Fermenter's Favorites™ Yeast Starter Kit - 2000 ml

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Propagating a single pack of yeast using our yeast starter kit exponentially increases the number of cells you pitch. With a higher pitching rate, you will see a shorter lag phase, lower amounts fermentation-related off-flavors, and less incidence of bacterial contamination in your homebrewed beer.

Preparing a yeast starter is easy - you mix a very small batch of malt extract wort (without hops), briefly boil and chill it, then ferment it in a flask a day or two before brewing the main batch. The yeast cells from a single pack of yeast will reproduce in the starter, increasing in number from a few dozen billion cells to hundreds of billions.

The 2000 ml yeast starter kit is preferred for large starters for lagers, strong beers, and 10 gallon batches of homebrew. It features a heat-resistant borosilicate glass flask, which allows you to boil, cool, and ferment the starter wort in the same vessel. Also includes a foam stopper, one pound of DME, and complete instructions.

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Fermenter's Favorites™ Yeast Starter Kit - 2000 ml

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Flask broke Review by Guillermo
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Making a yeast starter is great but this flask broke after bumping it softly with a glass jar by accident. I am going to try a Pyrex flask instead. It might be a good idea to not go from boiling hot to an ice bath right away as this might have weakened the glass. (Posted on 11/12/14)
Great tool for a homebrewer Review by Dustin
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I think this things is amazing. I played things a little safe and boiled my wort in a pan before transferring the cooled wort to the flask. However, once everything was set, I sat back to watch the yeast develop. I made the starter on Tuesday and let it ferment for 2 days. Thursday, I decanted it and placed it in the fridge. Friday, I pulled it out for brew day. After boiling and cooling my lager wort, I poured some in the yeast slurry and let it sit for about 20 minutes. I added it to the fermenter and placed it in my chest freezer (which has a digital temperature controller). With the temp set to 58F, I waited to see what was going to happen. I checked the beer about 6 hours later, and the yeast were already working hard. This is the first time I've had to use a blow-off tube on my 6.5 gallon carboy. I will use a starter with every brew from now on. (Posted on 4/28/14)
Very sturdy, does job Review by Scott
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I purchased this along with the stir plate. Very good quality and does what it should. Recommended over the smaller one, fits on the stir plate perfectly. (Posted on 1/15/14)
Good Product for the $$ Review by Nucks25
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The 2000 ml flask is really nice for the price. I invested in a stir plate after my first batch with this. I also bought a 1000ml flask for normal beers. I think it's a great idea to have both flasks. Stir plates are a must as well. (Posted on 1/14/14)
Works great Review by Nicholas
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I tend to take the safer route and do my boil on the stove in a pan and transfer the contents. So far I have no complaints. Making a yeast starter is definitely the way to go. (Posted on 1/5/14)
Don't brew without one. Review by Antony J
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My son-in-law, a more experienced brewer, gave me the 1000 ml kit when I joined the ranks of home brewers. I am now a convert and can not imagine making beer without a yeast starter. I purchased the 2000 ml kit for my brother who is also a home brewer. Merry Christmas bro. (Posted on 12/23/13)
Great Piece Of Equipment Review by Brewski001
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An outstanding addition to the brewing tools! Really takes the guessing out of whether the yeast will be sufficient for a big batch of beer. Really performs well with a stir plate when making yeast starters and harvesting/washing yeast from your favorite batch. Pays for itself after a few batches! (Posted on 12/20/13)
Good value Review by Christopher
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This is a pretty good value. On Amazon the cost of the flask alone is $22 to $26 depending on the quality. This kit also contains a handy foam stopper plus some starting malt.

I've made three batches of yeast now and it does make a difference. Signs of fermentation (airlock bubbling) starts immediately and the larger batch of starter yeast burns through the sugar in the wort very quickly, often finishing their job in just a few days enabling you to quickly move to secondary fermentation very quickly. (Posted on 12/7/13)
Great Value Review by Suddz
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Does what starter Yeasts are supposed to do. Especially when used in conjunction with a stir plate! Great buy!
(Posted on 12/5/13)
Great Product Review by Suddz
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Outstanding Product for a new brewer! Really helped the yeast overcome any deficiencies that may have prevented an exceptional outcome.
(Posted on 12/5/13)

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