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Old 02-06-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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just wondering if using iodophor is good for sanitizing bottle caps and the siphoning unit,
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:12 AM   #3
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as long as you are not alergic to IODINE!!!

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Old 02-06-2008, 02:08 AM   #4
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I don't use any sanitizer for my bottle caps. I just boil them for 10 minutes or so...

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Old 02-06-2008, 06:29 PM   #5
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I don't use any sanitizer for my bottle caps. I just boil them for 10 minutes or so...
That doesnt melt the seals inside the caps?
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #6
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boiling can indeed damage the seals on certain caps. a simple soak in no-rinse sanitizer is all you need.

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I'm with Bulls Beer on this one. I have always boiled my caps for at least 10 minutes, then let them sit in the hot water until needed. I have had more problems with bottle breakage, than a cap seal issue. And I can count my bottle problem on one hand.

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I too use iodophor to sanitize caps. To me, it's an easy, fool proof method that takes less time than boiling and waiting for the caps to cool.

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I put my caps in a quality zip lock bag 1/2 full of a Star San solution. I then seal and shake well. I leave them in the solution while I bottle taking a few out at a time.

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I rinse them off and then put them in a cereal bowl with starsan during bottling.

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