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Old 01-05-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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How do you clean/sterilize your Erlenmeyer flasks if you don't boil in them before using them for propogation?



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Old 01-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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Scrub with bottle brush in Oxyclean and then Starsan them before use.



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Old 01-05-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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Scrub with bottle brush in Oxyclean and then Starsan them before use.
Ok to just sanitize not sterilize??? I'm boiling everything else to sterilize.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #4
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Scrub with bottle brush in Oxyclean and then Starsan them before use.
That's what I do..but I use PBW instead of Oxiclean. Both work well at cleaning.
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clean by soaking with hot oxyclean. Rinse with hot water. Then put wort in them and boil it on the stove top. But if your not boiling wort then I guess star san would work. Or you could just boil a small amount of water and dump it out.

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I do the same I'd do for glassware in the lab: put a piece of foil over the top and bake it in the oven at 180°C for more than an hour.

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After the last use I scrub the gunk off with baby bottle brush, don't tell my wife, it is the only brush that reaches the right places as my son is 11 1/2months old so it has not hurt him yet!

Then dishwasher to really make them clean. For the 2L bottle I then use I starsan soak before adding canned wort and yeast. For my 1000ml flask it fits in the pressure cooker so I cook it with the foil on top and wort in it. As it is totally sterile I leave in on the counter over night before pitching the yeast stepped up in a baby food jar.

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These are amazing for cleaning Erlenmeyer's.


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