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Old 02-12-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
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Do you need to sanitize flavored extracts (fruit extract or mint extract for example) when adding them to your beer right before bottling? If so what is the method of sanitzation? I read that boiling these extracts will ruin them, but I could not find any info on if they need to be sanitized or not.

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Most of the time, they do not need to be sanitized. They are pretty sanitary by themselves when they are packaged.

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I agree. I would suggest putting the package (I imagine a small vial with shrink wrap around the top, but I'm sure there are other extract configurations) into a little bowl of sanitizer and sanitizing your hands to keep the lip of the little vial nice and clean.

Otherwise pour the extract I to half a shot of vodka that is in a (previously sanitized) shot glass.

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