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Old_mil_guy 05-04-2012 01:32 AM

actual Stirplate speed
 
Anyone got an idea what the optimum speed for stirplate would actually be?
I just burned up my dc muffin fan. I'm thinking of getting an ac motor with speed control or geared ac motor.

mbobhat 05-04-2012 01:58 AM

a lab stirplate is usually used up to say 400 rpm, but I expect doing a starter it would be about half that.

Did you see a list for parts, in this thread? IIRC its a 25 ohm rheostat to adjust the speed.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/my-homebrew-stirplate-8850/index2.html

Laughing_Gnome_Invisible 05-04-2012 01:59 AM

As long as it is moving the starter should be OK, I would have thought.

Old_mil_guy 05-04-2012 02:14 AM

I was tweaking it for my new 1.5" stirbar. The dc fan is actually fine. So is my homemade power supply but I let the smoke out of the AC adapter.

mbobhat 05-04-2012 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laughing_Gnome_Invisible (Post 4055233)
As long as it is moving the starter should be OK, I would have thought.

Yea I agree that OP shouldn't need to put it in fifth gear or anything, as long as the yeast are in suspension:fro:

mjohnson 05-04-2012 12:51 PM

I always turn mine up to 11.

Xtant 05-04-2012 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjohnson
I always turn mine up to 11.

http://citifield.files.wordpress.com...inaltap-11.jpg


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