Making Your Good Beers Better Since 2009

This is a brewing tool to take your home brewery to the next level and it's fun to use. Many home brewers don't pitch nearly enough yeast. A stir plate helps you culture higher cell counts of healthy yeast for quicker fermentations, lower risk of infections and better tasting beer. All in less time than it takes to make a conventional yeast starter.

Customers Say:

"Just got into making home brew this year and started to see the beer kits from Northern Brewer say �yeast starter recommended�. I went to the Beer & Wine Supply store in Woburn, MA, and they sold me a yeast starter kit with a StirStarter to help the yeast starter propagate. I�ve used the StirStarter twice in the past month and both times the yield was very high. In fact, the yeast yield was so high that during the first 24 hrs of primary fermentation, the lid to the 6.5 gallon bucket blew straight up and off! I cannot see how I will be able to get better results for a starter yeast. Remember one thing though! Make sure to use the outside magnet that comes with the kit so the stir bar doesn�t end up in your fermentation bucket/carboy! I just did that and Dan was very nice to drop ship an extra stir bar. That is great business and great customer service!"-Will in Boston

"I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how thrilled I am with the stirplate you made for me. My Dad and I were on and off extract brewers for a bit, and relatively new to partial mash recipes. We have been brewing at least once a month since the start of the year. After tasting our partial mash Blonde, pre stirplate, I was searching for ways to make it even better. The one thing I kept hearing about was yeast starters. I read a lot about stirplates and yeast starters before making my purchase through you, always want to support a fellow homebrewer. Last week my Dad and I opened our first brew made with a yeast starter using your stirplate, a Red Ale. We were both abolustely blown away by it, and I'm not a big Red fan. We were very pleased with our Blonde, but the difference between a beer made just using a smack pack and one using a yeast starter and a stirplate is huge. I thought our beer was going to taste slightly better, but wasn't prepared for the level of improvement that a yeast stater on your stir plate made. -Jason in Arizona

October News

Bell's General Store has a ridiculously good deal on StirStarters and accessories, $36 when you purchase with other accessories such as flasks, yeast nutrient, etc.

Did you know you can order a StirStarter directly from my eBay site? Only $42 and that includes same day USPS Priority Mail shipping. My site is located here

StirStarter customer Eric has submitted a modification to help store the keeper magnet on the StirStarter box itself. First, he glued a washer to the inside of the box. Now he has a place to store the keeper magnet on the outside of the box. Thanks for the tip, Eric!

Here's something of interest for DIYers: Circuit Specialists Customer Spotlight

Welcome to our retail distributor Fancy Camper Home Brew Supply located in Frazer, Pennsylvania. reviews The StirStarter

Here's a good yeast starter tutorial from Dave Crum of The Noble Hop in Toronto

What's Inside?

This unit has two powerful NdFeB button magnets in the 12 VDC stir motor, which is controlled by a precision voltage regulator for easy speed adjustment. The RPMs of the drive motor are limited, so the motor will not "throw" the stir bar, yet it provides enough to get a good vortex going. A low voltage, plug-in wall transformer provides power to the unit. The black plastic case dimensions are 6" x 4" x 2", large enough to accomodate a 2000 mL flask as shown. A Teflon coated 1" x 5/16" stir bar is included. A "keeper" magnet is also supplied to lock the stir bar in place while the yeast is pitched, so the stir bar won't end up in your fermenter!

About Me

My name is Dan Jeska, and I live in southwest Michigan. I have been homebrewing since 1995. I have an engineering background and enjoy building my own brewing gear. I am a member of local clubs in Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor

You may contact me at or by phone 269.425.1314

Favorite Homebrew Links

Bell's General Store
Adventures In Homebrewing
William's Brewing
Keystone Homebrew Supply
Great Fermentations
Homebrew Supply
South Hills Brewing Supply
Country Wines
Salt City Brew Supply
Ogden City Brew Supply
Texas Homebrewers
Beer & Wine Hobby
Pursuit Supply Co.
Tom's Brew Shop
Brew Hound Supplies
Unrestricted Brewing

This product comes with a lifetime repair or replacement warranty. Simply put, if The StirStarter fails to perform for ANY reason, return it to me and I will repair or replace it at no charge. Customer satisfaction and great beer are my goals!