Stirring in a Glass Carboy

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gfrank07

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I'm interested to hear what some of you guys use you stir musts in glass carboys. I generally use carboys immediately for primary when I'm making wine from 100% juice. I've heard of people using chopsticks, but I'm sure there are some other clever household items used to get through the glass neck. Most interesting item wins!
 

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Ditto here.. Small end of the good ole paddle stirrer...
 

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4 large (6gal) batches I use my drill mounted degasser.
 

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Binford 3000




It works great :db
 
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A really BIG carboy !
 

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I never use a carboy for a primary. I will use the small end of my spoon for stirring the sparkeloid.
 

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I use the Fizz X drill mounted stirrer or the back end of the stirrer spoon.
 

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For those little bit bigger batches, I use one of these.

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I'm interested to hear what some of you guys use you stir musts in glass carboys. I generally use carboys immediately for primary when I'm making wine from 100% juice. I've heard of people using chopsticks, but I'm sure there are some other clever household items used to get through the glass neck. Most interesting item wins!
Drill-powered stirrer is best -- but at times part I have used a 5/8" x 3' dowel (after soaking it in sanitizer for a while). Just stuck it in and swirled it about for a while.
 

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The 2000 won't fit but the 3000 folds. :sm
 

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I use the small end of a stirring paddle that someone else posted a picture of for 3 gallon or larger carboys, but even the small end won't fit in a 1 gallon carboy, so I gently shake it usually.

Don't ever use a glass wine thief to stir, I learned that one the hard way yesterday.
 

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