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Make Your Own Stir Plate: 3D Printed Stir Plate Magnet Mounting-Thingy! + 10% Off at Shapeways

3D Printed Stir Plate

In my quest to build a stir plate using a computer cooling type fan, I found that the most difficult part of getting that to work well was mounting the magnets properly.  I settled on two magnets and in spite of several attempts I was unable to get an efficient (or even stable) mount for the magnets.  Magnet alignment is an important part of stir plate design.  Uneven or mis-spaced magnets mean easily thrown stir bars and poor performance.

I decided to design and print a 3D printed mounting aid to make magnet mounting easier and more precise.  I’ve since dubbed this the HBF Stir Plate Mounting-Thingy.  In my opinion, it turned out pretty amazing.

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Yeast Starter – Stir Starter, Erlenmeyer, DME & More – $57.73 w/stacking sales

Yeast Starter Setup from Austin Homebrew Suppyl

From AHS: “Everything you need to begin making yeast starters at your own home. The kit includes all the necessary equipment for proper yeast propagation. Use the included flask marker to check your yeast levels in the large volume flask. The included magnetic stir bar keeps your yeast in constant motion, helping to increase your yeast population. Start propagating your yeast for tastier, cleaner beers today!”

This kit includes:

  • 1 lb Light DME
  • 2000 ml Conical flask
  • Stirstarter Yeast Stir Plate
  • Magnetic stir bar
  • Drilled stopper
  • Double Bubble Airlock
  • Red Flask Marker
  • Anti Foaming Agent (Drops)
  • Keeper Magnet (to prevent pitching the stir bar in the fermenter)

Note from HBF: I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

As of this posting, this is on sale for $65.  Check AHS product page for current price and availability

Stacks With: As of this posting, Austin Homebrew Supply is discounting most orders of $49 or more by 11.18%.  The stacking deals make it $57.73.

Yeast Starter Kit

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page



Also: Check out Austin Homebrew Supplies Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

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StirStarter Stir Plate – $42 + Free Shipping

StirStarter Stir Plate eBay

StirStarter Stir Plate via eBay.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

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From the description…

“Here’s good news for all you beer home brewers. YOU don’t make beer; your one-celled friends called yeast do all the work! That’s why happy, healthy yeast is the cornerstone of good brewing practice. You can make sure your yeast is ready for action in the fermenter with a magnetic stir plate. I built one and like it so much I have decided to build more and sell them to the home brewing community at a fair price. I call my version the StirStarter.

Home brewing discussion forums are full of details on how to make your own stir plate with used spare parts like hard drive magnets, computer fans and old cigar boxes. It’s a fun weekend project and if you’re mechanically inclined it might even work!

But if you’re not ready to invest the time and effort to build and perhaps troubleshoot your own creation, let me do the job for you. I am a registered professional electrical engineer and I have spent many hours improving the design of the StirStarter. My eBay seller status, 100% positive feedback and obsession with customer service means you can buy with confidence!

The StirStarter comes complete with stir bar, operating instructions and a “keeper” magnet to lock the stir bar in place so it won’t end up in your fermenter when the yeast is pitched!

For detailed product specifications, yeast starter info and helpful construction hints if you want to build your own, do a Google search on the word StirStarters.

The StirStarter will be shipped via Priority Mail after the receipt of your order. The StirStarter is guaranteed forever. If it fails to perform for ANY reason, ship it back to me for repair or replacement at no charge.”

 

As of this posting, this great stir plate is selling for just $42.  Expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for up to the minute price and availability.

Brew Smarter with a StirStarter Magnetic Stir Plate For Home Brewers – if that has ended, check the seller’s Other Items to see if it has been re-listed

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation | MA871 Digital RefractometerSean Terrill’s Refractometer Calculator

More: Recent Great Deals

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Magnetic Stirrer w/Stir Bar – 3,000 ml Capacity

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Intlab Magnetic Stirrer.  Max capacity 3,000 ml.  316 Stainless top.  Includes stir bar.

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Also: Karter Scientific 3,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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Magnetic Stirrer w/Stir Bar – 3,000 ml Capacity

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Intlab Magnetic Stirrer.  Max capacity 3,000 ml.  316 Stainless top.  Includes stir bar.

