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Old 03-23-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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I just bought this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200729555046



CORNING RC-353 LABORATORY STIRRER







What else do I need to make yeast starters?

I am thinking a 500mL Erm. Flask and a 2L erm flask.


I decided against the heating plate since I live in Texas and my house in set at 75F during the day.

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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I have a 1000ml flask and that thing is too small, if I were you I would just go with the 2000 and 5000 for big beers. Plenty of DME, and magnetic stir sticks of course and you should be set for fermentation success. Some people buy bunson burners to flame the tip of the flask but I have never worried about that.

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along with the flask you need a stir stick and some DME and you should be golden.

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:22 AM   #4
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Thanks for the fast response guys, what size / types of stir sticks are yall using?


I have seen 1" 2" 3" barbell and cross


ALSO has anyone looked at these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50ml-Conical...ht_1321wt_1037


for storing yeast in the freezer?

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If you're going to freeze it, remember to freeze it in glycerin.

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:56 PM   #6
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Glycerin and a couple of stir bars and a keeper magnet for decanting. If you dont have a gravity tube get one and use it to check when the yeasties are done and ready for a nap.
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