Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Culture/Test Tube Source

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-05-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
brewt00l
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,739
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Culture/Test Tube Source

I have been looking around online for a source of culture/test tubes for some yeast freezing and can't find anything locally. I called my LHBS and they don't stock em.

Any suggestions where I can look locally before ordering online and paying shipping on something so trivially small?

__________________
brewt00l is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2007, 10:15 PM   #2
Catfish
Art by David Shrigley
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Catfish's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nishinomiya, Japan
Posts: 845
Liked 11 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I always thought of using the breast milk bags for freezing yeast (yes, I recently had a child). They are smallish ziplock bags designed for freezing breast milk. I do not know if they would be sanitary, but I imagine the standards for baby food anything are pretty high. You can google "breast milk freezer bag"

__________________
鯰 a.k.a. なまず a.k.a. Catfish
Catfish is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2007, 02:15 AM   #3
brewt00l
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,739
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Catfish
I always thought of using the breast milk bags for freezing yeast (yes, I recently had a child). They are smallish ziplock bags designed for freezing breast milk. I do not know if they would be sanitary, but I imagine the standards for baby food anything are pretty high. You can google "breast milk freezer bag"
Interesting...thanks for the suggestion and somewhat scary google image search!

Looking at the bags it seems like they might be a little more difficult to use and store than standard tubes that I can arrange in a rack but I will definitely check them out at CVS in the next couple of days.

I was hoping to a local supplier of capped culture tubes since they are pretty dang cheap but I suppose I have to decide if I want to go with a kit (http://65.181.150.199/Winestore/BeerAccessories.htm, lower right) or order some tubes from an online supply house and source the rest locally....
__________________
brewt00l is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2007, 03:36 AM   #4
kvh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 343
Default

American Science and Surplus has many useful things. Test Tubes and Flasks, (+ racks), Stir Plates + bar, Regulators (still!), and tons of other crap you don't actually need.
__________________
Make beer, not bombs.
(...and not bottle bombs either.)
Primary Fermentor - *empty*
Primary Fermentor -

Secondary - Mystery IPA
Secondary -
Bottle Conditioning -
Keg Conditioning -

Draft: - Apfelwein, Belgian-style Dubbel w/ Grains of Paradise
Bottles:(and still in stock): FIRST AG - (I)IPA 4.1.07, PK's Warm Spring Marzen, Summer Cerveza -BANG, PK's Winter Spice II, Espresso Stout, Indiana Pale Ale, PK's Chocolate Bitter II, Porterfield Porter, and New Year's 2006 remnants.

kvh is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2007, 03:45 AM   #5
FlyingHorse
Formerly Bike N Brew
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FlyingHorse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Evanston IL
Posts: 1,864
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Default

And the cryptically named testtubesonline.com

EDIT: oops, didn't see the part where you wanted local. Sorry

__________________
No signature required.
FlyingHorse is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2007, 04:31 AM   #6
kvh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 343
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bike N Brew
EDIT: oops, didn't see the part where you wanted local. Sorry
Neither did I. It might help a little to know where you are. I'd check school suppliers maybe....

...Craigslist?

I've got nothing.

kvh
__________________
Make beer, not bombs.
(...and not bottle bombs either.)
Primary Fermentor - *empty*
Primary Fermentor -

Secondary - Mystery IPA
Secondary -
Bottle Conditioning -
Keg Conditioning -

Draft: - Apfelwein, Belgian-style Dubbel w/ Grains of Paradise
Bottles:(and still in stock): FIRST AG - (I)IPA 4.1.07, PK's Warm Spring Marzen, Summer Cerveza -BANG, PK's Winter Spice II, Espresso Stout, Indiana Pale Ale, PK's Chocolate Bitter II, Porterfield Porter, and New Year's 2006 remnants.

kvh is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2007, 12:06 PM   #7
brewt00l
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,739
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

woops..thought that was already in my profile...Phila metro

Did a few searches the other day for teaching/school/science/chemistry supplies and finally found a few hits with "lab supplies" this morning.

__________________
brewt00l is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #8
brewt00l
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 3,739
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I resorted to Ebay after I found a seller that shipped USPS so I now have plenty of tubes on the way for some yeast banking!

__________________
brewt00l is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minimum size test tube for yeast banking???? schupaul General Techniques 12 01-29-2013 02:42 PM
4" diamond plate steel/aluminum square tube source Grimtas DIY Projects 6 10-16-2009 08:49 PM
cheapest source of stainless square tube? DeepSea DIY Projects 0 08-24-2009 12:11 AM
Copper Tube Source HenryHill Equipment/Sanitation 2 11-22-2007 03:37 AM
Bottling a test soda bottle for squeeze test? beergears Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 11-07-2007 10:10 PM