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Old 10-30-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
Oct 2009
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I cleaned and sterilized all my equipment and my bottlecaps .
I should have waited to do the bottlecaps i think. Anyway , I put the caps in a freezerbag thinking it will keep them sterile through my fermenting. Was that a good idea??

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Old 10-30-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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You're going to need to sterilize things on bottling day anyway, I'd suggest you just re-sterilize them then. You never know what is living in that freezerbag

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Old 10-30-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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The may rust if you put them in the bag wet.
I had some leftover caps rust that I didn't dry enough.

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Old 10-30-2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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A little vodka in a bowl right before bottling is all you need.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
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Better than vodka is starsan.

For ethanol to be a proper sanitizer it needs to be around 80% not 40% like vodka.

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Old 10-31-2009, 12:03 AM   #6
Oct 2009
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once bottlecaps start to rust, are they no longer usable?
Donated all of my gear to my Paduan Learner before recent move to West Coast. Now I get to buy all new stuff, but I certainly don't have anything brewing right now!

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Old 10-31-2009, 12:32 AM   #7
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If it rusts around the gasket it will leak and the beer will not carb. Not worth taking the chance using rusted ones vs the price of caps.

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