Hoping that I'm being paranoid, but need honest input. Thing is that I have small kids and don't get to brew much --- only when long-suffering wife gives the okay - so I'm brewing a big beer this Friday and decided to make a starter tonite.
All was going well until I went to pitch the WLP yeast into the flask --- I hadn't shaken it (!!!!) so most of the good stuff was on the bottom of the bottle and wouldn't budge. So, I quickly sanitized my beer thief to get some of the wort out of the flask in order to extract the yeast from the bottle and pitch. This would have been fine except that the thief wiped against our dish-drainer. I did dunk it back into the sanitizing solution for about 30 seconds or so (StarSan) before using it to extract and dump the wort into the WLP bottle --- not sure that was long enough to ensure it was sanitized again.