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Stir Bar Tip
« on: June 12, 2013, 10:42:31 PM »
I have one of those telescopic mechanics magnets. $2 at any cheap tool place. Sanatize and fish out the stir bar. Easy peasy

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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 10:50:16 PM »
I just use a magnet taped to a piece of paper (so I don't lose it).  Then when I go to pour the yeast, I put the magnet on the bottom of the flask to keep the stir bar in the flask and pour away.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 11:31:57 PM »
I do the same with a magnet on the bottom.  If I needed to get the stir bar out without decanting, I would use the magnet to pull the stir bar up the side and out.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 05:23:19 AM »
I do the same with a magnet on the bottom.  If I needed to get the stir bar out without decanting, I would use the magnet to pull the stir bar up the side and out.

Same here - I have some rare earth magnets from an old hard drive laying around. Stick 'em to the kegerator when not in use.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 05:35:44 AM »
I always have some magnets around when pitching. A strong rare earth keeper magnet comes with the stir starter.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 05:52:48 AM »
I do the same with a magnet on the bottom.  If I needed to get the stir bar out without decanting, I would use the magnet to pull the stir bar up the side and out.

Same here - I have some rare earth magnets from an old hard drive laying around. Stick 'em to the kegerator when not in use.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 06:40:06 AM »
I do the magnet thing on the bottom of the flask also.  Learned my lesson when I dumped out a starter into the toilet.  I have a stir bar attached to the cast iron pipe somewhere inside the waste line.  Not fishing that one out.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 07:16:23 AM »
Huh? Why not?

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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 07:59:58 AM »
I feel like the only one without a stir plate...maybe that'll be the next upgrade.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 08:21:14 AM »
I feel like the only one without a stir plate...maybe that'll be the next upgrade.

nah, I don't have one either. I don't have flasks either. I use 1 qt mason jars or .5 gallon ones if I need a big starter
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 08:44:39 AM »
I just grab a magnet off the refrigerator and use it to pull the stir bar up the side of my gal. jug from the outside.  It's kinda like a stunt on a game show....
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 09:13:43 AM »
I feel like the only one without a stir plate...maybe that'll be the next upgrade.

nah, I don't have one either. I don't have flasks either. I use 1 qt mason jars or .5 gallon ones if I need a big starter
+1.  Same thing I use.
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 09:16:21 AM »
I do the same with a magnet on the bottom.  If I needed to get the stir bar out without decanting, I would use the magnet to pull the stir bar up the side and out.

Same here - I have some rare earth magnets from an old hard drive laying around. Stick 'em to the kegerator when not in use.
Same here :)
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 10:19:24 AM »
I feel like the only one without a stir plate...maybe that'll be the next upgrade.

nah, I don't have one either. I don't have flasks either. I use 1 qt mason jars or .5 gallon ones if I need a big starter

I use a 3.5L cookie jar from the Wal-Mart. Cost me $4.88 as opposed to the $25-$30 Pyrex flasks I kept breaking. That this has lasted me nearly a year now!
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Re: Stir Bar Tip
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2013, 05:43:13 PM »
I also have a strong magnet tie wrapped to my PVC drain trap on my sink. If I forget and dump down the sink it has caught the stir bar everytime.