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MoreBeer 2,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – $19.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

Erlenmeyer Flask - 2000 mL Y430

2,000 mL/2 Liter Borosilicate Flask from MoreBeer for making yeast starters.

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These Erlenmeyer flasks help the best brewers to make large yeast starters to get their beer fermenting fast. Large populations of active yeast help ensure a healthy fermentation, free of off flavors.  One of our favorite things about the Erlenmeyer flasks is that you can boil your starters directly in them!

Our large 2000ml Erlenmyer Flask is the ideal vessel to make a large yeast starter for 5 gallon lagers and high gravity brews. Because it is made from borosilicate glass you can move it from a boil on your gas stove into a cold water bath for cooling, without the risk of cracking. (We do not recommend the use of an electric element. If this cannot be avoided, we recommend using a larger pot as a hot water bath on the stove.) This means you can do the whole process in one container, keeping it simple and helping to reduce the risk of contamination when transferring from one container to another.

Recommended Process for Use of Flask:
Double Boiler Method

It is important for your safety to heat water in the flask with a heat source that distributes heat evenly. Our manufacturer has confirmed that direct heat to the glass can break down its integrity and break if the heat source doesn’t distribute evenly.

Morebeer! recommends using the “double boiler method.”  This process involves using a boiling water bath on the outside of the flask to heat up the water inside the flask.  All you need is a kettle 3 gallons or larger.  This process is much safer and efficient. If the flask should break or boil over, your kettle will be there to collect the contents, thus keeping your stove clean and keeping you away from potential harm.

Features

  • Massive 2L (2000mL) Capacity
  • Made from Borosilicate Glass
  • Fantastic price for a flask of this size
  • Produced for MoreBeer!
  • 6.5″ base 2.5″ top 10.75″H

Why make a yeast starter? (from our FAQ)
We build starters for 3 main reasons. First, to ensure yeast health. By making a starter 1-3 days in advance, you ensure that your yeast is healthy and strong and ready to do its job. Second, to create more yeast. By making the starter you will increase the cell count of the yeast, giving you a better chance of keeping bacteria’s and wild yeasts from fermenting your wort. Third, if you are making high gravity beers. If you are making a high gravity beer (1.060+) you will need more yeast to start the ferment faster. High gravity beers will also finish more completely when you pitch ample quantities of yeast.

In the lab world, these flasks are known as “Student Grade”. A great flask for making yeast starters!(Student grade is not the highest grade flasks and will have minor defects)

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $19.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Erlenmeyer Flask (2000 ml) Y430

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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.

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8 x Magnetic Stir Bars – $9.99, $1.25 each + free prime ship

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

6/12 10 PM 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

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

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate via MoreBeer [Can Hold 5,000 mL Flask] – $35.99, Limited Availability – OR A Deal on a 5L Capable Stir Plate

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate Y706

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate via MoreBeer

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Improve the quality of your yeast starters with this compact magnetic stir plate. Aeration is an important factor in making a yeast starter, and without the stir plate you’ll need to pick up and swirl your starter by hand as often as possible. Drop the included stir bar into your Erlenmeyer flask, set it on the stir plate, and let it do the work for you!

  • On/Off switch
  • Adjustable speed control dial
  • Accommodates flasks up to 5000ml in size
  • Stir bar included
  • 4 ft. long cord
  • Plate measures 4.75″ in diameter
  • Dimensions: 7″ L x 6″ W x 4.25″ H

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $35.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here– Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate Y706

OR… A Deal on StirStarter XL with Lifetime Warranty!

As of this posting, The StirStarter XL is on sale for $68

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Two x Jillmo 2 Liter Fermentation Jars – Yeast Starters & More

Jillmo Fermentation Jar, 2 Liter Fermentation Kit with Fermenting Weights and Airlocks, 2 Pack

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  • Safe Material: Made from LEAD-FREE, clear & thick glass, the glass jar is safe to use, but only sterilizing with warm water, temperature lower than 40℃
  • Great Value: The set includes 2 fermentation jars, 2 fermentation weights, 2 airlocks, silicon grommets & silicon seal, you just need this complete set start fermenting
  • Large Mouth: The fermentation jar with wide mouth & neck, you can easily get your hands inside
  • Airtight: Equipped with SUS304 hinged airtight seal lid, silicon grommet, the jar is airtight and perfect for fermenting sauerkraut, wine, fruit and any other fermented vegetables or foodstuffs you might fancy
  • Easy to Use and Easy to Clean: The set is easy to set up and dishwasher safe

 

Jillmo Fermentation Jar, 2 Liter Fermentation Kit with Fermenting Weights and Airlocks, 2 Pack – 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, 8 Silicone Grommets, 4 Stainless Steel Wide mouth Mason Jar Fermenting Lids with Silicone Rings

