So 24 hours ago I made my first yeast starter, ever. I built a homemade stir plate.
Today I was feeling like a boss because of this and simply dumped the 2L flask into the 5gallon wort I spent all morning making.
OH NO MY STIR BAR IS NOW INSIDE OF MY WORT
I probably should have jumped on stackexchange to see whether or not I could just leave it in there for the primary fermentation, but I jumped in the shower again and scrubbed my right arm with tons of soap with very hot water, jumped out of the shower and plunged my arm into the bucket in search of the stir bar.
I found it, like a boss.
1) So did I just destroy my batch?
2) If I am noob enough to drop the stir bar into the 5-gallon container again, should I just let it sit for a week and recover it after primary fermentation, or should I get it out?
3) How big of a noob am I for a) losing the stir bar in the wort and b) reaching in their with my hand after pitching yeast ?