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Old 09-05-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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Default Poor mans whirlpool (IC whirlpool question)

I'd like to setup a whirlpool to assist cooling for my immersion chiller. I do not want a plate or a CFC, so those options are out for me. I however, do not want to spend a 150 on a pump, and right now my "brew sculpture" includes a stand alone burner to heat my sparge water, dumping into my cooler mash tun, which sits on a chair, so I can drain it into my free keggle and then lift it onto before mentioned burner for the HLT to do my boil.

TL;DR, I don't have a lot of money, therefore I'm looking for viable shortcuts.

So, I was thinking about taking some of my old RC car motors, as well as their gears, to hook up a stirring rod connected to my keggles lid to stir the wort while the immersion chiller works.

My main concern is I haven't found a stainless steel stirrer. I can only find a chrome plated mud mixer from home depot. It's perfect diameter, and will work find to spin the wort, I'm just worried about the affects of heated chrome and the boil. I can't imagine it will boil off the stir rod, but will it have any other effects?


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Michael.

I blame all the bad grammar/spelling on the IPA's I've been drinking today.

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #2
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Never mind I found a 10 dollar mixer online that was stainless... rather be safe than sorry.

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Old 09-06-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
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Where did you find it?

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Where did you find it?
I would like to know as well. I have been thinking of a similar design, but this would be better.
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I'm out and about right now, but if you Google jiffy mixer, they have a bunch at decent prices. Amazon sells a few of them

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