I have some brand new, never used glass mason jars that I just bought, one of which I will be using to put oak chips and bourbon in to soak for a few weeks before going into secondary on a stout that I will be brewing in the next week or so.
I'm not sanitizing any of my equipment yet because I am not brewing anything for at least several more days, otherwise I would just sanitize the jars along with everything else then.
My question is this: Should I sanitize these jars prior to adding the bourbon and oak chips, or will the bourbon sanitize the jars for me? Bear in mind that I will not be filling the jar completely with bourbon.
So should I just make up a small batch of sanitizer just for these jars? Should I just wait and sanitize along with my equipment and just not let the oak chips soak in the bourbon as long?