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Old 11-13-2011, 03:34 PM   #21
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Absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the quick response.

Would this be an acceptable alternative to the out-of-stock magnets?

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Eart...197142&sr=8-13
I haven't used any other sizes besides the ones I list here. Those are slightly smaller in diameter but I think they should work fine. I would probably go with these instead though just to be sure it works flawlessly. They are the exact same dimensions as the ones I have.

 
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #22
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Absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the quick response.

Would this be an acceptable alternative to the out-of-stock magnets?

http://www.amazon.com/Neodymium-Eart...197142&sr=8-13
those are the magnets I am using in my build..

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/yadi...thread-279569/





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Old 11-14-2011, 11:01 PM   #23
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Think the 80mm fan is fine, Flo? What size starter have you tried it in? Sorry, can't view your video here at work.

Going to jump on this and if the cheaper fan works adequately, then giggity.

 
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:59 PM   #24
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Think the 80mm fan is fine, Flo? What size starter have you tried it in? Sorry, can't view your video here at work.

Going to jump on this and if the cheaper fan works adequately, then giggity.
Makes 2L's just fine. I don't think it would have a problem spinning 5L.

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:18 AM   #25
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Got my 80mm fans tonight and the stir bar, I think I will complete this over the weekend if all goes as planned. Thanks for the insight folks, CHEERS!

 
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:05 AM   #26
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This is the exact thread I needed after getting some free glassware for making starters. On top of that, I've got an old desktop that I ripped the power supply box out of to make the perfect enclosure. Thermaltake fan ordered from Amazon.

Thanks all!

Oh and first post.

 
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:36 AM   #27
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nice i need to put one of these together

 
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:12 AM   #28
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Just finished getting my 2 stir plates together and tested with water. I threw in some pepper so I could see how well it would suspend the yeast AND looks like it will work wonderfully! Just curious how to be sure not to drop the stir bar into the fermenter? I almost lost it down the drain when pouring out my pepper-water...


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Also, I keep a magnetic wreath hanger (for a front door) in my brew box. That way if you pitch the bar in the carboy by accident, you can easily fish it up the side of the glass.
Well that answers that.... Pretty Slick!

Reason: found answer in another thread, thought I would add to save the next guy some time :)

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:07 AM   #29
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Quick question...

I just picked up one of these fans, absolutely love it! My problem is that I used a magnet from a harddrive, and may have missed getting it exactly centered. I can't turn the fan very high without the bar being tossed. I think it works well enough, but don't like the idea that the it might toss the bar 5 minutes after I walk away.

Is it possible that the magnet is too far from the bar? Or do I need to pull the fan, find some way to unglue the magnet and try again?

 
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:14 AM   #30
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What I did on mine, since the computer magnet was curved and difficult to determine the center, was I put my stir bar on it while positioning. I think it is more important to have it centered magnetically than by mass, so the bar spins around a point rather than a circle. The two centers may be the same or may not, I'm not sure. I eyeballed it this way and mine seems to work.
What you could do with yours is open it up and put the stir bar on it and see how it looks, maybe even turn it on. If it is noticeably off center then yeah I would unglue it and try again.

 
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