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Old 02-11-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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I bring you the cow cookie jar (3L) and it is still more manly than a fruit beer. Any tips to get the stir bar to spin in a 1 gallon jug? I spent an hour playing with distance and speed and magnet placement before I stole the cookie jar.

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Old 02-11-2011, 01:40 AM   #2
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I wasn't able to get a 1 gallon Growler work so I snagged a vase.

 
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:43 AM   #3
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I have used 1qt mason jars for year
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:55 AM   #4
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I have used 1qt mason jars for year
I'm going to think about those for the next ale I do. I really built this thing so I wouldn't need to do a 3 step starter for a lager.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:23 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=SwampassJ;2634531]and it is still more manly than a fruit beer.QUOTE]

Perhaps, but only by a skosh.

 
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:31 PM   #6
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Any tips to get the stir bar to spin in a 1 gallon jug?
I've had good luck with a 4L Wine Jug with a concave bottom. I start the Stir Plate @ about 1/2 speed, make sure the stir bar is in the jug towards me, slide the jug over the plate from back to front to pick up the stir bar as it slides over it and stop when it's centered. Sometimes it takes a couple tries but once it gets going it hasn't thrown the bar as long as I don't turn the speed up to much. Cheers!!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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I stole the cookie jar.
Your supposed to steal the COOKIES from the cookie jar... not the jar.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:31 PM   #8
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Your supposed to steal the COOKIES from the cookie jar... not the jar.
Those things don't even make into the car. I started in on the samoan cookies before the little girls gave me change.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:34 PM   #9
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1.5L stir starter decanted and pitched into a 3L starter.

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Old 02-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #10
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20 hours later and my lager is starting to form a krausen and is bubbling once ever 15 seconds. I even pitched the thing 5 degrees colder than the recommended fermentation temp. I'm surprised, even my ales don't take off this fast. I love you Mr. Stirplate.
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