Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Chillers and Stir Plates > Another DIY Stir Plate
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
Qeelin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bowie, Texas
Posts: 173
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Another DIY Stir Plate

After seeing the other posts about it and pricing my own (no lower than $75) I thought I'd build my own too.

Parts list:

Waterproof box from Walmart $12
12v Cooling fan from PC power supply $0
Power switch from PC power supply $0
Potentiometer from an old CB $0
4 Bolts and nuts $0
4 Neoprene washers $1.52
Magnet from an old hard drive $0
AC adapter (12v output) $0

Total $13.52
Beats the heck out of $75 to $90! All I need now is a stir bar.

Here are the results:


Top down view


Power switch and Potentiometer


Magnet glued to the top of the fan


Had to use the multi-colored ties, it's in a clear box!


Qeelin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
ClaudiusB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 1,307
Liked 68 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 128

Default

Looks nice and clean, well done.


Cheers,
ClaudiusB


ClaudiusB is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 12:26 AM   #3
Qeelin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bowie, Texas
Posts: 173
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ClaudiusB View Post
Looks nice and clean, well done.
Thanks!
Qeelin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
android
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,117
Liked 41 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

you're gonna love having a stirplate! nice job.
__________________
primary: APA

ebay temp controller | thermostat temp controller
android is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 22,066
Liked 4842 Times on 2894 Posts
Likes Given: 4057

Default

Very nice! My experience was that 3 of those HD magnets, stacked, worked much better than 1.
__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
Qeelin
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bowie, Texas
Posts: 173
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
Very nice! My experience was that 3 of those HD magnets, stacked, worked much better than 1.
Yeah I was a little worried about that. I did tests with a metal peg from a cheap shelf I had laying around. It worked ok so I thought that an actual stir magnet would work better. We'll see when I get one. I might have to add a mag or two but if so it will be very easy. I left the bolts long in case I need to move the fan down to make room for more.
__________________
Ravenwood
Brewhaus & Meadery

"A good beer will sell itself" -Kosmos Spoetzl

Fermenting:
Bottled: Fireside Ale, Blackberry Melomel
Kegged:
On Deck: Fireside Clone


Qeelin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2010, 11:12 PM   #7
completegeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: monroe, la
Posts: 109
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

The stir bar works sooooo much better than just a piece of metal you may have lying around.

Very slick design. 15 bucks or so for what we are using it for is way better than spending 100 on the professional version.


completegeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY stir plate help foxtrot Chillers and Stir Plates 17 08-25-2012 03:19 PM
DIY Stir Plate, Stir Bar attracted to mounts littlejon326 Chillers and Stir Plates 5 03-13-2011 02:12 PM
Stir Plate w/ Stir Rod in Boil Kettle resslerk Chillers and Stir Plates 6 03-20-2010 07:10 PM
stir plate help ak47clown Chillers and Stir Plates 13 02-23-2009 05:33 AM
Stir Plate Help Alamo_Beer Chillers and Stir Plates 43 09-05-2007 04:26 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS