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Old 08-15-2009, 01:59 AM   #11
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I take a spare magnet and hold my stir cross on the side of the flask, so it's not directly on the flame. I know the flask should insulate it, but why take the chance.

I use the same magnet so I don't dump the stirrer into the carboy as well.

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Old 08-15-2009, 03:35 PM   #12
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With the magnet in trying to boil the wort, the magnet was boiling filling the flask with foam. It ran over a couple times, so I started over with out the magnet.

This was an electric stove.

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:20 PM   #13
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I had a stir bar go *bad*. It used to work, then it quit working. It wasn't thrown. On start-up it would make about 4 or 5 revolutions then just stop and vibrate in the center of the flask. Speed variations had no effect. I had another stir bar of same size and it works just fine in wort and in water. Somehow it's magnetic properties changed so I tossed it.

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I had a stir bar go *bad*. It used to work, then it quit working. It wasn't thrown. On start-up it would make about 4 or 5 revolutions then just stop and vibrate in the center of the flask. Speed variations had no effect. I had another stir bar of same size and it works just fine in wort and in water. Somehow it's magnetic properties changed so I tossed it.
I've got two stir bars that I'm certain have had their magnetic properties changed. One of them it seems like one end had it had its polarity reversed. I used to store them next to each other, but no longer. They still kind of work but I can't turn my plate up past 3 or they get thrown. These same bars in the same flasks I used to be able to crank up to 7-9 without being thrown
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