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Old 01-06-2011, 01:25 PM   #481
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OK does the vortex need to go to the bottom for this to be a success? I mean will I still make good starters out of this by having the vortex go 3/4 of the way down ?
Absolutely! You don't even need it to go that far down. We are trying to keep the yeast in suspension so they keep eating and building a happy population. If you are getting some "foam" on top of your starter and your bar is still spinning, you are all set!
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #482
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Absolutely! You don't even need it to go that far down. We are trying to keep the yeast in suspension so they keep eating and building a happy population. If you are getting some "foam" on top of your starter and your bar is still spinning, you are all set!
Thanks for this build lots of good foam on top of my starter this morning!
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #483
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Ok last post here and I'm bumping this for justice! Pitched my yeast starter and BOOM bitch took off in 4 hours. Thank you Obi-Wan!

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #484
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Just watch out when you use WLP002... I've used it 3 times with WLP002 and it ALWAYS causes a huge mess...

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:32 PM   #485
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Here's another Stir Plate I just made last night. This one is POWERFULL! Thanks again.


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Old 01-12-2011, 12:43 AM   #486
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question I have a 12volt power supply, I have 12 volt fan I just tested by trying to power the fan directly from the power supply and got nothing, is this normal? I used my volt meter and was getting 10.6 volts out of the power supply. I do have that 25 ohm 3 watt Rheostat (aka Potentiometer): Part number 271-265 - $3.99 from radio shack but haven't tried it with it wired up that way. I am assuming my current needs to be passing through it.


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I built my stir plate this weekend and it was a success. However, I did get frustrated with the wiring because previously posted wiring instructions did not work for me, so I drew a wiring diagram for others who may find it useful. The colors of the wires all match up correctly. You only need to provide a spare wire that is depicted in green, or cut the yellow ground wire from your fan and use that.



I hope someone finds this diagram useful and it wasn't a bunch of wasted time.
OMG thank you way easy to read this diagram it should be on the first post.

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Old 01-12-2011, 01:13 AM   #487
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Do you have to use the magnets that have been mentioned?

Is there a way I could use some chunks of my old speaker magnets?

I also have some rattlesnake egg magnets (not sure what they are really called), they are pretty strong and not too big.

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All of my fans are 12 volt 0.18 amps I have tried a 9 volt and 12 power supply and they don't spin. What gives?

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Edit: I just got it working using a cpu fan. I'll be on the look out for a beefy case fan though with three wires.it seems the there two wire fans I tried failed.

Second edit: I think I keep killing the fans. my successful set up is no longer working. possible to kill the fans? did i ruin my 25ohm turn dial thingy not sure...

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All of my fans are 12 volt 0.18 amps I have tried a 9 volt and 12 power supply and they don't spin. What gives?

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polarity?, try switching the wires.

Do you have an LED in the circuit like some of the diagrams have? If so, remember that an LED will only pass electricity one direction so try reversing that.
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no led just a switch I robbed of a computer power supply. also when I first touch the power supply to the fan it moves but doesn't spin. I guess I should just cut the end of the power supply off and deal with bar wires instead of the fancy little female adapter I bought from radio shack that the adapter plugs into.

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