Maelstrom® Stir Plate
The first industrial-grade programmable stir plate designed specifically for yeast starters.
Now includes a Stir Bar Removal Tool!
Breed a Herculean army of yeast for brewing bigger beers than ever before. Powerful rare earth magnets churn through any size starter and never throw a stir bar. Five-speed control adapts to sizes from minute to mammoth, for starters in a 1000ml erlenmeyer flask, all the way up to a 5-gallon carboy.
Command a massive starter while you're at work or over the weekend. Let it run indefinitely or program up to 48 hours of stir time. Schedule it to settle out yeast just in time to come home and brew.
Watch Maelstrom® surge through starter wort. The transparent body shows the magnets whipping through rotation. Plus, the seamless surface makes for easy cleaning.
Easy to use with an intuitive interface, the Maelstrom® sets the new standard as the most powerful and versatile homebrewing stir plate ever created.
- Now includes a Stir Bar Removal Tool!
- Includes a 50mm stir bar
- Five distinct speeds, from 480-1440 RPM, to accommodate yeast starters up to 5 gallons
- Scheduling function for up to 48 hours
- Seamless surface for easy cleaning & maintenance
- Powerful magnets will never throw a stir bar
- Translucent body lets you watch the magnets in rotation
- Standard 12V Power Adapter
- Large 8" W x 8 ½" L stirring platform
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As previous reviews have discussed, the magnet is so strong that if you put the flask directly on the stir plate, the stir rod included stops the magnet from spinning. Two remedies — put a shallow bowl or plate on the stir plate first, separating the flask (and stir rod) from the stir plate, or using a stir rod with a raised ring in the center. Once I got this figured out, it worked perfectly and made great starters.
Maelstrom® Stir Plate
Works great! The yeast loved it!!!
Nice design and execution all around, the only shortcoming to me is that the lowest speed isn't that low, and the highest isn't that high: it's a fairly tight cluster of speeds. Sometimes even at the lowest setting the stir bar gets knocked loose by centripetal force. Oh, and a Wi-Fi upgrade in the future would be great!
Works, but works better with an egg-shaped stir bar.