This kit includes all the basic components needed to start making yeast starters for higher cell counts and stronger fermentation.
The Nor'Easter magnetic stir plate (stirring platform) features a large 8" x 8" stainless steel platform to support just about any size flask you want to throw at it (up to 5 liter) The smooth surface also makes cleanup a breeze if the starter happens to blow out.
Dimensions: 8" x 8" x 3"H
Grounded 3-prong plug on a 38" long cord for use with 120 volt household circuits.
Power On/Off switch with indicator LED.
Rotary knob to smoothly select speed of stirring.
Rubber feet to minimize walking on smooth surfaces.
Borosilicate Glass (similar to Pyrex) 2 liter Erlenmeyer Flask.
Teflon-coated magnetic stir bar between 1.25" in length.
One 1 pound bag of Dry Malt Extract
For those not familiar with using a flask and stir plate to make a starter, here are some basic steps:
The water/malt extract may be boiled directly in the flask but use extra care to not thermal shock the glass. That means using the lowest flame you can get, at least for the first few minutes and then you can raise it just a bit more. Never use a medium or high flame.
Be careful not to boil over. If you think a boil over makes a mess in a pot, wait until it goes up through a spout.
When you're done boiling for 10 minutes, turn off the heat and let the flask air cool for about 5 minutes. Then you can drop it into a luke warm water bath for a few minutes. Finally, change the water out for cold, then add ice. Skipping these steps may result in shattering the flask.