Start of new stir plate - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Chillers & Stir Plates > Start of new stir plate

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-12-2011, 04:44 AM   #1
beesy
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Posts: 749
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts



So I've decided to do a fun little project of upgrading current stir plate in a radio shack project box to something a little more bling'ed up! I want the ability to have two 2000ml starters going at the same time if the need calls.

Picked up one of these at Microcenter (in silver) - can control each side independently (even has temp monitors for each side if the needed - prob just hook up the probes for ambient temp for now)
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...35_detail.html

And picked up two of these at Microcenter.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0350039


For the box, I would like something see through - plexi, acrylic, lexan, etc. Something similar to this , but still looking. Anyone have a good source for plexi/acrylic boxes?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 01:47 PM   #2
camiller
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
Omaha, NE
Posts: 1,902
Liked 32 Times on 32 Posts


That will be nice! You could always buy a sheet of plexi and build your own box to your specs.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
Schnitzengiggle
 
Schnitzengiggle's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,560
Liked 31 Times on 23 Posts


That fan controller is pretty sweet, I assume that will replace the rheostat?
__________________
follow me @ Broken Glass Brewery

Okham's Razor - simplest explanation is usually the correct one.

My DIY Kegerator - My DIY Fermentation Chamber - My DIY Portable Pump Box

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
Monster Mash
Recipes 
 
Apr 2006
Castaic, CA
Posts: 1,323
Liked 91 Times on 70 Posts


I used a project box and replaced the top with plexiglass....





__________________
My 1BBL Brewery Pics

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 11:44 PM   #5
beesy
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Posts: 749
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Schnitzengiggle View Post
That fan controller is pretty sweet, I assume that will replace the rheostat?
Yes

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 11:45 PM   #6
beesy
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Posts: 749
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Monster Mash View Post
I used a project box and replaced the top with plexiglass....





Tommy likey

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 11:57 PM   #7
beesy
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Posts: 749
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by camiller View Post
That will be nice! You could always buy a sheet of plexi and build your own box to your specs.
I've thought about that, but was hoping to find something prebuilt to same me some time. I may actually order the one linked to above on eBay. Even if it's not rigid enough, I'll find some use for it for the price.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 01:26 AM   #8
Catt22
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 70 Times on 63 Posts


I used a 10" acrylic square as a deck for my DIY stir plate:





The bolts support the load with this design. I didn't see a need to box it in when all that was needed was a simple support platform.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 05:00 AM   #9
EarthBound
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Beer Capital of the World
Posts: 1,069
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Monster Mash View Post
That is so awesome!
__________________
"You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of beer."

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stir plate stir bar. . . What size? Bonwit Chillers & Stir Plates 21 12-28-2013 03:09 AM
Dramatically improve your Stir Starter stir plate wildwest450 Chillers & Stir Plates 27 03-24-2012 12:05 AM
DIY Stir Plate, Stir Bar attracted to mounts littlejon326 Chillers & Stir Plates 5 03-13-2011 02:12 PM
Stir Plate w/ Stir Rod in Boil Kettle resslerk Chillers & Stir Plates 6 03-20-2010 07:10 PM
Help With Stir Plate Please! tkone Chillers & Stir Plates 7 07-27-2009 03:22 PM


Forum Jump