Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Stir Plate Question
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
Stevorino
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 939
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Stir Plate Question

Hey all-- thanks to AFAJ Brew Guy's Harddrive magnets (thanks again, man) and suggestion to put a metal washer on the fan so I could center the magnet, my stir plate is finally making a whirlpool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HIYOOOOO!!!!!

Here's my question: How much of an actual whirlpool does there need to be? I dropped in a few drops of food coloring and it sucked it down the funnel and dispersed it evenly throughout the 2000ml flask pretty quickly...but the whirlpool itself is pretty small. Every once and a while a little air funnel will travel about an inch to an inch and a half below the water surface...but never even close to a quarter of the way down the erlenmeyer -- is that expected?

Thanks again to everyone -- I'm stoked to use this puppy w/ my yeast!


__________________
-Stevorino-_________________________________________
In Keezer:
1. BCS - Wet Hopped West Coast Blaster
2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)
Stevorino is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,000
Liked 63 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

It's not necessary to create a vortex in the flask. Simply keeping the wort moving/stirred is enough. This keeps the yeast in suspension and exposes the wort to the surface where the gas exchange can occur (CO2 Out/O2 In). Doesn't need to be a tornado in there.
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 05:35 PM   #3
Stevorino
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 939
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Sweet -- I'm stoked to use this puppy. You guys use No Foam in your starters?
__________________
-Stevorino-_________________________________________
In Keezer:
1. BCS - Wet Hopped West Coast Blaster
2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)
Stevorino is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another stir plate Question blaze379 Chillers and Stir Plates 7 06-20-2012 07:26 PM
Stir Plate Question jtucker101 Chillers and Stir Plates 7 03-28-2009 03:11 PM
DIY Stir-Plate Question! INeedANewHobby Chillers and Stir Plates 12 03-11-2009 05:56 PM
A different stir plate question rcrabb22 Equipment/Sanitation 1 02-20-2009 10:18 PM
Stir plate question redtail28 Chillers and Stir Plates 5 12-29-2007 05:14 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS