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mr_goodwrench 02-27-2011 03:18 PM

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Nice setup! Mine is a bit less complicated and more seat of the pants. I used a new fan from MicroCenter and a plastic food storage container from Walmart. The fan is wire to a potentiometer from Radio Shack. I used a 12V transformer that I had laying around fitted to a plug from the Shack. I plan on redoing it with new controls to control the speed more accurately. The neodimium magnets are from Michael's and are epoxied to the hub of the fan.

Here is a quick pic of it in action stirring up some Wyeast American Ale II for some cider:


Snake10 03-06-2011 02:07 PM

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Talk about simple DIY. Double stir plates using a wooden box used to hold silverware from a thrift shop. 2 computer fans adjusted to raise up to 1/8 below top cover. two smashed hard drive magnets. 1" stir bars. It works great.
Snake10


Snake10 03-06-2011 02:07 PM

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Talk about simple DIY. Double stir plates using a wooden box used to hold silverware from a thrift shop. 2 computer fans adjusted to raise up to 1/8 below top cover. two smashed hard drive magnets. 1" stir bars. It works great.
Snake10


mr_goodwrench 03-06-2011 07:09 PM

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Here are a couple more pics of my stirplate.

The first pic is the unit without a flask on it:

The second is with the lid off showing the 2 magnets epoxied to the hub of the fan.

And the last one shows the plug that I wired in to accept the 12V transformer that I had laying around from something or other.


mr_goodwrench 03-06-2011 07:09 PM

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Here are a couple more pics of my stirplate.

The first pic is the unit without a flask on it:

The second is with the lid off showing the 2 magnets epoxied to the hub of the fan.

And the last one shows the plug that I wired in to accept the 12V transformer that I had laying around from something or other.


mr_goodwrench 03-06-2011 07:09 PM

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Here are a couple more pics of my stirplate.

The first pic is the unit without a flask on it:

The second is with the lid off showing the 2 magnets epoxied to the hub of the fan.

And the last one shows the plug that I wired in to accept the 12V transformer that I had laying around from something or other.


Hogcrewer 03-07-2011 12:03 PM

Plexi-Glass Stir Plate
 
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Here is mine. Had some plexi-glass laying around. Thought about building another one just to put more bling on it.


ox1574 03-10-2011 03:58 PM

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Here are a couple of pics of mine.


ox1574 03-10-2011 03:58 PM

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Here are a couple of pics of mine.


FireBrew63 05-15-2011 05:10 PM

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An old cigar box from my grandfather and parts from an old computer.



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