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Old 12-02-2008, 01:04 AM   #1
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my friends wife is asking me about getting something like this kit for him for a gift. I think it is cool and want him to get it read the book and give me the cliffnotes version. Is this worth the money, is there something better, or should I recommending her to piecemeal a better kit together?

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Old 12-02-2008, 01:52 AM   #2
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If it were me I would build my own it's easy besides go for a larger flask as 1,000ml is rather small. Their price for a 2,000ml is $20, shop around and get them cheaper. For the rest of your money build a yeast stir plate it's a simple project. JMO's.

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:12 AM   #3
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I don't like that the kit comes with plastic plates. I find the glass ones more useful.

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Old 12-02-2008, 02:40 AM   #4
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This got me the idea to put together a simple Cynmar order list for gear that I find useful for yeast culturing:

Yeast culturing gear

This list is about $59 (w/o shipping) but doesn't contain the book (there is a lot about this on the web), DME or the alcohol lamp. I use a propane torch instead of the latter. But the 500 ml flasks are $15 for a 6 pack, so you get 5 extra 500 ml flasks.

All you need in addition to this is a stir plate and stir bars.



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Old 12-02-2008, 01:26 PM   #5
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To add to Kai's work, item for item (roughly), a Cynmar order would cost under $35 (not including DME, the book, and shipping).

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sweet thanks for the info guys, kai your links arent working inside your wiki

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sweet thanks for the info guys, kai your links arent working inside your wiki
Thanks for bringing this up. I'll try to find a way to get them to work or just remove them altogether and leave just the description and a link to their home page.

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Thanks for bringing this up. I'll try to find a way to get them to work or just remove them altogether and leave just the description and a link to their home page.

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looks like the first link works but all the rest don't. The first link is formated differently.

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http://www.cynmar.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=11520159
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http://www.cynmar.com/item_detail.aspx?LineUID=1228189909053203
the LineUIDs are all useless but if you replace them with ItemCode and the item number in your list they should work.
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My stirplate build is in my signature... It requires no DIY skills as long as you can follow directions...

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