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While there are certainly cheaper magnetic stir plates on the market, and we have used them, they have a homemade quality and feel. This unit is professionally made by Hanna and you will not be disappointed with the quality. This unit is protected by a fuse.

Stir plates will increase cell counts in your starters through continual aereation. A teflon coated stir bar (inlcuded) rotates in the flask to create a vortex. This keeps the yeast in suspension and provides them with large amounts of oxygen. Leave the starter on the stir plate for the duration of the starter. The INCLUDED stir bar can be boiled with the starter to sanitize. We strongly recommend using our sanitary filter, FIL90, with the appropriate sized stopper. This will keep the air that is being pulled into the flask clean of bacteria or wild yeast. We also recommend picking up an extra stir bar as they can easily be poured right into the fermenter and then forgot about when you are cleaning out the fermenter (we know this only because it has happened a bazillion times here in the shop!)

The speed is adjustable from 0 to 1000 RPM. Dimensions: 4.8"L x 4.8"W x 1.8"H

Item # Y700
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 2LBS
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MoreFlavor Store
To make better starters
James G. W on Mar 23, 2018
Came with a stir bar
Darren L M on Feb 9, 2018
To make better starters
James G. W on Mar 23, 2018
had higher reviews than the other plate for big starters
CPT Krug, Jonathan, G on Feb 12, 2018
Came with a stir bar
Darren L M on Feb 9, 2018
had higher reviews than the other plate for big starters
CPT Krug, Jonathan, G on Feb 12, 2018

4.3 / 5.0
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Love it
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May 2, 2018
2 months ago
Love it. My quiet little yeast growing engine!
April 13, 2018
2 months ago
Magnetic Stir Plate
It worked great; however, some literature packed with the unit would have helped. Most of the operation is intuitive; however, to avoid any misuse some documentation would have been desirable.
January 31, 2018
5 months ago
Stir Plate
It works perfectly for yeast propagation.
January 25, 2018
5 months ago
Decent stir plate
Bought this model 11 YEARS AGO and it's just now looking like it's feeling its age and needs to be replaced. In that time it's stirred probably 150 starters, many of them 2L. With that kind of dependability, I'll be buying another one soon.
November 5, 2017
Not very powerful
Unfortunately this stir plate did not list in the description that it was not useful beyond 1L. After opening the instructions and reading other reviews, I see it is designed for 1L and not larger. I am returning the item so that I can purchase a larger starter. I gave three stars because MoreBeer should have been better about listing specific power details in the description, but otherwise works fine.
January 20, 2017
Only lasted a year and a half
This worked fine but in just over a year the motor died. Not really that heavily used either. For the price I expected it would work longer. I wouldn't recommend this.stir plate.
July 10, 2016
Great Device
Works fine and is very quiet. Have used it 3 times for 1L starters and it does a great job.
May 31, 2015
Worked better than expected!
I was given a gift of my first dry yeast. As a new brewer, I am a little lost sometimes. I counseled with the Concord store staff & was convinced a yeast starter would be the superior way to get things started but it would require a little more capital investment. This stir plate & a yeast started kit containing the Erlenmeyer flask would be the products I would need. After consideration about my need & my budget I chanced this purchase. The More Beer "No Hassle Return" was a sell point for me! I was going to purchase this & try it at their risk! They could not have made my decision any easier!

I have NEVER been sorry about this purchase! Now, I use it for every yeast pitch for my wort. I am a very small brewer with 5 gallons of wort so the 1000ml flask is all I presently need.

In my home-brew club, I recommend that yeast starters always be made & if you don't have this equipment, GET IT!
May 27, 2015
Quality in a small package
I've been using this for nearly a year and it works great. I started off using a 2L erlenmeyer flask with a 1" stir bar. This product worked great.

I recently upgraded to a 5L erlenmeyer with a 2" stir bar and while it does an adequate job, the flask is just much bigger than the stir plate and it takes me a while to get the stir bar going properly, so it may be a little undersized for my needs.

BL - most folks will find this more than sufficient for normal use.

May 27, 2015