Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Do you have to boil the bottel caps?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2010, 08:19 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, 08:21 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: 40,804
Liked 2751 Times on 1650 Posts
Likes Given: 3485

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, 08:23 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, 12:28 PM   #4
TheCrackpot
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TheCrackpot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Findlay, OH
Posts: 104
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 7

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: Bohemian Pilsner, Simcoe Double Sunshine
Bottled: Galaxy Burst IPA, Pliny the Elder, Enjoy By Clone, Mosaic Double Sunshine, Double Sunshine, Holy Moley IPA, Abner, Mole Stout,
Heady Topper, HopSlam!, Grateful Dead Guy, Amarillo Ale,

TheCrackpot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-10-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
SudsyPaul
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 354
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, 08:34 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 350 Times on 226 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 08:40 PM
Calculating wort expansion along with pre and post boil boil volumes greggor General Techniques 4 10-23-2009 12:01 PM
Improvments to Amber Glow Apple cider wine bottel lable bfbf Label Display & Discussion 2 08-18-2009 08:59 PM
Old caps, and VERRY old caps sterling214 Bottling/Kegging 1 07-10-2008 06:01 PM
Boil the caps? Or sanitize? Slive Bottling/Kegging 20 02-20-2008 04:16 PM