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StirStarter Stir Plate – $41.50 + Free Shipping & Hands on Review

StirStarter Stir Plate

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

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Take your fermentations to the next level with the StirStarter!

Includes StirStarter Stir Plate, Stir Bar and Keeper Magnet.

Ships free to US addresses.

This unit has two powerful NdFeB button magnets in the 12 VDC stir motor, which is controlled by a precision voltage regulator for easy speed adjustment. The RPMs of the drive motor are limited, so the motor will not “throw” the stir bar, yet it provides enough to get a good vortex going. A low voltage, plug-in wall transformer provides power to the unit. The black plastic case dimensions are 6″ x 4″ x 2″, large enough to accomodate a 2000 mL flask as shown. A Teflon coated 1″ x 5/16″ stir bar is included. A “keeper” magnet is also supplied to lock the stir bar in place while the yeast is pitched, so the stir bar won’t end up in your fermenter!


 

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review!

As of this posting, this great stir plate is on sale for just $41.50  Expedited shipping is free to US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

A larger capacity 5L version is also available.

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ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer + Stir Bar, 3L Capacity… $23.99 + free prime ship

ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer Magnetic Mixer 3000 RPM with Stir Bar Max Stirring Capacity 3000mL, Black

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Highlighted Features
  • HIGH QUALITY: the working plate is made high quality 5052 aluminum, It has a longer lifespan and is easy to clean.
  • POWERFUL STIRRING: this magnetic stirrer has an adjustable and powerful stirring speed up to 3000 rpm. You can change and select the suitable stirring speed as per your need.
  • BIG CAPACITY: This magnetic mixer has the maximum of 3000Ml. It is very good choice for home brew yeast starters.
  • WIDE USE: the ANZESER magnetic stirrer can be used for stirring and mixing in food processing, school laboratory, industry, agriculture and homebrew, etc. Not suitable for stirring high viscosity liquids, such as epoxy resins, etc.
  • EASY USE: Simple single-button design. Stepless adjustable stirring speed, mixing speed regulation up to 3000 rpm/min, and rotate to the left end is off.

 

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask 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.

Note from HBF: Beaker is not included

If you’re looking for something with a full 5L capacity consider StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

9/11 9 PM Central: This is selling for just $23.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer Magnetic Stir Plate 3000RPM Lab Stirrers with Stir Bar Max Stirring Capacity 3000mL Magnetic Mixer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate – $59.99, Save $20 + Free Shipping, Limited Availability

Stir Plate - Magnetic Y705

Stir Plate – Magnetic Y705 via MoreBeer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

This magnetic stir plate is a great way to quickly and easily improve the quality of your yeast starters! Our stir plate can be used with up to a 3000ml flask. It has a nice large footprint that adds stability while it’s running. All for a great price.

Features:

  • Magnetic stir plate
  • Stir Bar
  • On/Off switch
  • Speed control dial
  • PH Probe holder
  • Standard 110V power
  • 1 year warranty

Also Consider:

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $59.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate Y705

Learn More: Hands on Review: MoreBeer’s Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate

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Higher Cell Counts, Decreased Lag Times, More Vigorous Fermentations, Great Warranty StirStarter Stir PlateHands on Review!

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate via MoreBeer [Can Hold 5,000 mL Flask] – $35.99, Limited Availability – OR A Deal on a 5L Capable Stir Plate

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate Y706

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate via MoreBeer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Improve the quality of your yeast starters with this compact magnetic stir plate. Aeration is an important factor in making a yeast starter, and without the stir plate you’ll need to pick up and swirl your starter by hand as often as possible. Drop the included stir bar into your Erlenmeyer flask, set it on the stir plate, and let it do the work for you!

  • On/Off switch
  • Adjustable speed control dial
  • Accommodates flasks up to 5000ml in size
  • Stir bar included
  • 4 ft. long cord
  • Plate measures 4.75″ in diameter
  • Dimensions: 7″ L x 6″ W x 4.25″ H

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $35.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate Y706

OR… A Deal on StirStarter XL with Lifetime Warranty!

As of this posting, The StirStarter XL is on sale for $68

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ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer + Stir Bar, 3L Capacity

ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer Magnetic Mixer 3000 RPM with Stir Bar Max Stirring Capacity 3000mL, Black

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • HIGH QUALITY: the working plate is made high quality 5052 aluminum, It has a longer lifespan and is easy to clean.
  • POWERFUL STIRRING: this magnetic stirrer has an adjustable and powerful stirring speed up to 3000 rpm. You can change and select the suitable stirring speed as per your need.
  • BIG CAPACITY: This magnetic mixer has the maximum of 3000Ml. It is very good choice for home brew yeast starters.
  • WIDE USE: the ANZESER magnetic stirrer can be used for stirring and mixing in food processing, school laboratory, industry, agriculture and homebrew, etc. Not suitable for stirring high viscosity liquids, such as epoxy resins, etc.
  • EASY USE: Simple single-button design. Stepless adjustable stirring speed, mixing speed regulation up to 3000 rpm/min, and rotate to the left end is off.

 

Use this in combination with an Erlenmeyer Flask 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.

Note from HBF: Beaker is not included

If you’re looking for something with a full 5L capacity consider StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

ANZESER Magnetic Stirrer Magnetic Stir Plate 3000RPM Lab Stirrers with Stir Bar Max Stirring Capacity 3000mL Magnetic Mixer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Hands on Review: StirStarter Stir Plate!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Michael Gom.  Read more about Michael below.

Hands on Review: The StirStarter Yeast Stir Plate

Why make a yeast starter?

