Category Archives: Yeast Starters

5 x Silicone Airlock Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars – $10.40 + free shipping

5PC Silicone Fermenting Lids BPA Free Waterless Airlock Mold Free Auto Vent

5PC Silicone Fermenting Lids BPA Free Waterless Airlock Mold Free Auto Vent

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FOOD GRADE MATERIAL: Made of 100% food-grade silicone, BPA free, mold free and odorless.
FITS All WIDE-MOUTH MASON JAR: With a size of 3.35″ diameter, each lid is perfectly fit for all wide mouth mason jars. Vent gas automatically. No need to burp jars or maintain water levels in airlock.
PERFECT FOR FERMENTING: Great for making Sauerkraut, salsa, Pickles, Kimchi, even fruits or any fermented vegetable probiotic foods.
EASY TO CLEAN: Flexible silicone lids gets cleaning done fast and efficiently on both dishwasher and hand-washing, and keep clean.


 

Lid rings and jars are not included. For wide mouth mason jars

Use as airlocks for yeast starters made in compatible wide mouth jars and for yeast storage.

5PC Silicone Fermenting Lids BPA Free Waterless Airlock Mold Free Auto Vent

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Higher Cell Counts, Decreased Lag Times, More Vigorous Fermentations, Great Warranty StirStarter Stir PlateHands on Review!

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Heat Resistant Glove – G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar [Minding Yeast Starters & Brew Day] – $9.63 + free prime ship

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

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

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  • 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

From HBF: 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.

 

  • 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.
  • Other sizes may be available.  Check the product page for selection and pricing.

10/11/21 1 AM Central: These are selling for $9.63.  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

G & F 1689L Dupont Nomex & Kevlar Heat Resistant Oven Gloves, for BBQ, Fireplace,and Grilling. Commercial Grade, Large, Sold by 1 Piece – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Higher Cell Counts, Decreased Lag Times, More Vigorous Fermentations, Great Warranty StirStarter Stir PlateHands on Review!

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

10/9/21 8 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

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-63 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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10 x PTFE Magnetic Stir Bars – Mixed Sizes – $9.99… $1 each + Free Prime Ship

Noorlee 10pcs PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar Spinbar White Color

Noorlee 10pcs PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar Spinbar White Color

  • Use along with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.
  • 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.
  • Also: StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

10/8/21 3 AM Central: These are selling for just $9.99. 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

Noorlee 10pcs PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar Spinbar White Color – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

4 x 25mm/1″ PTFE Magnetic Stir Bars – $7.59, $1.90 each + free prime ship

4 Pcs 25mm(1 inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet,Stir Rod Magnetic

4 Pcs 25mm(1 inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet,Stir Rod Magnetic

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  • 4 PTFE magnetic stir bars in 1 package.
  • PTFE magnetic stir bar is made of PTFE and high quality magnetic steel,its shape is cylindrical,smooth surface,reduce friction and improves smooth rotation.
  • Mixer Stir Bar is resistant to high temperatures, corrosion,abrasion and high rotational forces.
  • Laboratory Bar can be used with various types of magnetic stirrers or heating stirrers.
  • Stir Plate Magnet is widely used in scientific research, universities,laboratories in the industrial and agricultural sectors, and is often used to stir mixed liquids.

 

  • Use along with a compatible Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.
  • 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.
  • Why get 4?  Generally, you’re going to save money buying in bulk.  Having these on hand allows you to do multiple starters at once and… you’ll have spares if you mistakenly dump your stir bar into your fermenter.
  • Also Consider: StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

9/30/21 5 AM Central: These are selling for just $7.59. 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

4 Pcs 25mm(1 inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet,Stir Rod Magnetic – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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.

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – $68 Shipped + Comparisons @ $80 to $99 & Related Review

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

StirStarter 5L Stir Plate via Valuebrew.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

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XL StirStarter for up to 5L flasks. Includes StirStarter 5L Stir Plate, Stir Bar and Keeper Magnet. 8″ x 6″ x 3″. Includes lifetime repair or replace warranty from the manufacturer! Ships free to US addresses


 

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.  I’ve used the smaller 2L StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review of that stir plate.

