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Old 01-10-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default Do you have to boil the bottel caps?

Can you sanitize them with san star? Or is the boiling a must do?


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Old 01-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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Very few folks these days boil their caps, the plastic gasket inside of modern caps would be ruined.

I soak mine in my favorite sanitizer. WHat I usually do is drop 54 caps into my vinator bowl since it is full of sanitizer on bottling day.


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awesome man! I'd filling off the keg with a counter pressure filler and it will be so much easier to just soak them in san star for a few minutes.

Thanks for the prompt reply.
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Very few folks these days boil their caps, the plastic gasket inside of modern caps would be ruined.
I wonder if this explains some carbonation inconsistencies I've noticed in the past?

I'll never boil again!

I wish I had read this earlier.
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Dang!!! You just saved me a huge headache/screw-up!
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I use the oxygen absorbing caps, giving me one more reason not to boil. I simply soak them in star san or Iodophor. They do need to be sanitized, but boiling is not needed.


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