Category Archives: Yeast Starters

TWO x 1 Liter Erlenmeyer Flasks by ULAB – $16.99, $8.50 + free prime ship

ULAB Scientific Narrow-Mouth Glass Erlenmeyer Flask Set, 34oz 1000ml, 3.3 Borosilicate with Printed Graduation, Pack of 2, UEF1027

ULAB Scientific Narrow-Mouth Glass Erlenmeyer Flask Set, 34oz 1000ml, 3.3 Borosilicate with Printed Graduation, Pack of 2, UEF1027 by ULAB

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

  • 2pcs of 34oz 1000ml
  • High quality 3.3 Borosilicate glass, Uniform wall thickness
  • Extra large marking spot
  • Tolerance is approximately +/- 5%
  • ASTM Specification E960, Type I requirements

 


Related, Get a Stir Plate!

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.

StirtStarters at Valuebrew – free shipping to US addresses + lifetime warranty.  I’ve used the StirStarter for years and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  StirStarter Hands on Review


4/17/21 9 PM Central: These are selling for $16.99. 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

ULAB Scientific Narrow-Mouth Glass Erlenmeyer Flask Set, 34oz 1000ml, 3.3 Borosilicate with Printed Graduation, Pack of 2, UEF1027 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

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4 x 30mm/1.18″ PTFE Magnetic Stir Bars – $7.99, $2 each + A Great Stir Plate Deal

4 Pcs 30mm(1.18 inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet,Stir Rod Magnetic

4 Pcs 30mm(1.18 inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet,Stir Rod Magnetic

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

  • 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

3/10/21 1 PM Central: These are selling for just $7.99. 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

4 Pcs 30mm(1.18 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

Related: A Great Deal on the StirStarter XL!

StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

As of this posting, Valubrew has thes 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

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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.

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

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

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

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

4/11/21 1 PM Central: These are selling for $9.43.  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


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

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.

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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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.


 

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

4/10/21 9 PM 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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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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

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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4 x 20mm PTFE Magnetic Stir Bars – $6.59… $1.65 each + free prime ship + StirStarter Stir Plate Review

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 20mm(0.78inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet

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

  • 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

4/7/21 4:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $6.59. 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 20mm(0.78inch) PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bar,White Color,Laboratory Bar,Stir Plate Bar,Stir Plate Magnet – 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.

‘Ove Glove Heat Resistant Gloves – [Minding Yeast Starters & BBQ, Brew Day & More]

Ove’ Glove Heat Resistant Gloves

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

  • OVEN MITT: Comes with 1 machine washable, USA manufactured, hot surface handler Comoke Ove Glove
  • FIVE FINGER FLEXIBILITY: Made with full finger mobility and can be used with your left or right hand. Each glove contains a silicone non-slip grip to protect against dropping pans.
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Great for barbeques, kitchen, rearranging fireplace logs, car repair, welding, light bulb changes and more!
  • Fabric Type: kevlar

 

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.

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.

Ove’ Glove, Heat Resistant, Hot Surface Handler Oven Mitt/Grilling Glove, Perfect for Kitchen/Grilling, 540 Degree Resistance, As Seen On TV – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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‘Ove Glove Heat Resistant Gloves – [Minding Yeast Starters & BBQ, Brew Day & More]

Ove’ Glove Heat Resistant Gloves

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

  • OVEN MITT: Comes with 1 machine washable, USA manufactured, hot surface handler Comoke Ove Glove
  • FIVE FINGER FLEXIBILITY: Made with full finger mobility and can be used with your left or right hand. Each glove contains a silicone non-slip grip to protect against dropping pans.
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Great for barbeques, kitchen, rearranging fireplace logs, car repair, welding, light bulb changes and more!
  • Fabric Type: kevlar

 

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.

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.

Ove’ Glove, Heat Resistant, Hot Surface Handler Oven Mitt/Grilling Glove, Perfect for Kitchen/Grilling, 540 Degree Resistance, As Seen On TV – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

  • 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

3/27/21 3:30 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


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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.

Jillmo Fermentation Kit – 4 Lid Sets – fermented foods & yeast starters – $11.04 + free prime ship

Jillmo Fermentation Kit, Plastic Fermenter Lid with Airlock for Wide Mouth Mason Jar, (4 Set, Jars Not Included)

Jillmo Fermentation Kit, Plastic Fermenter Lid with Airlock for Wide Mouth Mason Jar, (4 Set, Jars Not Included)

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  • 🌶 AIR TIGHT: Jillmo fermenter lid with silicon ring underneath to make lid airtight and anti-mold during fermentation. The airlock can release the fermentation gas into the atmosphere and keep out of the oxygen from air
  • 🌶 EASY TO USE: Easy to assemble all the parts, put the silicon ring under lid and insert airlock into lid hole, then screw mason jar lid on your wide mouth mason jar. After fermentation, take off the airlock, close the silicon cap and store your fermented food on right place
  • 🌶 EASY TO CLEAN: All parts are removable, BPA FREE and food-grade material, dishwasher safe. BUT DO NOT sterilizing the plastic airlocks with boiling water
  • 🌶 KIT INCLUDES: 4 BPA FREE airlocks; 4 plastic wide mouth lids with silicon rings; 4 food grade silicon grommets. A bonus of ferment recipe and extra silicon grommets

 

 

You should be able to use these as lids/airlocks for yeast starters made in compatible wide mouth jars and for yeast storage.  Note that jars are not included.

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

3/26/21 12 AM Central: This combo is selling for $5.19. 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

Jillmo Fermentation Kit, Plastic Fermenter Lid with Airlock for Wide Mouth Mason Jar, (4 Set, Jars,Weights Not Included) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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