Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Do you have to boil the bottel caps?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,817
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default Do you have to boil the bottel caps?

Can you sanitize them with san star? Or is the boiling a must do?

__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,805
Liked 2777 Times on 1661 Posts
Likes Given: 3489

Default

Very few folks these days boil their caps, the plastic gasket inside of modern caps would be ruined.

I soak mine in my favorite sanitizer. WHat I usually do is drop 54 caps into my vinator bowl since it is full of sanitizer on bottling day.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,817
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default

awesome man! I'd filling off the keg with a counter pressure filler and it will be so much easier to just soak them in san star for a few minutes.

Thanks for the prompt reply.

__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #4
TheCrackpot
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TheCrackpot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Findlay, OH
Posts: 136
Liked 18 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
Very few folks these days boil their caps, the plastic gasket inside of modern caps would be ruined.
I wonder if this explains some carbonation inconsistencies I've noticed in the past?

I'll never boil again!

I wish I had read this earlier.
__________________

Primary: Cherry Cyser
Kegged: Mosaic Amarillo IPA
Bottled: Galaxy Burst IPA, Pliny the Elder, Enjoy By Clone 2, Simcoe Double Sunshine, Mole Stout, HopSlam!, Floodwater Stout 1, Floodwater Stout 2

TheCrackpot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
SudsyPaul
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 360
Liked 47 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Dang!!! You just saved me a huge headache/screw-up!

__________________
SudsyPaul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #6
cluckk
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cluckk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,599
Liked 353 Times on 227 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

I use the oxygen absorbing caps, giving me one more reason not to boil. I simply soak them in star san or Iodophor. They do need to be sanitized, but boiling is not needed.

__________________
cluckk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
full 5 gal boil - recipe calls for 2.5 gal boil - hops ammounts? vthokie98 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-10-2012 09:40 PM
Calculating wort expansion along with pre and post boil boil volumes greggor General Techniques 4 10-23-2009 01:01 PM
Improvments to Amber Glow Apple cider wine bottel lable bfbf Label Display & Discussion 2 08-18-2009 09:59 PM
Old caps, and VERRY old caps sterling214 Bottling/Kegging 1 07-10-2008 07:01 PM
Boil the caps? Or sanitize? Slive Bottling/Kegging 20 02-20-2008 05:16 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS