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StirStarter Stir Plate – $40 via Bell’s Brewery General Store

StirStarter Stir Plate

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

2 Liter capacity, Includes – StirStarter Stir Plate, Stir Bar, Power Supply and “Keeper Magnet”.  Also comes with… a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.

Bell’s General Store typically has good availability and reasonable pricing on this great stir plate.  As of this posting, this great stir plate is marked down to $40.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

StirStarter – Yeast Starter Stir Plate

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25 mm x 8 mm Stir Bar – now… $3.09 + Free Add On Shipping

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25 mm (about .98″) by 8 mm Teflon Magnetic 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.

8/16/17 8 AM Central: This has dropped to $3.09. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Bel-Art F37120-0025 Spinbar Teflon Polygon Magnetic Stirring Bar; 25 x 8mm, White, without Pivot Ring

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2 Liter Erlenmeyer Flask [Yeast Starters] – $14.99 + Free Prime Ship

2000ml / 2L Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Heavy Duty Rim

2,000 ml/2L Erlenmeyer Flask with Heavy Duty Rim by American Labs.  Erlenmeyer flasks made from Borosilicate glass and are great for making yeast starters. Borosilicate glass is able to endure fast temperature swings.

Description: “2000ml Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask, single scale, graduated Height: 280mm, OD Neck: 50mm, OD Bulb: 166mm (approx) High quality inert 3.3 borosilicate glass Extra large marking spot ASTM Specification E960” (keep reading)

8/15/17 8 AM Central: This is selling for $14.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

2000ml / 2L Narrow Mouth Erlenmeyer Flask with Heavy Duty Rim

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All American Pressure Canner [Can Starter Wort & Make Sterile Water] – $224.99 w/stacking sales

921 All-American Pressure Cooker Canner

All American Pressure Canner, Model 921.

  • Exclusive metal-to-metal seal with no gaskets to crack, burn, replace or clean
  • Sturdy bakelite top handle
  • 5, 10, 15 pound pressure regulator weight
  • Smooth, easy-to-clean satin finish
  • Easy on/off cover and positive action clamping wing nuts permit easy opening and closing
  • Automatic overpressure release and easy to read pressure gauge for accurate pressure control
  • Includes an instruction and recipe booklet
  • Holds 19 pint jars or 7 quart jars, includes 2 canning racks, 21.5-quart liquid capacity. Number of jars are approximate and will vary with the jar brand and style

A canner reaches higher temperatures than are possible with boiling alone.  Those higher temperatures allow for actual sterilization.

Possible home brewing uses include – canning your own starter wort, sterilizing and making sterile water for yeast washing.

Emergency Essentials has this on sale, marked down 16% from list to $249.99 Extra 10% Off: Promo code 10WIDE takes an additional 10% off everything site wide at Emergency Essentials.  That brings this down to $224.99.  Compare: All American 921 21-1/2-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner at Amazon,  Check EE for up to the minute price selection and availability.

921 All-American Pressure Cooker Canner

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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.

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.

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Liquid Malt Extract Sale at MoreBeer!

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As of this posting, MoreBeer is discounting a variety of liquid malt extracts in various sizes.  Varieties includes Bavarian Wheat, Porter & Stout and Rye.  Shipping to most US addresses is free with a $59 order.

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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

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

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