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Monster stir plate
« on: December 08, 2014, 11:09:57 PM »
Have not seen this until now. Anyone have something similar or know someone who has it? Interesting if it works well. Not a must have but a geek wants what a geek wants! Like the idea of throwing 2-3 gal jug on their and growing some larger quantities of yeast.

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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 01:11:03 PM »
the challenge i see is finding a vessel larger than 5 liters with a flat bottom.

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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2014, 01:38:02 PM »
the challenge i see is finding a vessel larger than 5 liters with a flat bottom.

3 gal carboy-glass or plastic should be fine. same bottom as my 1 gal jug. magnets strong enough it does the trick.
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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2014, 02:15:57 PM »
well there ya go then!  8)

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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2014, 02:23:46 PM »
Don't forget that you need a longer stir bar as the size of your vessel increases. I use a 3" bar in a 6L Erhlenmeyer flask.
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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2014, 03:00:26 PM »
Don't forget that you need a longer stir bar as the size of your vessel increases. I use a 3" bar in a 6L Erhlenmeyer flask.

for sure-good call out.
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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2014, 05:25:44 PM »
Don't forget that you need a longer stir bar as the size of your vessel increases. I use a 3" bar in a 6L Erhlenmeyer flask.

For 5 gallons of volume, surely, but I use a 15mm-or-so long bar in my 5L flask and it makes a decent vortex with the potentiometer on its lowest setting.

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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2014, 09:25:59 PM »
i have something similar in size - lab grade, with settings to the single RPM.

Can't imagine ever needing to stir anything larger than my 5L flask, since if I needed the amount of yeast a 3-5gal jug would make, I'd probably just make a smaller starter to make a batch of APA or something, but to each his own.

thats a great price on that unit.
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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2014, 01:52:57 PM »
Northern brewer has sale today on any single item so I just got this for 20% off -$103. Code is TAKE20.


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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2014, 02:32:21 PM »
the most interesting thing I can think of with this big of a stir plate would be 2 possible scenarios:

1) You are using a highly flocculant strain and want to keep it in suspension during fermentation (Closed fermenter you're not aerating your wort)
2) Possibly cranking it up to degass a mead while it's fermenting... Not sure how well it would work.. but it seems like it should...
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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2014, 02:35:41 PM »
For the price, you really can't go wrong if you need a stir plate. Im planning on using a 5L flask on it, and already have smaller plate for up to 3L.


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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2014, 02:43:17 AM »
Great addition to my brewery. Using a 2" bar and on speed 2 makes one hell of a vortex in 4 liters. Has a timer on it so you can program it. With the discount feeling like I got a good one for sure.


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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2014, 01:34:25 PM »
Great addition to my brewery. Using a 2" bar and on speed 2 makes one hell of a vortex in 4 liters. Has a timer on it so you can program it. With the discount feeling like I got a good one for sure.


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yeah mine got delivered just before i went out of town for the weekend so i have not had any chance to play with it but i did unbox it and it looks nicely built.
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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2015, 01:27:25 PM »
If your not careful it will put your eye out.

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Re: Monster stir plate
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2015, 02:33:59 PM »
If your not careful it will put your eye out.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jzz78961j2gtc0/20150118_104754.mp4?dl=0

very powerful. i use mine on speed 1 and that's all i need to gently move the wort. i like the timer function on it also.
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Dort
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Amber Ale
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