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Using a stir plate and flask to make a yeast starter
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kal
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Added some info/pictures to the first post on the induction cooktop and saucepan I use... always wanted to get 100% out of the kitchen. Now it's done! Works great too - much faster than the flame burner on the stove I was using before. I should have known that electricity was better than gas! Wink

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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm was gonna order this stirplate but noticed the link has 2 available. The 801 at 79.00 and the 601 with stand for 49.00. anyone know the difference. They appear to have the same specs? Thanks
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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want the 801. The 601 comes with a holder you don't need for our application. Not sure if they are the same base model stirrer. I would assume not given that it costs less to add the holder. Good luck!

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PostLink    Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ended up buying the malestrom and a 1L and 5L flasks. when i was gonna order the 801 it was 80$ plus whatever for the holder. the malestrom was on sale for 105 and its big enough to hold the 5L flask. its a beast on full speed too. both of my last brews have been with the stirplate, liquid yeast and pure o2 for aeration compared to my old method of shaking the carboy and sprinkling us-05 on the top and they have both been VERY good. all the others have had a similar off flavor too them.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Once cooled it's dumped in a flask that's already half full of cold water.


So you are only boiling half of the water (w/ DME) and then mixing with cold water to bring the liquid volume up to the total volume? Do you pre-boil the cold water or just use tap water?

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