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Old 01-18-2007, 07:40 PM   #101
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Here is my little cyclone with the resistor in place. If i had a bigger stirbar I would take the resistor out.

Old ac adapter for a cell phone laying around is wired right into the speed controller. (the side that would normally go into your motherboard.) There is 3 wires on the controller one is for fan speed info and that is not used in our app.

Thanks for all that inspired this project to come alive. Cant wait to use all of this equipment I am accumulating.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:16 PM   #102
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Resurrecting this thread cuz of a question: Do you stirplate users have any tricks for pitching the yeast fom the flask to your wort without dumping in the stirbar too? I have been wondering about this every time I pitch. I pretty much just rub hand sanitizer all over my hands then pour the yeast real slow until the stirbar is at the mouth of the flask and then pull it out with my fingers, then pour in the rest of the yeast. If anyone's got a better way I'm all ears. Thanks!

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Old 01-28-2007, 09:34 PM   #103
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Resurrecting this thread cuz of a question: Do you stirplate users have any tricks for pitching the yeast fom the flask to your wort without dumping in the stirbar too? I have been wondering about this every time I pitch. I pretty much just rub hand sanitizer all over my hands then pour the yeast real slow until the stirbar is at the mouth of the flask and then pull it out with my fingers, then pour in the rest of the yeast. If anyone's got a better way I'm all ears. Thanks!
Try to find a magnet and place it at the outside end of the flask. It will grab it and hold it so it doesn't go in the fermentor.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:50 PM   #104
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Try to find a magnet and place it at the outside end of the flask. It will grab it and hold it so it doesn't go in the fermentor.

Duuhhh! the same principle that makes it spin in the first place! Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:17 PM   #105
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I bought an extra magnetic stir bar for just this reason.

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Old 04-08-2007, 10:16 AM   #106
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Yuri - Looks fun to build. Is it easier than it looks. I like the way yours looks, thinking of building one of my own. Thanks for sharing! Kevin

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Old 04-08-2007, 04:17 PM   #107
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Yuri - Looks fun to build. Is it easier than it looks. I like the way yours looks, thinking of building one of my own. Thanks for sharing! Kevin
It's a lot of fun, and it was pretty easy. All of the part numbers are available in a previous post. Let me know if you run into any snags!
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:09 PM   #108
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It struck me as I was reading this thread that I have a computer tower that doesn't work. I was just going to throw it in the trash, but luckily I read this first, and I will be salvaging a bunch of crap out of it first.

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i'll be building one of these with a friend next week. should be a fun project.

another awesome thread. thanks, guys.

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Just got my stir plate built and I want to thank MrSaLTy and Yuri_Rage for all the info they've posted. It works great, and my starter is happily stirring away!

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