Gift for a Homebrewer

I have a buddy that likes to homebrew, so I made him this stir plate for making a yeast starter for his birthday (which happens to fall on NYE!).

Yeast initially require plenty of oxygen for the cells to become healthy and multiply in number, so a “starter” is made which is composed of a sugar solution and a pitch of yeast constantly being aerated by the stir plate.

A laser cut box encloses a PC fan with magnets attached on top. A stir bar (plastic coated magnet) is inside the flask and is spun via the magnetic pull of the spinning magnets below.

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