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Old 12-02-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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Default White Lab Vials - Sterlized

I just purchase my 16 quart pressure cooker and decided to put those old saved White Lab vials to work again with some fresh yeast. So my thinking was to put the (30) or so vials in the cooker and sterilize them. I was surprised when I opened the lid to find my originally clear vials, completely turned white and opaque.

Has anyone else tried this and if so is there any down side from the change on opacity?

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Old 12-03-2013, 02:13 AM   #2
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This is what it looks like. They were completely clear before.


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Old 12-03-2013, 03:45 AM   #3
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I doubt that the soda preforms that White Labs uses are autoclavable. Sounds like you need some autoclavable jars.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:36 AM   #4
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same thing happened to me; ended up just buying autoclave-able tubes
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I wanted to do the same thing. Emailed White labs and got a reply saying they would melt in a pressure cooker. Never attempted it. The autoclavable tubes are cheap enough..
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Thanks for taking the time and effort to post a picture to the thread.
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I guess I'll send mine back to WL for a t-shirt or something...
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Wash them out, stick a little starsan in give a shake, in a few minutes you got sanitized tubes. sterilization is overkill. Of course after writing this I'll get my first infection in 14 years!
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Silly question but how did you remove the labels completely? I tried with hours in Oxiclean and I have a layer of glue that won't come off.
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I had to use Goo Gone. WD-40 might do the trick, too


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