Using PET bottles for long term storage of wort - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Using PET bottles for long term storage of wort

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-26-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
koomber
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Aberdeen
Posts: 155
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I managed to get a few 1 Litre Pet Bottles, formerly from a Biology lab (they were used to store water). I was wondering does anyone know of a good way to santise these for storage of wort.

I was hoping to use them to make up a couple of litres of wort and then freeze/refridgerate it and defrost and use for a starter. My biggest concern is sterilizing it. I have access to fairly horrific amounts of isopropyl and starsan. Would one of these or an alternative be the best way to sanizise the bottle effectively?
__________________
*** EvilTOJ_ changed topic to <koomber> Bodka. Mae from 100% geniuine dylexic potatos

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
Malticulous
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
St. George Utah
Posts: 4,143
Liked 72 Times on 57 Posts


Why not just boil the wort before making the starter? I have some right out of the mash tun froze in a food saver bag.
__________________
Everything is better with a beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
Catt22
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 70 Times on 63 Posts


IIRC, boiling wort won't sterilize it and you would be running a risk with anything less than pressure canning. The risk is probably very small, but the stakes are very high. Just an FYI as I am not an expert on this or any other subject. Google botulism for some frightening information.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 03:06 PM   #4
Malticulous
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
St. George Utah
Posts: 4,143
Liked 72 Times on 57 Posts


I've never sterilized anything. Boiling may not kill botulism spores but it does destroy it's toxin. Freezing the wort limits any growth to about none anyway, as does the pH of fermenting wort.
__________________
Everything is better with a beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
Jawbox0
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Debary, Florida
Posts: 462
Liked 26 Times on 22 Posts


The easiest thing, in my opinion, is to invest in a box of quart freezer bags. They're easy to use, cheap, and disposable. Also, as other say freezing them will keep the nasties from reproducing.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long Term Costs of Maintaining Fermentation Temps Chefkeith Equipment/Sanitation 7 12-28-2010 04:46 PM
Bottles soak in one-step too long? pktshc Equipment/Sanitation 8 04-19-2008 02:54 PM
How long do you dry your bottles? jries Equipment/Sanitation 4 11-23-2007 06:40 PM
Fermentation and Long term Storage. olllllo Equipment/Sanitation 5 06-08-2007 04:31 PM
How long will bottles stay sterile? EricK The Red Equipment/Sanitation 2 09-18-2006 01:36 PM


Forum Jump