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Old 15-09-2016, 07:48 AM   #11
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Any chance of putting the links, or item numbers as a parts list for this for electrical luddites please.
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Old 15-09-2016, 09:58 AM   #12
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Any chance of putting the links, or item numbers as a parts list for this for electrical luddites please.
Yeah sure, the the reason I didn't include links in the op is because they will go out of date after a while but here they are:

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PWM speed controler
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Stir bar
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Old 15-09-2016, 07:51 PM   #13
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Thanks Steve, you are a star, I wasn't sure on how many wires for the fan, or what amps for power supply and controller and size of magnets and stir bar, but Now Ordered �£7-55

I probably have a 12v power supply and PC fan in my junk box that would do, but as its only a few quid for the new ones I cannot be arsed looking through junk boxes.

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Thanks Steve, you are a star, I wasn't sure on how many wires for the fan, or what amps for power supply and controller and size of magnets and stir bar, but Now Ordered �£7-55

I probably have a 12v power supply and PC fan in my junk box that would do, but as its only a few quid for the new ones I cannot be arsed looking through junk boxes.
Mines made entirely out of junk. The speed controller of mine is just a volume knob from an old stereo that was on the street.

The usb lead is one that was already broken, at the phone end. So good for me I just pop it into a phone usb charger when I use it.

The fan was actually the only purchase. But from a local pc store and it was only a quid as it was 'scrap' to them anyway.

I suggest everyone do it. I've harvested some good yeasts that just need 24 hours back on the plate before they're ready to go.
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Mines made entirely out of junk. The speed controller of mine is just a volume knob from an old stereo that was on the street.

The usb lead is one that was already broken, at the phone end. So good for me I just pop it into a phone usb charger when I use it.

The fan was actually the only purchase. But from a local pc store and it was only a quid as it was 'scrap' to them anyway.

I suggest everyone do it. I've harvested some good yeasts that just need 24 hours back on the plate before they're ready to go.
I like your style, clever use of the usb cable too
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great guide - cheers!
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Mines made entirely out of junk. The speed controller of mine is just a volume knob from an old stereo that was on the street.

The usb lead is one that was already broken, at the phone end. So good for me I just pop it into a phone usb charger when I use it.

The fan was actually the only purchase. But from a local pc store and it was only a quid as it was 'scrap' to them anyway.

I suggest everyone do it. I've harvested some good yeasts that just need 24 hours back on the plate before they're ready to go.
This is pretty much the same as the bits I've collected except I didn't pay for the fan either.

I was driving past a house one Sunday morning and there was a computer there. 5 minutes later on the way back I stopped to pick it up. Then the lady who was putting the junk out walked down the driveway. I told her I wanted the fans and the magnets out of the hard drive. She was quite happy it was going to some use. Speed control I have is out of some old computer speakers.
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Good guide. I'm definitely considering doing this to increase my yield.

What size of stirrer did you use?
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Ah...just saw the links to the parts.

Good work and thanks for the links.
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I've got all the parts except the stirrer now. Hopefully I can get it ready in time to build up some Wyeast American Ale II for my upcoming Black IPA.
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