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Fermenter's Favorites® Yeast Starter Kit - 2000 ml


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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.

  • 2000 ml Erlenmeyer flask
  • Foam stopper
  • 1 pound of DME
  • Complete instructions


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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.

This kit works great with either our Maelstrom™ programmable stir plate.

Making Yeast Starters 

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Works great... I think!
I was able to put one package of yeast in the starter, allow it to sit overnight, then use it for 2 batches of beer the next day. The yeast seemed to do it's job in both batches, but I'm sort of new to beer making so it's just a guess. At this rate the kit will pay for itself in 3-4 batches.
November 11, 2017
2 months ago
Yeast Starter Kit
This is the second flask I have purchased. I found out by mistake that it could not be heated on an electric stove. My mistake. The new flask worked perfectly.
October 31, 2017
2 months ago
Very nice everything in order and just as advertized also had good directions
September 12, 2017
4 months ago
Pretty easy to do I was alittle scared to do a starter only been brewing about 2 years but this made it easy and I would recommend this to all my brew dudes
August 10, 2017
5 months ago
Great Buy
I was tired of investing upwards of $20-$25 bucks on extra yeast packs so I decided to give yeast starters a try. What a huge difference in yeast growth!!!! I'm actually in the middle of a Belgian Quad and the yeast starter practically blew the lid of my fermenter!!!! One of my smartest investments to date!!!!
July 12, 2017
6 months ago
Great yeast starter kit
Worked great great quality
March 5, 2016
Essential for producing high-quality high-gravity beers. Had to buy lots of extra DME, but this kit made a lot of 2/3 stage starters (probably 1+ trillion yeast cells). Flask is durable and dependable - the people who break it must really whack it hard. Combined with a StirStarter, it's essential home-brewing equipment!
February 6, 2016
Would recommend
I would highly recommend using a yeast starter. The beaker was a bit bigger than I expected. I would go with the smaller one if i had to buy it again. I wish it had a stopper and airlock instead of the sponge but it gets the job done. If you want to make sure your beer ferments correctly get one of these.
November 17, 2015
Great way to step up your fermentation game
Complete kit (minus a stir plate!) to get a vigorous starter going. Comes with enough dry malt extract for two starters.
November 13, 2015
Yeast Starter
Brewing for 12 years and just did starters with this kit for the last 3 batches. What an incredible difference! Activity within 3 hours and strong activity in the first day....the 3 beers have been some of the best I've made in all the batches I've done. I wish I would have listened to advice years ago.. BUY IT, USE IT!!!
October 10, 2015
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if I brew a 1.080-1.103 og brew how much yeast starter would I need for a 5 gallon batch or is there a calculator I can use ive never made a yeast starter ?
james K on Aug 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use 1 quart of starter for a 5 gallon batch
Is this a flat bottom flask that can be used with a stir plate?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sure is! Will give you a better pitching rate than just swirling. Also you can overbuild a starter and keep the yeast going for your next batch!
does it matter what yeast you use for the starter kit?
My beer let comes with dry yeast can I use that?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Almost any liquid yeast will benefit from a starter. I would avoid a starter for yeast blends as the different components can reproduce at different rates. I've never done a starter for dry yeast as the packets are nice and stable and cheap. For dry yeast just rehydrate and pitch. Starters are great otherwise and can really step up your brew.
Where is the stir plate mentioned in this video?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That's one we no longer carry, that was the "Vortex" stir plate. It's been replaced by the far-superior Maelstrom Stir Plate. ( SKU 40332 )
The video shows the use of a funnel, what size funnel is recommended and do you sell them?
David C on Sep 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend a 4.5" Funnel

and we do have them available on our website: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/4-5-funnel.
I have never made a starter I need to know how much extract to water I need if og is around 1.080 or1.103?
james K on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The DME extract to water ratio is always the same, regardless of OG, and instructions are included in the kit. The only variable is how big of a starter you need for the OG at hand. With such a high gravity beer, you should use a 2 to 3 liter starter volume, which should be churning away by the time you pitch to ensure rapid and complete fermentation.

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