Bio Lab

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Bio Lab Host: John Rhymes biolabhost at redmountainmakers dot org

what is the Bio Lab?

a space for projects related to living cultures, including but not limited to: fermentation, distillation, mushroom culture, plant cultivation, and food science and experimentation. because of hazards involving heat, fumes, sharp tools, and the production and storage of alcohol, this room will be locked to the general public. keys to the room will be issued to any key holding member interested in having access.

If you'd like to contribute some ideas to the layout and design of the biolab, check out the pinterest board here: BioLaboratory
Email semunkachy at gmail dot com to be invited to edit the board.

Current Bio Lab Equipment

Bio Lab wish list

Coordinator: John Rhymes, biolabhost at redmountainmakers dot org

  • 2-basin sink free standing
  • canning jars with lids
  • non-twist-top glass bottles
  • pots, pans, strainers
  • measuring spoons
  • digital scale, measuring in ounces and pounds
  • countertop-height lab stools (shorter than bar stools)
  • Vent hood and duct tubing
  • Benches

Bio Lab Documentation May 20, 2015, 21:03

General safety rules

As a reminder to all makers, utilization of personal appliances is permitted by Red Mountain Makers. However, these safety rules need to be followed.

  1. Don't leave it running unattended. This is especially important for anything designed to heat air or any other medium unless specifically labeled on the appliance by the manufacturer that it can be left alone.
  2. Don't use drop cords across hallways or through doorways. Without securing the cords to the floor and blocking the doors to ensure the cord is not crushed.
  3. Be careful not to overload electrical outlets. That is a quick way to cause a fire.
  4. Do not use the appliance or tool in damp locations unless rated to do so.
  5. Do not interfere with functions of Red Mountain Makers with your personal appliance. Be courteous of others. Here are examples but not limited to:
    1. Playing loud music when a class is being held
    2. Using a bright light in a dark room.
  6. Do not use the appliance if it poses a danger to yourself and others without first gaining consent from the makers to use it, and then making sure all appropriate safety precautions are followed to ensure safe operation.
  7. If someone asks you to postpone the use of an appliance until they leave, do so unless it is absolutely necessary to use the equipment. If it is necessary explain to the maker that it is necessary and why it is.
  8. If for any reason these rules must be violated permission must be obtained from the Chief Safety Officer before doing so.