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Old 01-29-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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So, I picked up this Rival Ice Cream Maker for free about 2 years ago and I'm finally getting around to converting it into a HLT stirrer. What do you suppose I could do to adapt a stir rod to that weird recessed connector? I think the original paddle had those springed fins on either side that would lock to the recess. Also, it doesn't stir particularly fast, but it doesn't really need to. Also, it will definitely be louder than my two burners and pump combined.

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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I have one of those. The freezer portion leaked out and I didn't feel comfortable using it. I had the same idea. If you have the actual stirrer, you might be able to cut the top end off and use a set screw to hold it into the top of your new stir rod. Maybe even use the bottom portion as the stirrer too.

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I have one of those. The freezer portion leaked out and I didn't feel comfortable using it. I had the same idea. If you have the actual stirrer, you might be able to cut the top end off and use a set screw to hold it into the top of your new stir rod. Maybe even use the bottom portion as the stirrer too.
Thats just it, I dont have the original.
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In that case, JB Weld!

I'll have to look at mine and see what I can see. I'm not positive I have my paddle assembly any more either.

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True....I didn't consider JB. Was hoping for a more detachable solution But whatever works!

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Well, you only have to JB weld the portion that goes into the stirrer. Down from that you can make an attachment point...

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I'm finally getting around to converting it into a HLT stirrer.
Why would you want to stir the HLT?
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Why would you want to stir the HLT?
Supposedly there could be some stratification of the water temperature and stirring it would prevent that. The theory is that the wort temperature could be too high in one spot and too low in another, but having the water mixing well will keep the hole volume of water the same temp, and thus keeping the wort temps even.
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Supposedly there could be some stratification of the water temperature and stirring it would prevent that. The theory is that the wort temperature could be too high in one spot and too low in another, but having the water mixing well will keep the hole volume of water the same temp, and thus keeping the wort temps even.
Are you talking about a HLT or a mash tun?
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Warning.. HIJACK..

This discussion brought up a new thought for me..

Ice cream get's pretty thick and heavy in the process.. considering this.. do you think one of these motors has enough torque to run a grain mill? They certainly run at a low enough speed.. (too low?)

Interestingly, I was watching a vid a few months ago where an Ozzy used a windshield wiper motor with a 120v to 12v device to run his.. I wouldn't have thought of that.. Might make a great DIY.

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