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Old 01-30-2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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Looking at purchasing a stir plate and any recommendations on which one to buy or stay away from.

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:14 AM   #2
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I am going to make one. There are heaps of folks here that have done it very little cost and with great results

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:17 AM   #3
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Lots of great reviews for stirstarters.com http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f173/sti...rs-com-278756/

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https://bellsbeer.com/store/products...tir-Plate.html

Inexpensive and it works great. Highly recommend this one.
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I recommend stirstarters.com, if you want to buy a stirplate, they have a reliable warranty. BUT, If you are up to easily making a stirplate for cheap. Check out this thread, I used the same fan and have great results. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-s...-plate-338695/

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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https://bellsbeer.com/store/products...tir-plate.html

inexpensive and it works great. Highly recommend this one.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
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Build one! It's super simple, fully customizable and you get the satisfaction of having built something yourself while saving a heap of cash. If I can do it, anyone can!

+1 for this link: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-s...-plate-338695/ It's about as basic as you can get.

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #8
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Another recommendation on stirstarters here - check out their website. Even if you decide to go the DIY route, the guy offers up plans with pictures and everything on how to do it yourself. But these things cost only about $10 more than you could probably put one together for. For your time, the $10 is probably worth it.

Just a note about their service: I received one of these as a Christmas gift about a year ago. Recently, I've noticed that it's been tossing its stirbar quite frequently, so I emailed them to ask for advice on what I could do to fix the problem. Dan from Stirstarters emailed me back within a couple hours, asked for a number to call me at, and immediately gave me a call. We talked briefly, did a little troubleshooting, and as a result, I've got a brand new stirbar to try. If that doesn't correct the problem, he wants me to reach back out to him and he'll replace the stirplate. All this, just a little more than a year after the sale. Very good, very quick service. Nothing to complain about there!

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Definitely more fun to make one! Really easy, even if you don't know electronics, plenty of posts to help you through it.

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I'm going to go against the grain here and recommend AGAINST building one. I built one, and it didn't work. The power supply was not strong enough to turn the fan with the stir bar in place (although it would turn the fan alone). After I replaced the power supply with a strong one, it spun fine, but the stir bar wouldn't spin in the flask - it would just jump around a little, then be flung off to the side of the flask and sit there.

After all the cutting, drilling, wiring, breaking the magnet out of an old hard drive, I got discouraged and broke down and just bought one. Save yourself the frustration.

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