Keg Connection New Inline Flow Control Valve Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Chillers and Stir Plates > Stir plate fan mount position
Thread Tools
Old 01-18-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Posts: 259
Liked 19 Times on 12 Posts

Default Stir plate fan mount position

I am about to build a stir plate and am curious about mounting the fan. It seems like bolting it to the bottom of the project box would be more stable as the bolts and nuts would not cause the flask to be uneven and I could put some rubber pads on the bottom.

It also seems that if I do mount to the bottom the magnets will be farther away from the stir bar and have less pull.

What do most people do?


Yourrealdad is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2013, 11:24 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [PA]
Posts: 369
Liked 80 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 2


You want to mount it as high up as you can. You'll be taking all that awesome magnetic force away by mounting the fan on the base plate.

The fan might not be perfectly level but the project box still sits flat on its base. The fan height won't change stability.
temple240 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2013, 12:53 AM   #3
BackDraught Brewing Co
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
blaster_54738's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Eleva, WI
Posts: 481
Liked 48 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 87


I put long bolts through the bottom and then used nuts to adjust the height of my fan as high as possible and it works great.
Primary EMPTY

Secondary EMPTY

Kegged Flashover Red, Oktoberfest, Belgian Golden Ale, Cherry Cyser


Coming Soon Yuengling Clone
Email us at
blaster_54738 is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dramatically improve your Stir Starter stir plate wildwest450 Chillers and Stir Plates 27 03-24-2012 12:05 AM
first time stir plate user, how aggressive should i stir? wncbrewer Fermentation & Yeast 3 01-14-2012 02:35 AM
How did you mount your plate chiller? WormBoy Equipment/Sanitation 2 01-13-2012 12:43 AM
Stir plate effectiveness concern-maybe too small of a stir bar? crlova2 Fermentation & Yeast 20 03-15-2011 06:06 PM
Finished my HLT stir motor mount jcdillin Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks 6 04-09-2009 04:07 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads