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Lees Stirrer - Stainless w/ Plastic Blades
WE590

Lees Stirrer - Stainless w/ Plastic Blades

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Description

Say goodbye to your days of picking up and shaking carboys.
 
Use the Lees Stirrer to quickly and easily degas wine, stir your lees back into suspension, or mix in additives. Attaches to a drill for fast, easy stirring. The blades fold down so you can easily insert it into a barrel or glass carboy. When you turn the drill on, the blades expand to create a powerful stirring action. We do not recommend using in a carboy that is topped full. (The stirrer displaces too much liquid and creates a vortex that will send wine out of the top.) In these cases a hollow racking cane works exceptionally well. 
 
Works with 3/8" or larger drills. Stirrer is around 22" long.
Item # WE590
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 1 LBS
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Better quality from reviews
Joseph D on Nov 4, 2019
I want to wirlpool at home
Ben H on Jan 10, 2019
Better quality from reviews
Joseph D on Nov 4, 2019
Degass kit wines.
Al P on Mar 30, 2019
I want to wirlpool at home
Ben H on Jan 10, 2019
Degassing wine.
Daniel M on Dec 31, 2018
For easy stirring in carboy
Mo P on Oct 10, 2018
To stir mead with a drill
Jonathan H on Sep 25, 2018
Degassing wine
Darren R on Aug 22, 2018
Primarily to dissolve honey in water for mead must without having to heat the honey.
Roman Y on Jun 26, 2018
Tired of the spoon
Michael T on Jun 12, 2018
aerate mead
David V on Mar 2, 2018
Degass kit wines.
Al P on Mar 30, 2019
Degassing wine.
Daniel M on Dec 31, 2018
Bought this for wine making, but I also make beer.

Can this be used to do the whirlpool at the end of the boil? Will it stand up to the heat?
Joe on Feb 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Don’t use this for the whirlpool after flameout when making beer. The plastic blades will deform into curves. I had to take my unit apart, Heat the blades and bend them back into shape.

Works great on cold/warm liquids.
Once attached to a drill and angled correctly, can this be used on stacked barrels?
Kari Mahe on Jan 23, 2019
Lees Stirrer - Stainless w/ Plastic Blades
Lees Stirrer - Stainless w/ Plastic Blades
Stainless Steel Lees Stirrer (For Drill)
Stainless Steel Lees Stirrer (For Drill)
BEST ANSWER: Not with the racks (7" 2 barrel) and cordless drill we use - I just tried it. We use both 60 and 30g barrels and there's not enough clearance to get the drill onto the stirrer inserted into the barrel.
What is the length?
Kari Mahe on Feb 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kari - The length is 24".
Reviews

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Good Mixer
Effective in mixing wine, especially for malolactic or for blending. I am experiencing occasional problems with the mixing blades locking up which causes difficulty in removing the stirrer from the carboys.
November 19, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
The only lees stirrer you need for small production
This is best lees stirrer I have ever used. I was gifted the larger "Stainless Steel Lees Stirrer (For Drill)" and used that for several years, only on half barrels. I purchased this because it fit into our carboys of topping wine, and I'll never use the other stirrer again. There's nothing wrong with the larger one, but this one is safer, easier to clean, and works in all our carboys, our Cornelius Keg and our half barrels.
November 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Works very well!
Works very well for stirring up the lees or mixing ingredients together prior to ferment. Fits in all my carboys.
October 24, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
This is a great tool, solid stainless steel rod! Just be careful at the end of primary fermentation, there’s a lot of co2 in solution, can you say Mentos experiment?
October 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great degasing tool
Degasing is important and not easy to do by hand. Using this tool in a cordless drill works great when degassing your wine in a carboy.
February 12, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great for mead
I use this for degassing mead during the earlier stages of fermentation. I don't know how much its effect is from degassing and how much is from a thorough mixing of the yeast into the must, but my fermentations have been 90% complete in very short times using this. (I have things set up to do this in an enclosed carboy, so it doesn't result in aeration of the must. If you set it up in a bucket, as is more common with mead, then it will also aerate the must, but I leery of doing that so far into the fermentation.)

With mead (don't know about wine), just be sure to start slowly with a few starts and stops. Otherwise, the mead can foam up so much that it may go over the top of your container.
May 6, 2015
Wish I bought this sooner
Previously I just used a bent hanger. This is a big improvement. Makes releasing CO2 a lot easier.
May 5, 2015
YOU'RE GONNA NEED THIS
I was shaking my wine before I used this just to see the difference. Man that is some work to shake 6 gallons of liquid. Besides that, I still had gasses in it and it wasn't mixed very well. I popped this thing in the carboy and in a matter of seconds the wine was degassed (I overdid it the first time watch out for bubble over) and mixed.

If you have a variable speed drill, which you NEED, start slow, otherwise you may end up with a big mess.
December 21, 2013
Essential for wine degassing
When it told me to degas for two minutes, I didn't realize it was going to be so much fun. I really enjoyed using this. got a little to anxious though. Turned the drill up to full power and ended up with a vortex volcano. Degas at low speed!! Then, once degassed it can be turned up for string.
November 29, 2013
Lee Stirrer for wine Batonnage'
This stirrer really works well, as it fits on the end of my cordless drill, and as it spins, make a small vortex in the 6.5 Gal Glass carboy, nicely integrating the fine lees.

Washes off easily and well worth the $29.00. You do need to leave a small head space in the bottle to accommodate for the swirling vortex...which rises about 1".

Philip Barone
October 13, 2013