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Maelstrom® Stir Plate

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Maelstrom® Stir Plate

SKU: 40332

Easy to use with an intuitive interface, the Maelstrom® sets the new standard as the most powerful and versatile homebrewing stir plate ever created.

The first industrial-grade programmable stir plate designed specifically for yeast starters.



The first industrial-grade programmable stir plate designed specifically for yeast starters.

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 1L flask 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 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, a seamless plastic 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 50mm stir bar!
  • Five distinct speeds to accommodate starters up to 5 gallons
  • Scheduling function for up to 48 hours
  • Seamless body 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
*You may also need a flask.

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4.8 / 5.0
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It is a TANK
Just upgraded my 3 "project kit" stirstarters to 3 of these Maelstrom's. I typically do 15 gallon batches of Pilsner - so 5 liter starters are normal for me. These stir plates remove the risk of the flask falling over. No longer do I have to worry about the stir bar being thrown or fighting to get it centered. On speed setting 2 it will easily vortex a full 5L starter. Setting 3 and above are a bit more than you need and get a bit louder than I want - gotta keep the Wife content while making yeast babies! Product literature states it is for a 1L, 2L or 5L flask. There is no reference to the device being engineered to withstand the weight of a 5 gallon glass carboy filled...
February 13, 2016
Love it
Works like a charm, well made, sturdy, buy it you'll be happy
January 10, 2017
11 months ago
Oh Yeah!
This thing kicks butt (instead of kicking the stir bar) with carboy sized starters. Easily centers the bar through the thick glass of carboy base. I also like the fact that the surface is pretty much waterproof (not for submersion) and spills / splashes /drooling are easily cleaned off.
May 15, 2017
5 months ago
Speeds up everything nicely.i do recommend this to all berwers
November 24, 2016
11 months ago
Works great set and forget
Works great set and forget with not hassle. Very quite and easy to use.
March 1, 2016
Great customer service!
I really appreciate the fantastic customer service that we received- the item didn't work when we got it but was resolved super quickly!! Thank you!
January 12, 2016
Stir it up
After brewing approximately 20 high gravity beers this is my first batch that I made a starter. The Maelstrom stir plate was the perfect tool for the job. It made a huge difference, taking a good beer and making it a great beer. I highly recommend getting some Fast Pitch to go along with the Maelstrom, to make the easiest and best starter you will ever make.
March 5, 2016
Built like a tank
Works great with a 1/2L, 1L, and 2L (haven't tried bigger) flask. The timer is a useful addition. Why waste time brewing with an insufficient pitch.
March 9, 2016
Very Nice!
Smooth, quiet and plenty big enough for 5000 ml starters!
April 24, 2017
6 months ago
Grains, Yeast & Hops
It is nice to be able to go to Midwest Supplies to find all of the ingrediances necessary to brew the beer I want. Midwest Supplies had everything I need to brew Nut Brown Ale and a Cocoa Mole.
July 30, 2016
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What is the RPM for each of the 5 speed settings on your Maelstrom Stir plate?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: While I haven't specifically tested this, I'm going to assume that the RPMs of each speed would vary based on the size of the stir bar you are using. I've used a .75" stir bar for 1 liter and at a 5, the speed was WAY too fast. On the other hand, I've used a 1.5" stir bar in a 3 liter starter and had to keep it at a 4 to maintain a slight dimple in the starter. I hope that helps but I don't have the specific RPMs of the actual magnets.
What is the most sanitary way to get the magnet out of the yeast before pitching?
S C on Jan 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I pitch yeast starter through a sanitized funnel with mesh filter that captures the stir magnet so it doesn't enter fermentation vessel.

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