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Old 01-06-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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Blech. I've always just rinsed the in hot water. No need to introduce detergent. It will likely leach into your beer. You can use star San or one step if you really want but as long as you rinse them good and air dry they should be fine. They get sanitized in the next boil anyways


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Old 01-06-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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If I am using them in the boil I just rinse real good with warm water. If I am dry hopping with them I boil them first to make sure they are sterilized. That way if there is any gunk it will kill anything on it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
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Always rinse them out real good after you use them though.
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I just rinse really well after use.
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I rinse them well in hot water then before use in dryhop I soak in Purisan, if used in boil I don't worry about it.
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I empty & rinse them. Then boil in a small saucepan for 10-15 minutes. Then place them in a small tupperware container & cover with PBW,sealing it with the lid. Let sit for a week or so to soak the stains out. Rinse,wring out,& hang to dry before storage.
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Well I guess I will be the oddball here. I kind of rinse them out then let them dry and then shake the rest out on the kitchen floor.....My wife is a little less than impressed with my methods


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