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Where do I get Stainless steel paint stirer for whirlpool

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Fitz1118

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Hi I've been searching hi and low for somwhere in Australia to purchase a stainless steel paint mixer.
Does anyone know where I can grab one or if not a good alternative???

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Do you mean an automated paint shaking machine, like one used in paint rooms by a panelbeater?
Or are you after a metal stick?
 

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If the latter, I have a wooden stick I could let go for $25, almost as good
 

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Generous fella, to be sure.
 

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I'm after a stainless paint stirer you put in the end of a drill.
 

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The first listing is for mixing tiny paint pots for aeromodelling.

The second is listed as stainless, but it doesn't look like it to me & also looks like it has a lot of nasty nooks & crannies for nasties to breed (also from the US if you're wiling to pay the freight).
 

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spoon, arm, stir.... done

(or pump, whirlpool/angled input, run pump...done)
 

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Fitz1118 said:
I'm after a stainless paint stirer you put in the end of a drill.
Don't do it.
The speed is too high, it will chop up the trub and make it harder and slower to settle, anything over 3m/s will do harm.
Just use a spoon or a paddle.
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The second link is for "cocktail stirrers", the third is advertised as "High Shear", great for homogenising samples - the exact opposite of what we would want in brewing.
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Stirrer in drill maybe for aeration of cool wort (not as good as oxygen) but I'd be loath to use for whirlpooling.

I use a chef's spoon and it takes about 1 min of vigorous straight spoon stirring to get a perfect whirlpool. Combined with kettle finings and time, it's plenty to get a nice cone and clear wort.
 

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Maybe he wants to paint the brew room?

Personally I use a wooden spoon for my mash in.
 

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Real men just use their hand.

I don't think SS is mandatory, for the brief time that the implement is in the hot wort, anything food grade would do, for example a four dollar stirring spoon from Go Lo.
 
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