DIY Cultur Lab

I’ve been putting together material and equipment to start my own home yeast culture lab.  I plan to start experimenting with yeasts, wild and commercial in brewing.

One huge advantage to this is some serious cost savings.  I can propagate and store the commercial yeasts I buy to help reduce the cost of brewing.  The other reason is because I want to experiment with the local wild yeasts to see if I can make a brewed drink that is distinct to my local area.

Here’s my equipment so:

  • DIY Alcohol burner
  • DIY Inoculation Loop
  • Agar-Agar powder for culture medium
  • Microscope
  • 2000 ml Erlenmeyer flask
  • Stir plate (from http://stirstarters.com)
  • Digital Scale
  • Vials w/ caps for yeast slants
  • Petri dishes for growing cultures.
  • additional Erlenmeyer flasks from 50 ml to 1000 ml

The equipment I still need to obtain:

  • beakers
  • Pressure Cooker/Canner for use as an Autoclave

Here’s a few pics of what I have so far