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Also: Karter Scientific 3,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate – $59.99 + Free Shipping

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate

Holds up to 5,000 mL flask, on/off switch and speed control.  110 volt.  1 Year Warranty.  Includes a 1″ Stir Bar – [Full Description],  MoreBeer also has one of the best everyday prices ($39.99) on a 5L flask that I’m currently aware of. See: 5,000 ml Erlenmeyer Flask

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate Y705 – $69.99 $59.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

More: Recent MoreBeer Finds

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

StirStarter Stir Plate – $42 + Free Shipping

StirStarter Stir Plate eBay

StirStarter Stir Plate via eBay.  Includes Stir Plate, Stir Bar and “keeper magnet” (helps you retrieve stir bar after use).

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

More Info

From the description…

“Here’s good news for all you beer home brewers. YOU don’t make beer; your one-celled friends called yeast do all the work! That’s why happy, healthy yeast is the cornerstone of good brewing practice. You can make sure your yeast is ready for action in the fermenter with a magnetic stir plate. I built one and like it so much I have decided to build more and sell them to the home brewing community at a fair price. I call my version the StirStarter.

Home brewing discussion forums are full of details on how to make your own stir plate with used spare parts like hard drive magnets, computer fans and old cigar boxes. It’s a fun weekend project and if you’re mechanically inclined it might even work!

But if you’re not ready to invest the time and effort to build and perhaps troubleshoot your own creation, let me do the job for you. I am a registered professional electrical engineer and I have spent many hours improving the design of the StirStarter. My eBay seller status, 100% positive feedback and obsession with customer service means you can buy with confidence!

The StirStarter comes complete with stir bar, operating instructions and a “keeper” magnet to lock the stir bar in place so it won’t end up in your fermenter when the yeast is pitched!

For detailed product specifications, yeast starter info and helpful construction hints if you want to build your own, do a Google search on the word StirStarters.

The StirStarter will be shipped via Priority Mail after the receipt of your order. The StirStarter is guaranteed forever. If it fails to perform for ANY reason, ship it back to me for repair or replacement at no charge.”

 

As of this posting, this great stir plate is selling for just $42.  Expedited shipping is free to most US addresses.  Check the offering description for up to the minute price and availability.

Brew Smarter with a StirStarter Magnetic Stir Plate For Home Brewers – if that has ended, check the seller’s Other Items to see if it has been re-listed

AlsoYeast Starters & Fermentation | Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation | MA871 Digital RefractometerSean Terrill’s Refractometer Calculator

More: Recent Great Deals

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Yeast Starter – Stir Starter, Erlenmeyer, DME & More – $59.99

Yeast Starter Kit

Yeast Starter Setup from Adventures in Homebrewing

From AIH: “The most important part of brewing is high quality active yeast. The best way to ensure you have active yeast is to build a yeast starter. This kit includes everything you will need to build a quality starter and ensure a fast start to your fermentation.”

This kit includes:

  • Keeper Magnet – used to lock the stir bar in place while the yeast is pitched so it won’t end up in your fermenter.
  • 2000ML Erlenmeyer Flask
  • Bung and “S” Shape Airlock
  • One Wax Glass Marker
  • Stir Starter Stir Plate
  • Anti Foam Drops
  • One Pound Light Dry Malt Extract

Note from HBF: I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.

As of this posting, this combo is marked down $16 to $59.99.  Check product page for current price, description and availability.

Yeast Starter Kit

Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page



Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

 

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate – $59.99 + Free Shipping

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate

Holds up to 5,000 mL flask, on/off switch and speed control.  110 volt.  1 Year Warranty.  Includes a 1″ Stir Bar – [Full Description],  MoreBeer also has one of the best everyday prices ($39.99) on a 5L flask that I’m currently aware of. See: 5,000 ml Erlenmeyer Flask

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate Y705 – $69.99 $59.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

RelatedYeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page | StirStarter Stir Plate

More: Recent MoreBeer Finds

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

Magnetic Stirrer w/Stir Bar – 3,000 ml Capacity

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Intlab Magnetic Stirrer.  Max capacity 3,000 ml.  316 Stainless top.  Includes stir bar.

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask and Stir Plate to make a yeast starter.  A stir plate… keeps yeast in constant contact with nutrients, encourages CO2 to off gas and continuously incorporates oxygen all of that means higher cell counts.

Magnetic stirrer magnetic mixer with stir bar 3000 rpm Max Stirring Capacity: 3000ml

Also: Karter Scientific 3,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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