Northern Brewer 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.

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.

Additional information

SKU 7057

Includes:

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

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

Making Yeast Starters

Customer Reviews

Based on 175 reviews
70%
(122)
12%
(21)
3%
(6)
8%
(14)
7%
(12)
R
R.D.
Solid.

Good, large flask. Comes with DME. Wish it included a bit more product info (stove top, microwave, dishwasher safe?). But solid, large flask.

M
M.G.
Great kit

All in one kit!

You can boil your water and DME to make your wort in the flask. Good instructions on how to do everything remove the guesswork. Made a super strong starter for my beer.

K
K.B.
Slow to start but what a reaction !

I got nervous when 48 hours passed with no activity. Emailed Northern Brewer of my concern and was told to be patient, may take 72 hours to begin. Activity began at approximately 68 hours, and kept on for approximately 5 days. Will definitely continue using this method.

M
M.
Kick Start

Used it once so far but definitely the most vigorous fermentation I've had. Waiting to taste the final product

O
O.D.
Yeast starter kit

Perfect. I have used 2quart jars in the past and this is very easy especially the foam stopper. I already plan to order more DME.

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Northern Brewer Yeast Starter Kit - 2000 ml

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Customer Reviews

Based on 175 reviews
70%
(122)
12%
(21)
3%
(6)
8%
(14)
7%
(12)
R
R.D.
Solid.

Good, large flask. Comes with DME. Wish it included a bit more product info (stove top, microwave, dishwasher safe?). But solid, large flask.

M
M.G.
Great kit

All in one kit!

You can boil your water and DME to make your wort in the flask. Good instructions on how to do everything remove the guesswork. Made a super strong starter for my beer.

K
K.B.
Slow to start but what a reaction !

I got nervous when 48 hours passed with no activity. Emailed Northern Brewer of my concern and was told to be patient, may take 72 hours to begin. Activity began at approximately 68 hours, and kept on for approximately 5 days. Will definitely continue using this method.

M
M.
Kick Start

Used it once so far but definitely the most vigorous fermentation I've had. Waiting to taste the final product

O
O.D.
Yeast starter kit

Perfect. I have used 2quart jars in the past and this is very easy especially the foam stopper. I already plan to order more DME.