Author Topic: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate  (Read 4489 times)

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8081
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« on: February 09, 2012, 12:08:17 PM »
Have anyone scene this moster before and how well does it work?

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingcart/products/Stirhog-BLACK-MAXX-Stir-Plate.html
Cowboy. Pirate. Brewer.

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7658
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 12:24:56 PM »
Wow!

Think you'll need this Keith?
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8081
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 12:29:19 PM »
I can grow up enough yeast for a 3 bbl batch in 5 gallons of wort. Would save me a ton of money.
Cowboy. Pirate. Brewer.

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7658
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 12:32:02 PM »
I can grow up enough yeast for a 3 bbl batch in 5 gallons of wort. Would save me a ton of money.

Thought this would be the case. Bit of overkill for the majority of homebrewers. I would snap it up at that price too.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Offline jmcamerlengo

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 625
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 12:35:49 PM »
I can grow up enough yeast for a 3 bbl batch in 5 gallons of wort. Would save me a ton of money.

Wow, I have often considered How Id get my yeast for a 3bbl brewpub I plan on opening. Looks like that may be the answer. Thats gota be a huge savings as opposed to outsourcing a proper pitch for 3 bbl.  Great find, I say go for it! Worst case scenario youre out 150 bucks.
Jason
-Head Brewer, Brewtus Brewers in the Shenango Valley. Hopefully opening a brewpub/nano brewery in the next couple years.

Offline richardt

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1227
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 12:38:13 PM »
got to have the right kind of container--website says you can't use the plastic fermentation carboys.  So, what can you use?

Offline jmcamerlengo

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 625
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 12:41:19 PM »
got to have the right kind of container--website says you can't use the plastic fermentation carboys.  So, what can you use?

Glass carboys work it says.  Just a standard 6 gallon glass carboy?
Jason
-Head Brewer, Brewtus Brewers in the Shenango Valley. Hopefully opening a brewpub/nano brewery in the next couple years.

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8081
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 12:47:01 PM »
I have flat bottom glass carboys. I can also get it for $125 through foxx equipment, $119.19 for 6+ if anyone is interested in a group buy.  ;)
Cowboy. Pirate. Brewer.

Offline jmcamerlengo

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 625
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 01:12:46 PM »
According to mrmalty you'd need 3876 billion cells of yeast to pitch into 1.060 wort.

What do you reckon you'd have to do to get the appropriate amount of yeast?
« Last Edit: February 09, 2012, 01:28:27 PM by majorvices »
Jason
-Head Brewer, Brewtus Brewers in the Shenango Valley. Hopefully opening a brewpub/nano brewery in the next couple years.

Offline jmcamerlengo

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 625
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 01:13:33 PM »
I have flat bottom glass carboys. I can also get it for $125 through foxx equipment, $119.19 for 6+ if anyone is interested in a group buy.  ;)

Id actually be interested..seriously lol.
Jason
-Head Brewer, Brewtus Brewers in the Shenango Valley. Hopefully opening a brewpub/nano brewery in the next couple years.

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8081
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 01:28:39 PM »
According to mrmalty you'd need 3876 billion cells of yeast to pitch into 1.060 wort.

What do you reckon you'd have to do to get the appropriate amount of yeast?


MrMalty says I would need 10 vials for a 1.050 beer and 4.25 gallons of starter. I would probably order a 1 bbl pitch and add a portion of it to the starter. Not sure how much yet, I'd need to do some calculations.
Cowboy. Pirate. Brewer.

Offline dak0415

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
  • Winston-Salem, NC
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 01:41:37 PM »
According to Beersmith 2.0 a 3 step starter with 1 pack will give you @4200 billion cells

step 1: 1 pack (96 billion) in 1l =397 Billion
step 2: 397 Billion in 4l=1588 Billion
step 3:1588 Billion in 4l=4290 Billion

Shoot some pure O2 in the starter every 4 hours and you will probably get more.

Tom?
« Last Edit: February 09, 2012, 01:46:51 PM by dak0415 »
Dave Koenig
Anything worth doing - is worth overdoing!

Offline jmcamerlengo

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 625
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 02:15:12 PM »
According to Beersmith 2.0 a 3 step starter with 1 pack will give you @4200 billion cells

step 1: 1 pack (96 billion) in 1l =397 Billion
step 2: 397 Billion in 4l=1588 Billion
step 3:1588 Billion in 4l=4290 Billion

Shoot some pure O2 in the starter every 4 hours and you will probably get more.

Tom?

If thats the case and you can do up to a 5 gallon starter(approx 19L) you could step the 4 L starter up to say a 8 or 9L starter and have enough no?
Jason
-Head Brewer, Brewtus Brewers in the Shenango Valley. Hopefully opening a brewpub/nano brewery in the next couple years.

Offline narvin

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1467
  • Baltimore
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 02:28:32 PM »
According to Beersmith 2.0 a 3 step starter with 1 pack will give you @4200 billion cells

step 1: 1 pack (96 billion) in 1l =397 Billion


I don't use Beersmith, but that seems incredibly optimistic, both in comparison to Jamil's calculator and other things I've read.
Please do not reply if your[sic] an evil alien!
Thanks

Offline dak0415

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
  • Winston-Salem, NC
    • View Profile
Re: Black Maxx Giant Stir Plate
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 02:29:47 PM »
According to Beersmith 2.0 a 3 step starter with 1 pack will give you @4200 billion cells

step 1: 1 pack (96 billion) in 1l =397 Billion
step 2: 397 Billion in 4l=1588 Billion
step 3:1588 Billion in 4l=4290 Billion

Shoot some pure O2 in the starter every 4 hours and you will probably get more.

Tom?

If thats the case and you can do up to a 5 gallon starter(approx 19L) you could step the 4 L starter up to say a 8 or 9L starter and have enough no?
There is a reason, which escapes me, but the most growth you can get, per step, is about 4X.  So you could eliminate the first step by throwing 4 vials into 4L, but why?
Dave Koenig
Anything worth doing - is worth overdoing!