I'll never learn. Every time I make a starter on my stirplate, I manage to forget about that stirbar in the flask, and into the wort it goes. And there it sits today, all alone in the inky blackness of the stout I just brewed.
See you in a few weeks, my little magnetic friend!
I stick a rare earth magnet under the flask before I pitch. Since I always decant before pitching I get reminded when I see the stirbar start rolling out.
yeah, had that happen more than once, but given the fact that I brewi n steel, I just leave the bar in place until I'm all done. Seems to leave the bar no worse for wear at least.
I keep an extra HDD magnet with my yeast stuff. I simply capture it from the outside before I pitch. Once I pitched the bar and used the same HDD magnet to 'drag' the bar out. You usually do it just once.... I suggest buying an extra stirbar. Wait that's good advice... I think I'll do the same too.