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Old 09-21-2009, 01:10 AM   #1
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Default Soaking of sanitizing caps before bottling?

I'm about to bottle a batch of Coopers Wheat into glass bottles. Do I need to soak the caps or sanitize them? I've been using the PET bottles, but this batch is going into glass. Thanks in advance for anyones help.


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Old 09-21-2009, 01:28 AM   #2
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Yes, boil them or soak them in StarSan.


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Old 09-21-2009, 01:30 AM   #3
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NO need to boil just starsan. I used to put mine in a small bowl of star san and just grab them out and onto the bottles as needed. Fil 6 or so bottles, place caps on them, repeat. I boiled them my first couple bathes and the oxygen barriers on some would come loose from the cap.
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NO need to boil just starsan. I used to put mine in a small bowl of star san and just grab them out and onto the bottles as needed. Fil 6 or so bottles, place caps on them, repeat. I boiled them my first couple bathes and the oxygen barriers on some would come loose from the cap.
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it is easy to catch a bowl of sanitizer while you are cleaning everything else.
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is starsan the best sanitizer? I've been using bleach, but rinsing everything takes forever, and just letting everything sit takes so much time. Is starsan a no-rinse sanitizer? Does it effect the brew at all, and how long do things need to soak in it? Looks like I need to place another order.
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Star San is the best. It is a no rinse sanitizer and you don't need to soak items just get them wet for 30 seconds. Lots of us use a spray bottle to sanitize items. For buckets and carboys put a gallon or so of mixed Star San and give it a shake to get all surfaces wet.

Although you can mix it with tap water, if you use distilled water it will last for months. I buy a couple gallons of distilled and mix it right in the jug.
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Star San is the best. It is a no rinse sanitizer and you don't need to soak items just get them wet for 30 seconds. Lots of us use a spray bottle to sanitize items. For buckets and carboys put a gallon or so of mixed Star San and give it a shake to get all surfaces wet.

Although you can mix it with tap water, if you use distilled water it will last for months. I buy a couple gallons of distilled and mix it right in the jug.
+∞, Mix 6ml in a gallon of distilled. Use a syringe like you give medicine to kids with.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I was soaking in diluted bleach for a whole hour. Then rinsing is a pain in the butt. Goin to place my order right now. Thanks again.
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+∞, Mix 6ml in a gallon of distilled. Use a syringe like you give medicine to kids with.
Awesome idea to just put it right in the jug. Is there enough room in the jug to give a decent mixing shake?
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Awesome idea to just put it right in the jug. Is there enough room in the jug to give a decent mixing shake?
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