Category Archives: Yeast Starters

HYCC MX-3K Laboratory Magnetic 3,000 ml Capacity Stir Plate – $24.80, w/coupon + free prime ship

HYCC MX-3K Laboratory Magnetic Stirrer, 4.8" Diameter Aluminium Panel, 3000 RPM, Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml, Stirring Type

HYCC MX-3K Laboratory Magnetic Stirrer, 4.8″ Diameter Aluminium Panel, 3000 RPM, Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml, Stirring Type

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

  • LARGE CAPACITY – HYCC Lab MX-3K Magnetic Stirrer has a large 3000ML Capacity.
  • APPLICATION SCOPE – Perfect for stirring in scientific research, industry, agriculture, health and medicine, homebrew, etc.
  • EASY CARRY – Easy to carry anywhere and anytime.
  • HIGH QUALITY – With 2 year warranty.
  • CONTROLLED SPEED – Stepless adjustable stirring speed with a 100-3000rpm stirring speed for better results.

 

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.

11/9/19 1 PM Central: This is selling for just $29.80. That’s, in and of itself, the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Click on “Save an extra $5.00 when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to just $24.80.  This is a bargain! Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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

HYCC MX-3K Laboratory Magnetic Stirrer, 4.8″ Diameter Aluminium Panel, 3000 RPM, Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml, Stirring Type


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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Cole Parmer 4L/4,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – now $24.09 + free prime ship & Yeast Starters & Fermentation Resources

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 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, 4000 ml, 1/pk
  • Graduation interval (ml): 500

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.

11/8/19 11 AM Central: This has dropped to $23.09.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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 

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask


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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Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

6 Pack of Stir Bars by SEOH – use for yeast starters – $11.99, $2 each + free prime ship

SEOH Magnetic Stir Bar Plain PTFE 6 x 25mm (Pack of 6)

6 Pack of Magnetic Stir Bars by SEOH.  PTFE 6 x 25 mm (about an inch).

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A general purpose stir bar that provides better mixing than cylindrical stirrers. An Alnico V magnet is encapsulated with a two step process, compression and isostatic encapsulation, to eliminate cracks and porosity. Each stir bar is polished to reduce the potential for contamination. PACK OF 6


 

Use along with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to do Stir Plate Yeast Starters.

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

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 6?  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.

I have this stir bar and it works great.  DIY Stir PlateThe vortex to the right was created with the help of this stir bar.  See: The HBF Stir Plate Mounting-Thingy for more info.

11/3/19 7:30 AM Central: These are selling for $11.99.  That figures to just $2 each. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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 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 

SEOH Magnetic Stir Bar Plain PTFE 6 x 25mm Pack of 6 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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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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SEVEN x INTLLAB PTFE Stir Bars [Yeast Starters] – $7.80 – $1.11 Each + free prime ship

INTLLAB 7pcs/Pack Mixed Size PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bars Type-C


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

  • CHEMICAL RESISTANT – Teflon PTFE material can be used with corrosive chemicals, including acid and base
  • POWERFUL – Teflon (PTFE) casing helps reduce friction and wear while spinning
  • EASY USE – Place inside a container of liquid that is seated on a magnetic stirrer
  • PORTABLE FOR WIDE USE: perfect for stir a liquid or solution in scientific research, industry, agriculture, health and medicine, homebrew, etc

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.

10/25/19 7:30 AM Central: These 7 stir bars are selling for just $7.80. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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 

INTLLAB 7pcs/Pack Mixed Size PTFE Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Stir Bars Type-C


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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Hands on Review: Propper Starter Canned Starter Wort

Propper Starter Canned Wort by Omega Labs

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Propper Starter Canned Starter Wort

I never used to be a fan of starters. I willfully ignored stories people would tell about their starters because I didn’t want starters to matter. Extra work strung out to a few days before brew day was something I just couldn’t get excited about. But then I did some experiments splitting a batch and fermenting one with a starter and one without. I then saw firsthand how the starter saved a couple of challenging lager fermentations. I could no longer be a denier.

I set about trying to make the process as easy as possible with a flask, stir plate, and even a small electric coffee kettle to allow me to keep the process contained to my basement brewing area. It was manageable, but I still couldn’t overcome the dislike of having to buy DME (and running short when I needed it), and the whole cooling process after I boiled the wort starter. Then I stumbled upon the Propper Starter canned starter wort in my LHBS. Could this be my savior?


Finding Propper Starter Canned Wort


Propper canned starter wort is made by Omega Yeast Labs. Omega yeast labs opened in mid-2013, which makes it a newer kid on the block of homebrewing yeast suppliers. Based in St. Louis and Chicago, you will mostly find their yeast in the Midwest and East Coast areas. A yeast producer making a yeast starter seems like a natural/logical fit.

The can of Propper Starter contains concentrated wort and yeast nutrient. It’s made to be diluted to the proper concentration. One 16 oz. can of concentrated wort poured into your flask, then you fill up the empty 16 oz. can with water again and you’ve got 1 Liter of 1.040 gravity starter wort.

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SIX x Waterless Airlock Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jar

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)


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

  • EASY-TO-USE for BEGINNERS OR ENTHUSIASTS — Vent gas automatically, no need to burp jars daily to release excess pressure and maintain water levels.
  • FITS ANY WIDE-MOUTH MASON JAR — With a size of 3.35″ diam, each lid is perfectly suitable for all wide mouth mason jars.
  • EASY TO CLEAN — Flexible silicone lids gets cleaning done fast and efficiently on both dishwasher and hand-washing.

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

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)


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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Cole Parmer 4L/4,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask + Yeast Starters & Fermentation Resources

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

More Info

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, 4000 ml, 1/pk
  • Graduation interval (ml): 500

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.

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask


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

Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

Cole Parmer 4L/4,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask + Yeast Starters & Fermentation Resources

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask

More Info

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, 4000 ml, 1/pk
  • Graduation interval (ml): 500

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.

Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask


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

Oxygenation and Aeration Supplies at William’s Brewing

SIX x Waterless Airlock Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jar

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)


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

  • EASY-TO-USE for BEGINNERS OR ENTHUSIASTS — Vent gas automatically, no need to burp jars daily to release excess pressure and maintain water levels.
  • FITS ANY WIDE-MOUTH MASON JAR — With a size of 3.35″ diam, each lid is perfectly suitable for all wide mouth mason jars.
  • EASY TO CLEAN — Flexible silicone lids gets cleaning done fast and efficiently on both dishwasher and hand-washing.

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

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)


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

More: Recent Amazon Finds


SIX x Waterless Airlock Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jar

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)


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

  • EASY-TO-USE for BEGINNERS OR ENTHUSIASTS — Vent gas automatically, no need to burp jars daily to release excess pressure and maintain water levels.
  • FITS ANY WIDE-MOUTH MASON JAR — With a size of 3.35″ diam, each lid is perfectly suitable for all wide mouth mason jars.
  • EASY TO CLEAN — Flexible silicone lids gets cleaning done fast and efficiently on both dishwasher and hand-washing.

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

6-Pack Waterless Airlock Fermentation Lids for Wide Mouth Mason Jars, Mold Free, Food-Grade Silicone Easy Fermenting Lids for Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles or Any Fermented Probiotic Food (3 Colors)


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

More: Recent Amazon Finds