I recently made a DIY stir plate from a usb fan
. I tested it last night with water and pepper to make sure it would work well and hold up to a night of work. Everything worked perfectly.
So tonight I start boiling the wort for my starter, sanitize my jar, get everything all ready to go. Except ... where's my stir bar? After countless warnings on here not to pitch your bar into the primary, I swear I made sure to strain the stir bar when I dumped the pepper water earlier. But lo and behold, what do I spy with my little eye wedged into my garbage disposal -- stir bar.
It would be be one thing if it was just sitting there and I could pluck it out. But noooo, I had to use the disposal for some scraps from dinner, and now the stir bar is more snug than a bug in a rug.
Oh well, I guess there is plenty of shaking in my future.