Brew Smarter With Stir Starter - Yeast Stir Plates For Home Brewers.
Includes stir plate & power cord, magnetic stir bar, keeper magnet, instructions and warranty.
What is a yeast stir plate?
A stir plate is a device used to create a constant stirring motion in a yeast starter. Constant stirring increases yeast growth and creates healthier yeast for fermentation of your wort.
Why buy a StirStarter stir plate?
Laboratory grade stir plates cost hundreds of dollars and are designed to stir liquids of all kinds, some hazardous. The StirStarter is made just for yeast, so unnecessary and expensive features can be eliminated. The StirStarter comes with a lifetime guarantee. If it fails for any reason, simply return it for a freen repair or replacement. This is the only stir plate we carry, just because anything more is unnecessary for brewing. We've had one of these running in the store here for years with no problems at all!
Why do I even need to make a starter?
Most home brewers don't pitch enough healthy yeast when they brew. Yeast starters are especially important if you are brewing lagers or "big" beers.
What size beaker or flask should I use?
The StirStarter works best with a 1 to 2 liter Erlenmeyer flask. Using a growler or other vessel with a convex bottom is not recommended. The stir bar will not spin without throwing the bar to the side in this type of vessel.
How fast do I need to sir my starters?
It isn't necessary to develop a deep vortex in the liquid to get a good stirring motion. The goal is to keep the yeast in suspension and in contact with the air. The deep vortex looks cool, but it's not needed for good yeast growth.
Do I need to change the way I prepare my starters?
No, you don't need to change what you're doing. Prepare your starter as you normally do and simply put the starter on the stir plate, letting it stir overnight. When you brew the next day, your starter will be ready to go!
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Posted by Komocabo on 30th Dec 2013
I got this for Christmas and it is great. The quality seems right for the price. The only complaint I have is that I got the 2L flask (which is great), but the base of the stir-plate is much smaller than the base of the flask, so there was a little balancing act that I had to do. If I were to change anything in the design, it would simply be to make the casing large enough. I want to get a 5L flask, but am very nervous that it would be too big for the stir-plate.
Posted by Dwight on 6th Aug 2013
Use this for every beer I make. Terrific price for flask, too! Have used it to culture bells yeast from bottles with success every time.
Posted by S.Silliman on 24th Jun 2013
I have been researching new and used stir plates and was considering building my own. This one works great and the price is very reasonable.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jan 2013
I was planning to build my own stir plate. I work at a company that manufactures laboratory test equipment and can probably salvage parts from our scrap bin to make 10 of these, but there were a couple of components I was missing... so I started searching the web. Ouch. This is the best price out there, for less than double what it would cost to make your own, plus the time you save by not having to find and wait for parts and then put it together. Hands down, this is the best deal and the quality of the build is sound! I can see this thing lasting for years and helping to make some great brew. Even if it doesn't, a lifetime warranty is a nice comforting fact!
Also, a big thanks to Bell's for supporting a local small American business!! Cheers!
Posted by JKonradt on 13th Dec 2012
Bought this stir plate last month. The starter I made with it worked great.
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