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Old 01-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Can you sanitize your caps in c brite or do you have to soak in vodka? What's the best way to do it?



 
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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I use Starsan.



 
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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Starsan, bleach solution, 180F + water, iodophor, some use one step (but there is debate whether it is a sanitizer) tho' I've used one step for years
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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I dunk my o2 barrier caps in starsan right before placing them on the bottles. works fine without soaking them so long the o2 barrier gets activated in the sanitizer. At least,to my thinking & experiences. No infestions either.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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Sometimes I sanitize them.. sometimes I don't. O2 caps are effected by acid based sanitizers and moisture. As soon as they get "wet" they get used up.. making them pointless as o2 caps.

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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I dunk my o2 barrier caps in starsan right before placing them on the bottles. works fine without soaking them so long the o2 barrier gets activated in the sanitizer. At least,to my thinking & experiences. No infestions either.
This is what I do as well.

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
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The o2 barrier def won't get used up that fast. They're designed to work long enough for co2 to build up in the head space. & just dunking them real quick won't instantly nutralize the effect. Me,revvy,& a few others had this conversation some months ago in the santitation furum.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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Previous post, in pertinent part.

 
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #9
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Right out of the bag and onto my bottles.
You might call this bad practice but ZERO infections my entire 2+ years of brewing.

I think I read somewhere on here that not even the big brewerys sanatize their bottlecaps.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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Right out of the bag and onto my bottles.
You might call this bad practice but ZERO infections my entire 2+ years of brewing.

I think I read somewhere on here that not even the big brewerys sanatize their bottlecaps.
This, although only one year experience (this weekend!) I have bottled almost 200 gallons of home brew


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