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Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 09-14-2013 at 02:54 AM
In my experience, the bar will get thrown if either (1) the magnetic connection is weak, (2)
the fan is moving too fast or (3) the flask is not centered (or all three).I fixed #1 by
bringing the fan's...
Posted in thread: 1056 vs 1968 on 08-31-2013 at 02:15 AM
I use Star-San. It doesn't taste or smell infected, it's drinkable, but nothing like 1968
should taste. It's as if the hops and yeast meld in a bad way. Or maybe I under-pitched, but
the fermentation ...
Posted in thread: 1056 vs 1968 on 08-31-2013 at 01:18 AM
I made 10G of an American pale ale, fairly highly-hopped with Cascade and Centennial, and split
it into 2 5G fermenters one with WY1968 and one with WY1056. Both were fermented in the same
fridge at 1...
Posted in thread: New post a picture of your pint on 03-18-2013 at 12:43 AM
My Dry Irish Stout. Happy St Patrick's Day!
Posted in thread: how often do you home brew? on 03-11-2013 at 01:19 AM
I brew about once per month, but I'd like to brew more. I have my first kid due any day now so
something tells me I'm going to be brewing less.But you'll want to drink more!
Posted in thread: New post a picture of your pint on 12-29-2012 at 11:59 PM
American Pale Ale from "Brewing Classic Styles".
Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 12-20-2012 at 10:44 PM
Magnets can stop the motor, I'd try separating them. But if it works in one container and not
in the other, it doesn't make sense to me. I don't understand why the stir bar being further
away would be...
Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 12-20-2012 at 05:12 PM
I meant that they have to be farther away from the fan. Before I put a spacer between the fan
and the magnets I had similar issues that you seem to have. In one stir plate I used a
half-inch piece of ...
Posted in thread: My shamelessly cheap $12 DIY stir plate on 12-19-2012 at 09:24 PM
Is your fan motor separated from the magnets? I found that I couldn't just glue the magnets
directly to the fan, I had to put a spacer between them. I think the magnets interfered with
the magnetic fi...