DetailsThe 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
- Details & Instructions
4.8 / 5.012 ReviewsWorks great set and forgetWorks great set and forget with not hassle. Very quite and easy to use.March 1, 2016Great 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, 2016Stir it upAfter 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, 2016ImpressiveThis is a smaller company that produces these, but the equipment has performed flawlessly since I purchased it. The magnets in the stir plate are super powerful and they have been able to support up to a 3" stir bar at full speed without the bar slipping or bouncing.August 31, 2015Built like a tankWorks 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, 2016It is a TANKJust 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, 2016Grains, Yeast & HopsIt 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, 2016Great stir plate!Nice sturdy construction that performs admirably!January 24, 2016January 24, 2016Replacement unit shipped in a double quick time.Bout a new stir plate, it arrived but didn't function as I had hoped. after speaking to CS they replaced the stir plate and I could not be happier. I will be purchasing another one soon. thanks for the prompt attentionFebruary 15, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 4 answersWhat's included with your stir plateBEST ANSWER: The unit itself and a 1" magnet. You provide the beaker...it really works well, but don't start the starter until the night before pitching-it's SO efficient the yeast will be done by then.What is the most sanitary way to get the magnet out of the yeast before pitching?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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