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Old 02-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Thread title pretty much says it all. I don't know the Curie temperature of my Stirbar but I know that heat degausses magnets. I was wondering if I could boil my Stirbar to sanitize it or if I should just stick with StarSan?

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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I boil mine and don't have any problems.
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- S/S mash paddle, PEX manifold

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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You have a magnet on your stir plate.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jmf143 View Post
You have a magnet on your stir plate.
yep. the stir bar could technically be a nail or screw....

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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The PTFE-coated stir bars (that are most common) are meant to be used in a lab, on a stirred hot plate. They're fine in boiling water.

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Old 02-15-2013, 04:49 PM   #6
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I have been boiling mine with my starters for several years.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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Yup, unless you have a high-power neodymium, but even then you'll just reduce the power. It'll still be stronger than a standard stir bar even after boiling. Just make sure it's coated in PTFE (teflon).
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