As of this posting, this 5L Capable stir plate is on sale for just $68.  This is a bargain for a larger capacity stir plate.  For some pricing clarity, I’m seeing this elsewhere for $80 to $99.99.  To sweeten the deal expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – includes free shipping to US addresses

Is this a great deal?  Shop Around!

2L StirStarter Also On Sale

StirStarter Stir Plate – on sale for $41.50

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ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer + Stir Bar, 3L Capacity – $19.98 + free prime ship

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

9/22/21 3 PM Central: This is on sale for $19.98. 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

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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Stainless Steel Mason Jar Fermentation Kit – 4 Lid Sets – fermented foods & yeast starters

Fermentation Kit for Wide Mouth Jars - 4 Airlocks, 4 Silicone Grommets, 4 Stainless Steel Wide mouth Mason Jar Fermenting Lids with Silicone Rings (4 Set, Jars Not Included)

Fermentation Kit for Wide Mouth Jars – 4 Airlocks, 8 Silicone Grommets, 4 Stainless Steel Wide mouth Mason Jar Fermenting Lids with Silicone Rings (4 Set, Jars Not Included)

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  • KIT INCLUDES: 4 BPA free water airlocks; 4 Stainless steel(18/8) Wide mouth Lids with Silicone Rings; 8 Silicone Grommets.
  • FITS ANY WIDE MOUTH JAR: Can be used for Ball, Kerr, Bernardin. Any brand of “Wide Mouth” Mason jar in pint, quart, or half-gallon.
  • Easily using. 14mm hole instead of 13mm, can easily insert airlock in lid without damage the silicon grommet.
  • Free extra silicone grommets can send to you. There are 8 pack silicone grommets in one kit

 

You should be able to use these as lids/airlocks for yeast starters made in compatible wide mouth jars and for yeast storage.

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

Fermentation Kit for Wide Mouth Jars – 4 Airlocks, 8 Silicone Grommets, 4 Stainless Steel Wide mouth Mason Jar Fermenting Lids with Silicone Rings (4 Set, Jars Not Included) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Search: “wide mouth mason jars” on Amazon

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8 x 25mm/1″ PTFE Magnetic Stir Bars

PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar Set, White Color, Laboratory Bar, Stir Plate Bar, Stir Plate Magnet (25 mm/ 1 Inch and 30 mm/ 1.18 Inch, 8)

PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar Set, White Color, Laboratory Bar, Stir Plate Bar, Stir Plate Magnet (25 mm/ 1 Inch and 30 mm/ 1.18 Inch, 8)

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  • Package including: come with 8 PTFE magnetic stir bars in 1 package, sufficient for meeting your daily use needs
  • Material: PTFE magnetic stir bar is made of PTFE and quality magnetic steel, its shape is cylindrical, smooth surface, reduce friction and improve smooth rotation
  • Feature: mixer stir bar is resistant to high temperatures, corrosion, abrasion and high rotational forces; Fine workmanship, no impurities and burrs on the surface, stable speed and no deviation
  • Application: laboratory bar can be applied with various types of magnetic stirrers or heating stirrers
  • More other uses: stir plate magnet is widely applied in scientific research, universities, laboratories in the industrial and agricultural sectors, and is often applied to stir mixed liquids

 

  • Use along with a compatible Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.
  • 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.
  • Why get 8?  Generally, you’re going to save money buying in bulk.  Having these on hand allows you to do multiple starters at once and… you’ll have spares if you mistakenly dump your stir bar into your fermenter.
  • Also Consider: StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar Set, White Color, Laboratory Bar, Stir Plate Bar, Stir Plate Magnet (25 mm/ 1 Inch and 30 mm/ 1.18 Inch, 8)note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Boil & Go… Up to 120 deg C… 20 x 50 mm Foam Stoppers – $11.99, 60 Cents Each

20 Pieces Foam Stopper Plastic Foam Plug 50mm Openings for Tubes and Flasks, Beer Making, Yeast Starter

20 Pieces Foam Stopper Plastic Foam Plug 50mm Openings for Tubes and Flasks, Beer Making, Yeast Starter

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

  • 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.


 

50 mm is about 2″. Since this is foam it has some flexibility.

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

9/16/21 11 AM Central: These are selling for just $11.99. 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

20 Pieces Foam Stopper Plastic Foam Plug 50mm Openings for Tubes and Flasks, Beer Making, Yeast Starter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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