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Erlenmeyer Flask - 1000 mL
Y420
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Description

The best brewers make large yeast starters to get their beer fermenting fast. Large populations of active yeast help ensure flavorful beer free of off flavors.

Our 1000ml Erlenmyer Flask is the ideal vessel to make a large yeast starter for 5 gallon batches. Because it is made from borosilicate glass you can move it from a boil on your gas stove into a cold water bath for cooling, without the risk of cracking. (We do not recommend the use of an electric element. If this cannot be avoided, we recommend using a larger pot as a hot water bath on the stove.) This means you can do the whole process in one container, keeping it simple and helping to reduce the risk of contamination when transferring from one container to another.

Recommended Process for Use of Flask:
Double Boiler Method

It is important for your safety to heat water in the flask with a heat source that distributes heat evenly. Our manufacturer has confirmed that direct heat to the glass can break down its integrity and break if the heat source doesn't distribute evenly.

Morebeer! recommends using the "double boiler method."  This process involves using a boiling water bath on the outside of the flask to heat up the water inside the flask.  All you need is a kettle 3 gallons or larger.  This process is much safer and efficient. If the flask should break or boil over, your kettle will be there to collect the contents, thus keeping your stove clean and keeping you away from potential harm.  

Features

  • 1L (1000mL) Capacity
  • Made from Borosilicate Glass
  • Fantastic price for a flask of this size
  • Produced for MoreBeer!
     

Why make a yeast starter? (from our FAQ)
We build starters for 3 main reasons. First, to ensure yeast health. By making a starter 1-3 days in advance, you ensure that your yeast is healthy and strong and ready to do its job. Second, to create more yeast. By making the starter you will increase the cell count of the yeast, giving you a better chance of keeping bacteria's and wild yeasts from fermenting your wort. Third, if you are making high gravity beers. If you are making a high gravity beer (1.060+) you will need more yeast to start the ferment faster. High gravity beers will also finish more completely when you pitch ample quantities of yeast.

Fits our stopper 8 (FE455)


In the lab world, these flasks are known as "Student Grade". A great flask for making yeast starters!(Student grade is not the highest grade flasks and will have minor defects)

Item # Y420
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.50LBS
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Too small for a 5gal batch
For 5gal batches, I recommend going with the 2000ml version instead, which is large enough to reasonably handle a 1500-1600ml volume starter, and still minimize boilovers on the stove top so long as you watch it closely near boil time and are quick to reduce the heat at the transition point.
May 5, 2015
Great for Small yeast starters
This flask is great for small yeast starters. Also if you have it shipped Morebeer packages it so well, there is no chance of it breaking.
May 30, 2014
Excellent for use in making yeast starters.
I have been brewing for a few years when I decided to move up to increasing the effectiveness of my yeast. The 1000ml flask is great for this. It insures enough yeast for a robust fermentation.
May 28, 2013
Good Product
This product is great because you can fill it with boiling liquid, and place it in an ice bath (as long as the ice bath water surface line does not go over the surface line of the liquid in the flask). One piece of advice for anybody who plans on advancing their brewing skills- get the 2000ml flask. For a lot of beers the size of the starter required with exceed 1000ml. I've had to make more concentrated starters as a result. I don't know how people who purchase the 500ml do anything. You can always just do successive starters, but just be easier on yourself and go for the 2000ml.
May 16, 2013