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Old 12-19-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Does anyone know, are white labs vials autoclavable? I would imagine that they are, but am not sure. I would like to save the empties for future yeast storage. I was hoping to also pull some yeast off the cake and replace what was in the vial to use next time.


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Old 12-19-2009, 09:33 AM   #2
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I just soak mine in StarSan.

I fill anywhere from 3-5 vials from each batch for reuse later.


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they must be since there used in the first place for sterile storage.
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Why not send them an e-mail or call them, I am sure they would tell you.
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they must be since there used in the first place for sterile storage.
Not true. There are lots of means of sterilization, autoclaving is just one.
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I seriously doubt that they're autoclavable. They're just the blanks for making 2 liter soda bottles.
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I seriously doubt that they're autoclavable. They're just the blanks for making 2 liter soda bottles.
I am not sure which vials you are talking about. The ones I get are glass.
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I have never seen the glass ones, all mine are plastic,but I use them to stroe part of the yeast cake all the time and they work well.
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I just soak mine in StarSan.

I fill anywhere from 3-5 vials from each batch for reuse later.
Do you just scoop right of the yeast cake or do you wash the yeast first? I was thinking about just scooping off the cake with a sanitized spoon or dunking the vial right in after sanitizing it.

I am guessing you just store in refridge. Do you add any boiled water? Or wort?
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I am not sure which vials you are talking about. The ones I get are glass.
Glass? What kind of yeast do you buy?


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