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Old 01-11-2013, 11:20 PM   #111
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I believe you've singlehandedly gotten me interested in starters.

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:14 AM   #112
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I'll see what I can find before tomorrow. If not, it'll just make that noise for 24hrs

If I slow it down a bit, it stops making noise, but the vortex doesn't reach the stir bar.
any benefit from the vortex hitting the stir bar?

Always figured that it was best to keep the yeast in suspension. I set it to the lowest setting and check for sediment when i walk by.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:20 AM   #113
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Gonna walk over to home depot. What kind of tubing is safe? I honestly can't picture tubing that's light/thin enough.

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:56 AM   #114
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I saved my self some undesirable winter-walking. I put the stir bar into a 1" piece of 3/8" siphoning tubing, and BOOM, quiet as a mouse. The bar is a bit more susceptible to being tossed out if I go too fast, but it works fine when creating a vortex about 50% of the way down.

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:20 AM   #115
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I saved my self some undesirable winter-walking. I put the stir bar into a 1" piece of 3/8" siphoning tubing, and BOOM, quiet as a mouse. The bar is a bit more susceptible to being tossed out if I go too fast, but it works fine when creating a vortex about 50% of the way down.
Sounds like you're good to go
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:57 PM   #116
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Hmm so i scavenged an old computer fan and wired to a USB plug that i then plugged into a phone charger and its running the fan now, but i dont think its 120mm will i still be able to use this for a stir plate you think?

looks like its 80mm fan.

worst case scenario would i be able to glue a washer to the fan then a larger washer onto that to get a wide enough rotation for the stir plate?

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:28 AM   #117
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Hmm so i scavenged an old computer fan and wired to a USB plug that i then plugged into a phone charger and its running the fan now, but i dont think its 120mm will i still be able to use this for a stir plate you think?

looks like its 80mm fan.

worst case scenario would i be able to glue a washer to the fan then a larger washer onto that to get a wide enough rotation for the stir plate?
The 80mm fan is better, than the 120mm fan, because it operates a much higher rpm. I've read a few threads on here that mention that info.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:04 AM   #118
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can the 80mm fan drive a 2000ml starter?

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #119
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can the 80mm fan drive a 2000ml starter?
yes, i use a 200ml Erlenmeyer flask and it works great.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:44 PM   #120
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yes, i use a 200ml Erlenmeyer flask and it works great.
What size stir bar do you use? 1"?

 
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