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KernelCrush

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Maelstrom stir plate
« on: January 18, 2015, 08:58:34 AM »
Pretty impressive if not for the severe overkill.  5 liters stirred by a 2" bar.  first video at speed 5.  second video speed 1. When not making starters you could use it for  a daiquiri blender.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8jzz78961j2gtc0/20150118_104754.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tjcahvm0k1796qd/20150118_105236.mp4?dl=0

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Re: Maelstrom stir plate
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 11:14:50 AM »
I am considering a stir plate, and the Maelstrom is certainly nice but out of my price range. I came across a stir plate on kickstarter and it looks promising. For the money it looks like a pretty good deal.  I will be watching this. Anyone else have thoughts on it? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/356008257/schuwert-stir-devil-beer-brewing-stir-plate

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Re: Maelstrom stir plate
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 04:49:48 PM »
I built one using an old cigar box, fans, and a couple magnets out of an old hard drive for under 20 bucks.

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Re: Maelstrom stir plate
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 06:10:32 PM »
I made one myself, also. I popped for a waterproof plastic box in case a big starter foamed over. I had most of the other parts, so it's hard to estimate the cost, but probably no more than $30 and it does a great job.

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Re: Maelstrom stir plate
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 05:32:31 AM »
Greetings All - I have a maelstrom stir plate and I love it.  However, my first one started giving me a problem while stirring my 5,000 mL flask; it only pulsed and never spun the stir bar.  So I contacted the vendor, Midwest Supplies, and they sent me a new one even though the warranty expired.

Regarding the cheaper stir plates, I had one before I bought my maelstrom.  I don?t recall the brand, but I believe I paid about $60 for it.  It lasted about 18 months and all the while I struggled getting the stir bar to sit properly over the magnet inside the plate.  The magnet kept throwing the stir bar off to the side.  Was a real pain in the.....  The maelstrom literally sucks the stir bar into exact position and away we go.  Yes, it was a little pricy.  But worth every penny and Midwest Supplies really took care of me with my purchase.

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Re: Maelstrom stir plate
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2020, 02:38:49 PM »
As I progressed in the hobby I often built my initial gear. I did so with my first stir plate. It worked but always needed attention.

When the funds became available I pulled the trigger. Best purchase in a long time.

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Re: Maelstrom stir plate
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2020, 05:36:30 PM »
I used a stir plate for about a year before I discovered the "Shaken Not Stirred" yeast starter method. My stir plat has been gathering dust ever since.
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Re: Maelstrom stir plate
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2020, 08:31:00 PM »
I used a stir plate for about a year before I discovered the "Shaken Not Stirred" yeast starter method. My stir plat has been gathering dust ever since.

Yup...different strategies, methods and enjoyment for different brewers. I enjoyed reading your comment....then the quote from Denny in your sig file. Both consistent with one another.

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Re: Maelstrom stir plate
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2021, 01:29:15 PM »
This is a very nice stir plate. Easily handles everything I've "thrown at it".