Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Building a stir plate, check out this USB adjustable computer fan
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-13-2011, 03:34 PM   #21
matts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lyons, Colorado
Posts: 94
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Westphalen View Post
Absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the quick response.

Would this be an acceptable alternative to the out-of-stock magnets?

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Eart...197142&sr=8-13
I haven't used any other sizes besides the ones I list here. Those are slightly smaller in diameter but I think they should work fine. I would probably go with these instead though just to be sure it works flawlessly. They are the exact same dimensions as the ones I have.
__________________
matts is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #22
Flomaster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 2,146
Liked 34 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Westphalen View Post
Absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the quick response.

Would this be an acceptable alternative to the out-of-stock magnets?

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Eart...197142&sr=8-13
those are the magnets I am using in my build..

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/yadi...thread-279569/





-=Jason=-
Flomaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2011, 11:01 PM   #23
iijakii
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,514
Liked 54 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 153

Default

Think the 80mm fan is fine, Flo? What size starter have you tried it in? Sorry, can't view your video here at work.

Going to jump on this and if the cheaper fan works adequately, then giggity.

__________________
iijakii is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2011, 11:59 PM   #24
Flomaster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 2,146
Liked 34 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iijakii
Think the 80mm fan is fine, Flo? What size starter have you tried it in? Sorry, can't view your video here at work.

Going to jump on this and if the cheaper fan works adequately, then giggity.
Makes 2L's just fine. I don't think it would have a problem spinning 5L.

-=Jason=-
Sent from my HTC Incredible using Home Brew Talk
Flomaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2012, 04:18 AM   #25
Harvestsmiles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 104
Likes Given: 27

Default

Got my 80mm fans tonight and the stir bar, I think I will complete this over the weekend if all goes as planned. Thanks for the insight folks, CHEERS!

__________________
Harvestsmiles is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2012, 03:05 AM   #26
Siczek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Middletown, Ohio
Posts: 6
Default

This is the exact thread I needed after getting some free glassware for making starters. On top of that, I've got an old desktop that I ripped the power supply box out of to make the perfect enclosure. Thermaltake fan ordered from Amazon.

Thanks all!

Oh and first post.

__________________
Siczek is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2012, 03:36 AM   #27
Gear101
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,084
Liked 70 Times on 65 Posts
Likes Given: 187

Default

nice i need to put one of these together

__________________
Gear101 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-18-2012, 01:12 AM   #28
Harvestsmiles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 104
Likes Given: 27

Default

Just finished getting my 2 stir plates together and tested with water. I threw in some pepper so I could see how well it would suspend the yeast AND looks like it will work wonderfully! Just curious how to be sure not to drop the stir bar into the fermenter? I almost lost it down the drain when pouring out my pepper-water...


Quote:
Originally Posted by MSUConrad View Post
Also, I keep a magnetic wreath hanger (for a front door) in my brew box. That way if you pitch the bar in the carboy by accident, you can easily fish it up the side of the glass.
Well that answers that.... Pretty Slick!
__________________

Reason: found answer in another thread, thought I would add to save the next guy some time :)
Harvestsmiles is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2012, 01:07 AM   #29
HopsMan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 192
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quick question...

I just picked up one of these fans, absolutely love it! My problem is that I used a magnet from a harddrive, and may have missed getting it exactly centered. I can't turn the fan very high without the bar being tossed. I think it works well enough, but don't like the idea that the it might toss the bar 5 minutes after I walk away.

Is it possible that the magnet is too far from the bar? Or do I need to pull the fan, find some way to unglue the magnet and try again?

__________________
HopsMan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2012, 01:14 AM   #30
FrizzleFry
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Niceville, FL
Posts: 21
Default

What I did on mine, since the computer magnet was curved and difficult to determine the center, was I put my stir bar on it while positioning. I think it is more important to have it centered magnetically than by mass, so the bar spins around a point rather than a circle. The two centers may be the same or may not, I'm not sure. I eyeballed it this way and mine seems to work.
What you could do with yours is open it up and put the stir bar on it and see how it looks, maybe even turn it on. If it is noticeably off center then yeah I would unglue it and try again.

__________________
FrizzleFry is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Magnets/Stir Bar do you use for your Stir Plate? Stevorino Equipment/Sanitation 28 10-04-2013 06:32 PM
building stir plate for yeast starter reelseasick Equipment/Sanitation 6 06-20-2012 07:02 AM
Super Colonna Capper - Lost adjustable base plate dannysf Equipment/Sanitation 1 02-08-2011 03:11 AM
Stir bar for stir plate jedIPA Equipment/Sanitation 2 04-19-2010 04:59 PM
Stir plate computer fan died wehumble Equipment/Sanitation 10 04-06-2009 12:57 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS