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Old 27-11-2016, 03:50 PM   #81
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That looks almost like a pro bit of kit
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Old 27-11-2016, 08:12 PM   #82
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Does the job Brum
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Managed to find a fan and power supply so all parts are now on order. Really looking forward to making this. I would like to fit an on/off switch and presuming it can be wired in serial? Would the power be enough to drive a lit switch or am i better off with a rocker?
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Managed to find a fan and power supply so all parts are now on order. Really looking forward to making this. I would like to fit an on/off switch and presuming it can be wired in serial? Would the power be enough to drive a lit switch or am i better off with a rocker?
If you get a 12v illuminated switch it'll work, though the light will dim as you turn the speed down.
Yeah just break the supply to the PWM through switch.
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Here is mine. It still works as a cigar box too.

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I upgraded my stir plate from the soap box to a chocolate box. I found after a few uses the structural integrity of the soap box was rather compromised. It was sagging a little in the middle meaning the magnets were rubbing on the inside making a very irritating sound. Also it wasn't waterproof, so I had concerns about the starter overflowing onto it. I also couldn't get rid of the lavender smell from it which was annoying when trying to have a smell of the starter. The new one isn't as pretty but much more sturdy and made of plastic so should last a bit longer.



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Old 24-01-2017, 06:28 PM   #88
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I love a good project and this looks fun to make. I might give it a go.

Here comes the stupid question of the day though... Brace yourselves... No, really....



What do you use it for? I get that it stirs the starter, but why? Can't you use a spoon?
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What do you use it for? I get that it stirs the starter, but why? Can't you use a spoon?
You can do that, I would recommend shaking not stirring. Less critters getting into your starter.
But the stir plate keeps the yeast in motion while feeding it oxygen. Lots and lots of oxygen. This makes the yeast want to replicate faster.
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The good thing about using flasks are that you can mix and boil your starter wort right in the flask. This makes a perfect sterile environment.
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