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Offline erockrph

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Re: Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2013, 09:58:33 PM »
I feel like the only one without a stir plate...maybe that'll be the next upgrade.

nah, I don't have one either. I don't have flasks either. I use 1 qt mason jars or .5 gallon ones if I need a big starter

For lagers it's usually a 1 gallon jug for me. Otherwise it's one of my fermenters with about 2.5-3 gallons of "starter". Those are much tastier without a stir bar ;D
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2013, 10:25:23 PM »
I think a lot of good beer has been made without a stir plate. That being said, I value mine pretty high. I think it's number three behind sanitation and fermentor temp control

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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2013, 03:19:17 AM »
If I were handy, I could make a stir plate.  I bought one at www.stirstarters.com.  It was only $45, including shipping.  Lifetime guarantee.  I had a starter overflow and yeast got into the unit.  It was fixed, no charge, even though it was clearly my fault.  Can't say enough about the customer service.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2013, 07:37:08 AM »
I think a lot of good beer has been made without a stir plate.

Commercial beer, for example.


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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2013, 07:44:55 PM »
I think a lot of good beer has been made without a stir plate.

Commercial beer, for example.
Do you mean the ones that use the 500 gram bricks? Or that buy pitchable quantities for big $$$. Some just harvest and repitch after they get a yeast going. Some go a long time with a culture, hundreds of pitches.

Many of the larger ones have yeast propagators, which aerate and mix the yeast. Can't do those on a stir plate.  ;)



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