Take the 2-minute tour ×
Homebrewing Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for dedicated home brewers and serious enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've been looking into making yeast slants, thinking it could be fun. I've been looking for some test tubes online, and have a few questions.

  • Is it tough to use test tubes with stoppers rather than screw on caps?
  • Will I be able to properly sanitize polyethylene, or should I spend the extra few bucks on glass?
  • Where is a good place to get them?
  • Are petri dishes better than test tubes?
share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Screw ons are important for maintaining the moisture content. Stoppers can pop off accidentally and ruin the culture.
  2. Regarding sanitation, its easiest to just purchase individually packaged sterile tubes.
  3. I'd suggest looking at VWR scientific or Fisher Scientific.
  4. Petri dishes are for a different part of the process over slants. So, no IMO.
share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.