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Old 03-27-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default One gallon growler/jug on stir plate?

I'm planning on building a stir plate and while I am ordering a stir bar, I was wondering if I should get an erlenmeyer flask too, or if the one-gallon glass jug I've been using would work. The bottom of the jug is slightly concave, but otherwise smooth.

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Old 03-27-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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I'd go with the flask, since you can directly boil the starter wort in it. Not only is this more convenient, but it should reduce the chance of infection.

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Old 03-28-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
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You can buy a barbell shaped stir bar that will work on a curved bottom vessel.

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I haven't had any luck with curved bottom vessels.

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I'd go with the flask, since you can directly boil the starter wort in it. Not only is this more convenient, but it should reduce the chance of infection.
Wow I didn't think of that. I guess it makes sense. So do you put it on your stove?
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I was actually listening to a brewcast and it seems that Jamil uses the barbell shaped stirbars when he's creating a huge starter in a carboy (3 or 5 gallon, I don't remember) so that it will work with the curved bottom.

EDIT: I put mine directly on my gas stove last night, then directly into a cool water bath from boiling, did just fine, but YMMV

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I just started a 1g starter in a former apple juice glass jug. My stir plate has an adjustable speed and as long as I start slow and work it up to 8 (out of 10), then it stays in the center of the jug.

Also, some jugs are more concave than others.

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I do this all the time with a regular capsule shaped stir bar.

The only mod I have made is to engineer a pivot ring. Since I keg, I have a ready supply of small o-rings that would normally be used on the dip tubes.

I place an o-ring on the stir bar, at it's center, and it works fine. My DIY plate can create a funnel in 3 quarts of standrad gravity starter.

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