Sanitizing jars before sanitizing additives? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Sanitizing jars before sanitizing additives?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
TheFej
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Louisville, KY
Posts: 5



I have some brand new, never used glass mason jars that I just bought, one of which I will be using to put oak chips and bourbon in to soak for a few weeks before going into secondary on a stout that I will be brewing in the next week or so.

I'm not sanitizing any of my equipment yet because I am not brewing anything for at least several more days, otherwise I would just sanitize the jars along with everything else then.

My question is this: Should I sanitize these jars prior to adding the bourbon and oak chips, or will the bourbon sanitize the jars for me? Bear in mind that I will not be filling the jar completely with bourbon.

So should I just make up a small batch of sanitizer just for these jars? Should I just wait and sanitize along with my equipment and just not let the oak chips soak in the bourbon as long?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
E-Mursed
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Westland, MI
Posts: 881
Liked 112 Times on 65 Posts


Depending on the proof of your bourbon, you could probably just shake the chips and bourbon up inside the jar and be fine.

But the decision to use sanitizer or not, should not be a question of thrift economics.
A little sanitizer can save you ten fold in the cost of a batch of beer.

Don't be penny wise, but dollar dumb.
__________________
Schöne Blondine Brauerei
Closed-System Pressurized Fermentation - the future of homebrewing today...!!!

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci
"A set back is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently" - Henry Ford

TheFej Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
TheFej
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Louisville, KY
Posts: 5


Quote:
Originally Posted by E-Mursed View Post
Don't be penny wise, but dollar dumb.
Excellent advice! No reason to take the risk. Thanks E-Mursed.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sanitizing? GotMOAB Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-07-2009 12:39 AM
sanitizing additives yeastluvr Cider Forum 5 03-13-2009 06:46 PM
Sanitizing bmac4007 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 12-26-2008 11:13 PM
Sanitizing chemist308 Equipment/Sanitation 6 04-01-2008 03:30 PM
Sanitizing Baby Food Jars for Yeast Turkeyfoot Jr. General Techniques 9 07-27-2007 02:19 AM


Forum Jump