Thanks for the advice on previous stir plate post. Now trying to decide between the $50 Stir Starter and the $100 Stir-Plate 3000. Building my own is out of the question as am currently rewiring and insulating the garage. After all, brewing in a warm place is so much nicer.
Would be interested in hearing from people who have used either stir plate to make 2.5 L starters. Keep in mind I brew big beers that recommend 3 L starters. That seems a little overkill to me so going with the 2.5 L. I am just a little concerned that the Stir Starter will not handle 2.5 L starters on a monthly basis.
The review of the Stir-Plate below is very positive. Price ranges from $109 to $149, depending where you buy it.