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Erlenmeyer Flask - 2000 mL
Y430

Erlenmeyer Flask - 2000 mL

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Description

These Erlenmeyer flasks help the best brewers to make large yeast starters to get their beer fermenting fast. Large populations of active yeast help ensure a healthy fermentation, free of off flavors.  One of our favorite things about the Erlenmeyer flasks is that you can boil your starters directly in them!

Our large 2000ml Erlenmyer Flask is the ideal vessel to make a large yeast starter for 5 gallon lagers and high gravity brews. 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

  • Massive 2L (2000mL) Capacity
  • Made from Borosilicate Glass
  • Fantastic price for a flask of this size
  • Produced for MoreBeer!
  • 6.5" base 2.5" top 10.75"H
     

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.

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 # Y430
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 1 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
fair price and wanted to try for home brewery
prof p on Jun 6, 2020
I broke my last one
Noel Johnston on May 22, 2020
fair price and wanted to try for home brewery
prof p on Jun 6, 2020
Yeast starter.
Stephen M on Jun 3, 2020
I broke my last one
Noel Johnston on May 22, 2020
need smaller flask
Mark A on May 19, 2020
Yeast Starter batches for 5 gallon brew systems
Jeff D on May 15, 2020
Size matters. I am currently using a 5000ml flask and it is more than I need.
geremy S on May 15, 2020
To make yeast starters
Brandon S on Apr 23, 2020
Don't have one and looks like a decent one- Newbie
Dennis F on Mar 19, 2020
Good price
Dwain R W on Jan 29, 2020
Recommended size for Stir Plate
Dale Z on Jan 16, 2020
Starters
Jared J on Dec 3, 2019
For yeast starters
Jake M on Dec 2, 2019
great price
Speece C on Dec 2, 2019
deal
Mark S on Dec 2, 2019
Upgrading my brewing game!
Herminio A on Dec 1, 2019
Yeast
Steve S on Dec 1, 2019
yeast starter
Joseph A on Nov 30, 2019
To do 1500ml yeast starters
Dennis S on Nov 25, 2019
want to make larger starter and harvest half before pitching
George M on Aug 28, 2019
Need to use for first lager attempt
Duane on Jul 1, 2019
Deal of the day!
Philip Mistretta on Jun 26, 2019
For yeast starters.
Refactored on Jun 21, 2019
I wanted it. For larger starters.
Gene L on Jun 10, 2019
Need a 2nd flask
James W on Mar 23, 2019
need two liter for propper starter
Gary G on Mar 12, 2019
It goes with the stir plate
Sheryl W on Feb 16, 2019
They work great
Bruce P on Feb 15, 2019
Because i want to up my game when it comes to yeast starters
Matthew F on Dec 5, 2018
Harvest yeast
Anthony M on Oct 6, 2018
I want to make yeast starters. The Erlenmeyer flask lets me boil and pitch with a single vessel.
Robert Freiderich on Aug 18, 2018
Yeast starters
Brent Bott on Jun 26, 2018
I wanted a second one
Peter M on Jun 26, 2018
Yeast starters
Antonio Martinez on May 30, 2018
starter
Jeff P on Apr 10, 2018
To make better starters
James G. W on Mar 23, 2018
Recommended by fellow brewing friend.
Tom S on Mar 20, 2018
For yeast starter
MARK R on Mar 6, 2018
Yeast starters
Brian J S on Feb 19, 2018
Yeast starter.
Stephen M on Jun 3, 2020
need smaller flask
Mark A on May 19, 2020
Why does this carry a prop 65 warning for lead?
Jonathon Evans on Dec 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jonathon, from our understanding glass can potentially have a certain percentage of lead due to the content of recycled glass and different feed stocks.
What size bung for a 2000ml flask?
Vincent Lenihan on Feb 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Vincent - #9 or #10 stoppers will fit the 2000mL flask.
Reviews

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Erlenmeyer flask works great
I have used this flask twice now to do a yeast starter for homebrewing beer. I have been able to use the flask directly on a stove top burner and directly cool in an ice bath. I also use a stir plate and it works great. There were some other comments that the curved bottom inside the flask prevented the stir bar from staying centered. I have not experienced that; the bar has remained in place and continued to create a nice vortex in the wort.
May 6, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Works as expected.
I've made a starter with this, on a stir plate, and it worked fine. Looks like it will be easy to clean with a bottle brush.
January 13, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
perfect for starters
bought 2 - during a sale - good investment as I move into making starters
January 1, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Perfect. Can boil in it, no issue.
August 7, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
2L Flask
Perfect for starters on 5 gallon batches
May 13, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great Product
Great product at a good price!
April 16, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great addition to my home brewery.
April 13, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Nicer than expected.
Well made. Nice smooth bottom as to not throw stir bar. Works well with water, now to throw a starter in it and see how it does.
April 4, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
this is great for making starters!
April 3, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
fair price for good product
Sturdy construction for heating on stove. Only challenge is finding a bung/stopper to fit for airlock.
March 27, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago