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Glass Erlenmeyer Flask (5000 ml)
Glass Erlenmeyer Flask (5000 ml)
 
Recommended Use of Flask:
The "Double Boiler" Method. This involves using a boiling water bath on the outside of the flask to heat up the water/wort on the inside. All that is required is a kettle 3 gallons or larger. This is a safer and more efficient process. If the flask should ever break or boil-over, your kettle will be there to collect the contents while keeping your stove clean, and keeping you away from potential harm. This method keeps the heat distribution even throughout the flask. Direct heat, non-even heat distribution, to the glass can break down it's integrity over time.

  • 9 1/2" Base, 2 7/8" Top, 15" Height
  • 5L (5000ml) Capacity
  • Fits a number 13 stopper. (Not included)

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

Price: $26.99

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Glass Erlenmeyer Flask (5000 ml)

Making a yeast starter is essential for proper pitching rates and reducing lag time when fermentation begins (this greatly minimizes the chances of bacterial infection in your batch). Starters will supply more yeast than your standard vial or package. Our HUGE 5000 ml (5L) Erlenmeyer Flask is the ideal vessel to make a yeast starter for 10+ gallon batches! This flask is made from borosilicate glass, which means it can be moved from a boil on your gas stove to 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.) With flasks, your yeast starter process can be completed all in one container. This not only keeps things simple, but the fewer the containers, the less risk for contamination.

Why make a yeast starter?
Yeast starters ensure healthy yeast. By creating a yeast starter 1-3 days in advance of your brew day, you ensure that your yeast is healthy and strong enough to do its job. Secondly, the starter creates more yeast. This increase of the cell count will give you a better chance of keeping bacteria's and wild yeasts from fermenting in your wort. If you are planning to brew a high gravity beer (1.060+) you will need more yeast to start the fermentation faster. High gravity beers will also have a better chance of completing fermentation with ample quantities of yeast (less chance of stalling out).

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Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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convex bottom (inside) July 12, 2018
Reviewer: Chris Rauner from Woodbridge, ON Canada  
The bottom is more convex than on the 2l model. that might not be a bad thing structurally specking, but I have some issues with keeping a raised stir bar running. although a bit bumpy it runs in water. unfortunately, hot break in starter medium throws the stir bar eventually off (regardless of rpm). same issue on the cheap stirrer and a corning lab grade stirrer.
price would've been too good to be true, but there is a significant difference (in quality and price) between a Pyrex and this one

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Best Deal I Could Find March 28, 2018
Reviewer: Bradley D from Edmonton, AB Canada  
You can boil and cool it no problems. I never really paid enough attention too see any really noticeable defects. I only wish I had made a box to go around my stir plate, as this flask is quite large and I had one easily knocked off my stir plate.

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Note the Minor Defects February 13, 2016
Reviewer: tye from calgary, AB Canada  
I ordered one of these to make starters in. I seen the minor defect clause but I thought that would mean scratches on the outside.

The minor defects are many air bubbles, small cracks on the inside of the flask and chips missing from the inside of the flask.

If you can live with this then they are great for the price, but just be aware of what you're going to be getting.

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This thing is HUGE! December 17, 2014
Reviewer: Alain from Gatineau  
This thing is HUGE!
And its perfect.
Now i can make 3000 or 4000 starter no problem and harvest some yeast for the next brew.

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