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Old 04-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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i guessing general consensis is that 1" is better than 2". I have a homemade stirplate and my 1" would get thrown once the yeast was thickening up so i would have to reset it ever 4 hours or so. I lost the one i have and was thinking a 2" would be better but now im second guessing it.

 
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #12
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i guessing general consensis is that 1" is better than 2". I have a homemade stirplate and my 1" would get thrown once the yeast was thickening up so i would have to reset it ever 4 hours or so. I lost the one i have and was thinking a 2" would be better but now im second guessing it.
I have a home brew stir plate and have never had a problem slinging a 1" stir bar even in a 1.7L starter at high krausen. Perhaps I can offer some suggestions?

 
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #13
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Well, my first starter (1.5 in a 2L flask) foamed out of the top, lol. Guess I won't try to push the volume next time.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:15 AM   #14
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I use a 1.25" stir bar in several different beakers, from 1L flask to juice bottles. Works great all the time. Key is having a variable amp (=speed) power supply. I start slow, get the bar spinning properly and then amp up until I get a little whirlpool action. I have left this running for two days and never thrown the bar (forgot I had it going...homebrew can do that to you sometime ).

 
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