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  • KIT INCLUDES: 4 BPA free water airlocks; 4 Stainless steel(18/8) Wide mouth Lids with Silicone Rings; 4 Silicone Grommets.Warning--DO NOT sterilizing the plastic airlocks with boiling water but warm water
  • FITS WIDE MOUTH JAR: Fit 3.38 in (86 mm) Outer Diameter Mouth Jars. Fit small 4oz wide mouth jars all the way to large 64oz wide mouth jars
  • Easily using. 14mm hole instead of 13mm, can easily insert airlock in lid without damage the silicon grommet.
  • Extra silicone grommets The set include extra silicone grommets.
  • One year free Guarantee- if any small parts damaged during delivery, we can change into new one within one year.

 

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

Jillmo Fermentation Kit, Stainless Steel Fermenting Kit for Wide Mouth Mason Jars (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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Mason Jars For Homebrew Ingredient Storage, Yeast Starters and More

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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, 8 Silicone Grommets, 4 Stainless Steel Wide mouth Mason Jar Fermenting Lids with Silicone Rings

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Highlighted Features
  • KIT INCLUDES: 4 BPA free water airlocks; 4 Stainless steel(18/8) Wide mouth Lids with Silicone Rings; 4 Silicone Grommets.Warning--DO NOT sterilizing the plastic airlocks with boiling water but warm water
  • FITS WIDE MOUTH JAR: Fit 3.38 in (86 mm) Outer Diameter Mouth Jars. Fit small 4oz wide mouth jars all the way to large 64oz wide mouth jars
  • Easily using. 14mm hole instead of 13mm, can easily insert airlock in lid without damage the silicon grommet.
  • Extra silicone grommets The set include extra silicone grommets.
  • One year free Guarantee- if any small parts damaged during delivery, we can change into new one within one year.

 

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

Jillmo Fermentation Kit, Stainless Steel Fermenting Kit for Wide Mouth Mason Jars (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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Mason Jars For Homebrew Ingredient Storage, Yeast Starters and More

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4 x 30mm/1.18″ PTFE Magnetic Stir Bars – $8.99, $2.25 each + free prime ship

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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  • 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.

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.

 

  • 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

5/12 1 PM Central: These are selling for $8.99. 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

Lab Grade Magnetic Stir Bar Retriever – $7.97 + free prime ship

PTFE Magnetic Stir Bar Retriever

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  • QUALITY - Manufactured in ISO9001:2015 facility.
  • LABORATORY GRADE - Virgin PTFE (Teflon) around solid steel core.

 

 

Use to help retrieve your stir bar if it gets dumped into your fermenter and more

5/9 5:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $7.97, 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

Magnetic Stir Bar Retriever, 250mm/10 inch, Steel Core PTFE Chemical Resistant – 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!

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4 x Propper Starter Canned Wort – from $12.75, $3.19 per batch + Free Ship Eligible & Hands on Review

Propper Starter Condensed Wort Can (4 Pack)

Propper Starter via Austin Homebrew Supply

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This can of concentrated wort is perfect for giving your yeast the “Propper” start, whether preparing a cold-pitched lager, a high gravity brew, a yeast pack nearing expiration or just whenever a yeast started is required. The Propper Starter allows you to quickly and easily prepare the yeast for your next batch of beer, cider or mead without dealing with messy dried malt extracts, or waiting for boiling & cooling. Propper Starter increases both the biomass and vitality in your yeast, ensuring your brew ferments correctly. Each 16 oz. can of condensed wort creates one 1 L starter.

How to Use Propper Starter Condensed Wort Can:
– Sanitize 2 L Flask, stir bar, yeast pack and the top of your Propper Starter can
– Swirl your can of Propper Starter and add to flask
– Add 16 oz. of bottled, distilled, or boiled & chilled water to flask
– Pitch yeast, cover flask with foil and mix for at least 24 hours

For more information, check out the Propper Starter FAQS HERE!

Want to make a Yeast Starter? Home brewers are always led to believe making a yeast starter is for the advanced brewer. This could not be further from the truth. If anything beginning brewers should start with yeast starters. When you think about it they are nothing more than a small extract brew. Show Me How To Make A Yeast Starter


 

Yeast Starters Made Easy!  Hands on Review: Propper Starter Canned Starter Wort!

That makes this four pack $12.75 or just $3.19 per starter

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ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer + Stir Bar, 3L Capacity

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. Not suitable for stirring high viscosity liquids, such as epoxy resins, etc.
  • EASY USE: Simple single-button design. Stepless adjustable stirring speed, mixing speed regulation up to 3000 rpm/min, and rotate to the left end is off.

 

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

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

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