Home Made Plate Stirrer

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  1. AHarper

    AHarper Well-Known Member

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    Lets see if I can post this...

    I decided to make a simple plate stirrer for doing yeast starters.
    I had a mains powered equipment fan - just lying around(?) - a switch, some powerful bar magnets and an empty plastic sweet box from our Christmas binge.
    I cut holes in the base of the box to match a small mains switch, the power cable entry and air holes so the fan did not get overloaded when in action.
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    The spacers are there to allow for the fan to turn with the magnets as close as possible to the base (soon to be the top).
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    The magnets are glued to the top of the fan and the power cable has been soldered to the switch and fan terminals. Yes I broke one of the corners of the box when the wind caught it while the paint was drying outside - Gaffa tape to the rescue.

    The end result (if this can be posted here?) is the whole thing in action.



    Total cost £6 - about $10.

    Yet to do a starter but next brew this week will give it a whirl.
     
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    Nice. Iron Man stir plate. I like it
     
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    I like the 6-sided shape instead of the normal boring old 4-sided (like mine) :)
     
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    Powerfull!
     

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