: Store in the fridge 10g Sachet

Notes : A top-fermenting ale strain that ferments with a neutral yeast aroma to ensure the full character of the malts and hops are prominent in each beer. Suitable for IPA’s, Porters, Russian Imperial Stouts and more.

Best Styles : IPA, Porter, Russian Imperial Stout


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