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Master Yeast Culturing Kit

$109.99

Product Number: Y1060

Availability: In stock

Ready to develop your own yeast bank? Collect, store, and grow yeast cultures at home. Begin saving limited release yeast cultures from brewer's yeast suppliers or collect strains from unfiltered, unpasteurized commercial beers!

This kit includes more equipment than the Apprentice kit but still won't break the bank. It includes:
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation book
50 ml flask
#2 solid stopper
Alcohol lamp
Ni-chrome innoculation needle
1 ml pipette
5 ml pipette
20 ml pipette
8 slant tubes
Slant tube rack (holds 40 slant tubes)
3 lb. dry malt extract
20 compact disposable petri dishes (may not be used in a pressure cooker)
2 oz. beer agar
Wax pencil

Recommended additional items: Liquid yeast culture, agar for creating slant tubes (check your local asian or specialty food markets), yeast starter kit, pressure cooker for sterilizing equipment.

Not required, but recommended additional equipment: Magnetic Stir Plate, Micro Torch.

Customer Reviews

7 People have reviewed this product

Overall Rating: 4.8

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You get a lot with the kit Review by Simon

(Posted on 3/19/14)

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I already had a stirplate and big flask. This supplied all the extra equipment.
I've used the kit to split off some yeast from each of the starters I've made and make lots of small cultures that I can use going forward. Soon I won't have to buy yeast, i'll step up one of my small vials. The equipment is good enough, I don't think I need more expensive stuff, unless something breaks.

Has all you need Review by OHara

(Posted on 2/19/14)

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I'f you are contemplating buying this, chances are you already have a stir plate and flask. Thats the only extra equipment you need. You don't need a micro torch, use the alcohol lamp, which you use while doing lab work to create updrafts. So far I've taken 3 packages of yeast, spit each into 10 vials, and have years worth of yeast. I estimate the kit will pay for itself over the course of a couple of years.

Most of what you need Review by Hank

(Posted on 1/5/14)

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In addition to this, get the Vortex 2 stir plate, and a flask for starters. Or if you already have a yeast starter kit, then you have all you need. I suggest reading the yeast book by Chris White for additional tips.

Pretty much a complete kit Review by Sample

(Posted on 10/28/13)

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It has all the accessories you need other than a stir plate and flask, which you should have more making basic starters anyway. This isn't lab grade quality, which costs an arm and a leg, and its good enough to get started.

Don't forget to get Chris Whites Yeast book also Review by Anthony

(Posted on 9/16/13)

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If you get the yeast book to go with this you are all set. This is less expensive than if priced individually, and it's all needed.

Note: I assume you have a flask and stir plate if you are considering growing your own yeast.

A good kit, but you need more Review by Orson

(Posted on 7/14/13)

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This is what I started with. but you also need a good stir plate. The price of this kit is good, as individually it would cost more. I might get a micro torch in the near future, and use it instead of the alcohol lamp.

Great for Science Nerds Review by Adam

(Posted on 3/18/13)

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This is a great kit if you are interested in the biochemistry portion of beer making. Do yourself a favor and buy this kit. If bought separately, all of these things would be much more expensive.

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