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Old 10-19-2006, 02:17 AM   #21
Aug 2006
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Stove-top steam pressure autoclaves (they look like pressure cookers for canning) are inexpensive. However, they are tedious to use and they have a relatively small capacity. They will also destroy many plastic objects along with the sundry bacteria, molds, yeasts, etc. And they are not really practical for carboys.

Where they might come in handy is if you want to culture you own yeast under much better conditions than the simple washing and storing methods that most people use. You could really get those test tubes sterile before inoculating them with your yeast cultures.

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Old 10-19-2006, 09:00 PM   #22
Sep 2006
Refugee from MA in NH
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I fill my CLEAN 6.5gal carboy with a mixture of c-brite & hot water, let sit to sanitize.

This then drains via auto-siphon into the bottling bucket sanitizing all of my small items, (funnel, strainer, spoon, airlocks, bungs, etc).

That drains into my small 5gal carboy sanitizing that.

Airlocks go in place to preserve sanitation until needed.

Brew, add wort to 6.5gal carboy, pitch, ferment, xfer to pre-sanitized secondary, etc...
Primaries - Refugee Ale , "Hop Soup" Imperial IPA (doing my best to help create the Hop shortage!
Bottled & drinking - Sleeman Steam Clone, 9 Popped Cherries Ale, Hard lemonade, Refugee Ale ( my Ipswich Ale Clone) Basic Cider v.3, Anchor Steam clone, and a wee bit of mead

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Old 10-20-2006, 01:26 AM   #23
Mar 2006
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I use the one step method after each use then after it drys I seal it with plastic wrap. Then on brew day I pull the top rack out of my dish washer so it will fit and run it through the rinse and dry cycle. Its the first thing I start when I brew. That way when Iam ready it has cooled enough to use. Works for me!

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