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Old 07-08-2017, 09:27 AM   #241
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Try this place for cheap flasks, under a tenner for a 2000ml. Postage ain't too bad either

https://www.creamsupplies.co.uk/acad...sk-2000ml-huge
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:34 AM   #242
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I started a thread on the similar subject (45-65L batches, 2L Euleymer flasks just not big enough). I'd given up with the idea of a demijohn and wondered if you could split a starter across two flasks/stirrers.

No suggestion you can't so it is the route I'll be taking (will swallow hard and close my eyes before ordering TWO 2L Euleymer flasks; and I've another stir plate to build now).
I'll be doing the same soon because you're right, a 2L flask just isn't big enough, especially if you are overbuilding starters.
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I finally got round to building mine, housed in an old cigar box.
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Very nice. You might want to put some kind of sealant or stain to protect the wood. I made my first one with would and for some reason the bar was thrown off and the starter went nuts and overflowed the flask. It ruined the wood. Just a heads up.
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Lovely looking box @Budgie and good advice from JapanBrew, I've had a few starters overflow which is why I changed from a cardboard box to plastic.
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Lovely looking box @Budgie and good advice from JapanBrew, I've had a few starters overflow which is why I changed from a cardboard box to plastic.
Me too. My new one is all plastic but the fan and wires are on the base. The cover I can wash and put back on.
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Thanks @Junglist69 Just ordered a 2l flask for �£13.54 including delivery.
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Budgie Neat job. What size is your fan? I got a cheap 120mm but is slow and wobbles so need a better one.
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Cheers guys. @JapanBrew I hadn't thought of that. I've probably got some stain knocking about in the shed.

@BeerCat it's just a cheap 120mm from eBay. Seems to do the trick though.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/evo-labs-de...dt=0&rdtsrc=vi
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I cant get a decent vortex going like the one in photo on first page. I have a large stir bar, 35mm so perhaps its too heavy. Any suggestions?
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I cant get a decent vortex going like the one in photo on first page. I have a large stir bar, 35mm so perhaps its too heavy. Any suggestions?
Try offsetting the magnet on the fan to take the stirbar off centre.

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