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Old 05-13-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default maybe a very dumb stirplate question...

are stirplates used for anything other than making starters? there are about a million DIY stirplate threads, but nobody says what they're using them for...

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Old 05-13-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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I use my stirplate for lots of things besides yeast propagation. Nothing brewing related, but it is essentially a magnetic mixer, so any liquids and powders can be mixed with it.

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Old 05-13-2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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I'm going to see if I can mix some mead with mine.

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Old 05-13-2011, 10:55 PM   #4
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I'm going to see if I can mix some mead with mine.
is it a one quart batch or do you have an industrial stir plate? I don't see you mixing 15lbs of honey into water with a $50 stirplate
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Check out the "Primo Stir Plate made easy" thread in the DYI section. I plan on a 5 gallon batch to start with, Also mixing priming sugar in for bottling and maybe I'll make some yeast starter as well. I could see it also being used for wine making as well. These are pretty heavy duty and with the right stir bar and container I will surely find out. Yes a lot of honey may really put it to the test but this is a brushless soft start motor with a nice speed control so mixing some warm honey shouldn't be a problem. I will find out for sure.

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