Category Archives: Laboratory Equipment

Agar-Agar, Yeast Banking, and Brewing

yeast banking

It’s that time of year again … Saint Patrick’s Day. A time for letting loose, having fun, drinking beer! Have you ever stopped to think–how does this rich, black stout keep it’s consistently perfect flavor? How do they always deliver that perfect foam and fizz? The answer? Yeast banking. Visit your favorite Irish beer’s website […]

Pressure Cookers vs. Steam Sterilizers–what you need to know

pressure cooker vs steam sterilizer

Pressure Cookers vs. Steam Sterilizers The world of sterilization can sometimes be a confusing and unsure place. While some beginners choose to boil their substrates/equipment, most professional and amateur growers prefer to use either a pressure cooker or a steam sterilizer (autoclave) for sterilization. But how do you know what method is best? What product […]

What is Agar-Agar?

what is agar-agar?

What is Agar-Agar? So, what is Agar-Agar? And what it be used for? Agar-Agar and Petri Dishes go together like bread and butter. The preferred medium of scientists from high school biology labs to professional mycology labs, agar-agar is that jelly-like substance filling those Petri dishes that creates the perfect nutritional space for growing everything […]

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