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Old 11-20-2010, 11:36 PM   #11
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Default i love my stirstarters

A top notch product, nice packaging, and fast shipping.

The packaging includes a stir bar and an additional magnet to keep the stir bar from falling into the fermentation carboy.

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Old 03-17-2011, 02:26 AM   #12
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I just want to add my two cents. it works great and had insanely fast shipping and the cheapest price on the internet. I cant recommend this guy enough.

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Old 07-04-2011, 02:55 PM   #13
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I just bought one of these and would like to say I'm extremely happy with it so far as well. Not only is it the cheapest stir plate I've seen online or in a retail store, but the lifetime repair or replacement guarantee is priceless. It shipped ridiculously fast and arrived in clean, professional-looking packaging with great instructions, and even little things like the handwritten date of sale and my name on the package ... GREAT attention to detail. You just don't get that level of confidence as a consumer much anymore.

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:34 PM   #14
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I just ordered one over the weekend. Looking forward to using it tonight!

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Old 02-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #15
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I own a Stirstarter also and highly recommend it.

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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I've had mine for a couple of months and its been great. Can't beat the price and warranty.

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Great product! I just got mine over the weekend. Product with expedited shipping = $42. Great packaging, great attention to detail (there was a sheet of foam to keep the catch magnets from moving during shipping. Make sure you take this out before turning on, I imagine it would cause some damage). Haven't made a starter yet, but I did get a great vortex in 2L of water in a flask.

I have read other DIY builds on here, and the cost of the materials would be over $40 before shipping from Amazon.

I would highly recommend!

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So when after I pitch the yeast into the wort in the flask, I stir for a bit, and then do I put a stopper/airlock on for 24-36 hours? Or do I just put tin foil and let sit for the same time? I made my first yeast starter last night and have the airlock on, but if I were to get a stir plate I don't know if that changes any of the process after the yeast is pitched.

This looks like a nice bargain and may be worth a purchase. Its up to $45 now, but still seems like a good deal.

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dont put a stopper on it as the c02 will have no place to go. you need to use either a foam stopper that will let air out (but not let dust in) or just loose tinfoil over the top. I use tinfoil with an elastic band. If you don't have a sir plate try to stir it as much as possible. Before I got mine I would just watch TV and stir it every few minutes. You want to do that to keep the yeast in suspension and also to release the c02 from the liquid which can impede yeast growth. if you just let it sit, it will still grow yeast, jsut not nearly as much as if you were constantly stirring it. Mrmalty.com has a calculator on how much yeast is made from different scenarios.

I would definitely by the stir plate from this guy. It works great and is the best price on the internet.

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Either use tin foil or an airlock, but not a stopper. The starter is ready to use after krausening. I pitch the whole starter, but some brewers decant off some of the wort.

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