The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > can you boil magnetic stir bars?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
BK_BREWERY
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 82
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default can you boil magnetic stir bars?

i know heat destroy magnets, can you boil the PTFE magnetic stir bars?

making a starter and have everything but have been dropping stir bar in after cooling as to not expose to high heat, but someone told me you can just boil them too.

can you?

__________________
BK_BREWERY is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
conpewter
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
conpewter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: East Dundee, Illinois
Posts: 5,106
Liked 40 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I have boiled mine with no issues, though I usually use star-san on it instead.

__________________

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

Primary: Nothin
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash

conpewter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
nostalgia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port Murray, NJ
Posts: 2,397
Liked 58 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I always do.

-Joe

__________________
Man Skirt Brewing Co. Website Beer related hints, tips, calculators, links and other good stuff.
MSB Facebook Page Find out what I'm brewing or building! Project Benderator is in full swing.
Fisher Woodcraft wood turning
nostalgia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2009, 08:39 PM   #4
BK_BREWERY
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 82
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

well i did boil the bar after reading your replies and it worked when i put it on the stir plate, good enough for me! thanks!

__________________
BK_BREWERY is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2009, 12:57 PM   #5
fratermus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: 75081
Posts: 1,189
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I was reluctant to heat my bars, but my wife says at the pharmacy they've been autoclaving the same ones for years.

So now I just sterilize them in place in the flask with the pressure cooker. No apparent damage after a year. I would assume the heat has some negative impact and I'll have to replace them at some point.

fratermus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HTL Magnetic Stir Bar sjlammer DIY Projects 5 12-28-2013 03:54 PM
Used Magnetic Stir Bars jtbarclay Equipment/Sanitation 10 04-04-2009 04:00 AM
Magnetic Stir Plate GolgiApparatus Equipment/Sanitation 11 10-24-2008 03:06 AM
biy magnetic stir plate ronrad Equipment/Sanitation 1 05-14-2007 10:21 PM
My take on the magnetic stir plate John Beere Equipment/Sanitation 7 06-14-2006 09:23 PM