Northern Brewer Yeast Starter Kit - 2000 ml
A yeast starter is one of the easiest and most dramatic ways to improve the quality of your homebrewed beer. A single pack of yeast often does not contain enough cells to ferment a beer properly - especially higher-gravity beers and lagers. Use this yeast starter kit to grow your yeast cell count to the proper pitch rate. Achieve the ideal attenuation in your brews.
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 of 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.
I love it and won't start a new batch anymore without making a starter.
A big pitch is always a good thing when you want a clean, fast fermentation and after building up a starter with this kit, I've pitched mead batches at dinner time and had activity before bedtime.
I've also had good luck using it with beer batches when I've been held up brewing for too long.
It had everything I needed to take an out dated liquid yeast slap pack and rejuvenate into a useable yeast solution to ferment 5 gal of a dry stout. I will probably use this kit with all of my liquid yeast in an attempt to achieve robust fermentations
Great product, I don’t bruise out it . Northern brewer is by far the best home brew supply shop period. Great products, great information and fantastic service. I will continue to purchase through Northern Brewer‘s For all my home brewing needs.
Works great but don't forget to put on your white lab coat and goggles! Fun!!