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Old 03-30-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Can I boil the bottle caps to sanitize? Or should I just throw them in the dishwasher? Or can I rinse them with StarSan solution?
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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If you have Sar-San, just soak or spray them.


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Old 03-31-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammy71
If you have Sar-San, just soak or spray them.
+1 Just give 'em a soak in Star-San.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:26 AM   #4
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Another vote
for just using Starsan.
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Star san is the bomb.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:36 AM   #6
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I used star San as well. I also have a question about this. I soaked the entire bag, about 60 caps, in the solution and only ended up using 49 of them. The others I just kind of dried off and put back in the bag. When I was going to bottle my next batch, I noticed that some had a small amount of rust on them. Are they still ok to use or should I just pitch them? I guess I will just count on the amount I need about 50 and sanitize them for next time.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:55 AM   #7
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I would not use caps with rust on them. I always put some in star san(less than I will need)then add a few as needed toward the end.
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I do an accurate count for what I know that I will use for caps, and then keep a coupe off to the side. If I need the extras, I just give them a quick shake in the Star-San for sanitation. Otherwise dry the ones you soaked really well with a soft towel.
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I don't have the option of starsan, so I boil them. No issues. I would never use a cap with any corrosion on it.
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I soak them in Star San....


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