A yeast starter can really help insure you have healthy, viable yeast for your beer especially when using liquid yeast. For this reason I always prefer to build up a starter whenever using a liquid yeast (or re-pitching a saved yeast). I won’t get into effectiveness of different starter methods but a popular choice for homebrewers is to use a stir plate, a magnetic stir-bar and a flask of some sort (erlenmeyer flask in most cases).

Full disclosure, I was sent this product for free to do this review. Though I did try and put it through multiple real-world tests and have given my honest opinion on function and performance.


Compare Prices, Review Continues Below:

Also: StirStarter XL 5L Stir Plate – on sale for just $68 – Compare at $80 to $99.99

Also Mentioned in this Review: Cole-Parmer elements AO-34502-65 Cole-Parmer Elements Erlenmeyer Flask| 3 Pack, Magnetic Stir Bar – 50mm / 1.96 Inch


Unboxing and packaging

All the parts and components arrived in a single, compact zip-loc bag.In the bag, an information sheet with info on the company, yeast starters, etc.

Also included is an envelope with an instruction sheet, as well as the “keeper” magnet taped to the back.

As well as the power adapter (in it’s own cardboard box), the stir plate itself, and the stir bar.

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StirStarter Stir Plate – $41.50 + Free Shipping & Hands on Review

StirStarter Stir Plate

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

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Take your fermentations to the next level with the StirStarter!

Includes StirStarter Stir Plate, Stir Bar and Keeper Magnet.

Ships free to US addresses.

This unit has two powerful NdFeB button magnets in the 12 VDC stir motor, which is controlled by a precision voltage regulator for easy speed adjustment. The RPMs of the drive motor are limited, so the motor will not “throw” the stir bar, yet it provides enough to get a good vortex going. A low voltage, plug-in wall transformer provides power to the unit. The black plastic case dimensions are 6″ x 4″ x 2″, large enough to accomodate a 2000 mL flask as shown. A Teflon coated 1″ x 5/16″ stir bar is included. A “keeper” magnet is also supplied to lock the stir bar in place while the yeast is pitched, so the stir bar won’t end up in your fermenter!


 

Includes a lifetime repair or replace warranty.

I’ve used the StirStarter for years and it has worked very well for me.  I can wholeheartedly recommend it to you.  Check out our in depth Hands on Review!

As of this posting, this great stir plate is on sale for just $41.50  Expedited shipping is free to US addresses.  Check the offering description for current price and availability.

StirStarter Stir Plate – via Valuebrew – includes free shipping to US addresses

A larger capacity 5L version is also available.

More Fermentation Related!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. ps:vbss

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate – $65.99, Save $14 + Free Shipping, Limited Availability

Stir Plate - Magnetic Y705

Stir Plate – Magnetic Y705 via MoreBeer

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

This magnetic stir plate is a great way to quickly and easily improve the quality of your yeast starters! Our stir plate can be used with up to a 3000ml flask. It has a nice large footprint that adds stability while it’s running. All for a great price.

Features:

  • Magnetic stir plate
  • Stir Bar
  • On/Off switch
  • Speed control dial
  • PH Probe holder
  • Standard 110V power
  • 1 year warranty

Also Consider:

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $65.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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

Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate Y705

Learn More: Hands on Review: MoreBeer’s Fermentap Magnetic Stir Plate

More Fermentation Related!

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…

Higher Cell Counts, Decreased Lag Times, More Vigorous Fermentations, Great Warranty StirStarter Stir PlateHands on Review!

120 mm USB Powered Fan w/Speed Control [Stir Plate Project, Kegerator Circulation] – $13.99 + free prime ship

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan, UL-Certified for Receiver DVR Playstation Xbox Computer Cabinet Cooling

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Ultra-quiet UL-certified USB fan designed to cool various electronics and components.
  • Features a multi-speed controller to set the fan’s speed to optimal noise and airflow levels.
  • Dual-ball bearings have a lifespan of 67,000 hours and allows the fans to be laid flat or stand upright.
  • USB plug can power the fan through USB ports found behind popular AV electronics and game consoles.
  • Fan Size: 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 in. | Airflow: 52 CFM | Noise: 18 dBA | Bearings: Dual Ball

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

This model is nice because it’s USB powered. USB power blocks are easy to be had. That means no manual wiring and no guessing voltage. And, generally speaking, it’s not as expensive as some of the pre-wired options out there. This also has a speed control. That could potentially be useful for stir plate projects although I have no idea if it would offer the granularity needed for that sort of project.

6/18 1 AM Central: This is selling for $13.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan, UL-Certified for Receiver DVR Playstation Xbox Computer Cabinet Cooling – note, multiple variations of this product may exist including different sizes and other options, a different product may show up at this link

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate via MoreBeer [Can Hold 5,000 mL Flask] – $35.99, Limited Availability – OR A Deal on a 5L Capable Stir Plate

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate Y706

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate via MoreBeer

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Improve the quality of your yeast starters with this compact magnetic stir plate. Aeration is an important factor in making a yeast starter, and without the stir plate you’ll need to pick up and swirl your starter by hand as often as possible. Drop the included stir bar into your Erlenmeyer flask, set it on the stir plate, and let it do the work for you!

  • On/Off switch
  • Adjustable speed control dial
  • Accommodates flasks up to 5000ml in size
  • Stir bar included
  • 4 ft. long cord
  • Plate measures 4.75″ in diameter
  • Dimensions: 7″ L x 6″ W x 4.25″ H

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $35.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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

Compact Magnetic Stir Plate Y706

OR… A Deal on StirStarter XL with Lifetime Warranty!

As of this posting, The StirStarter XL is on sale for $68

More Fermentation Related!

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…