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    #1022067 - 11/04/02 08:50 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I finally got all my supplies together and am planning on starting my first cakes tonight. My question is however, really what sterile precautions do I NEED to take? I've been reading this board and various teks and everyone seems to have a different opinion. My plan is to steam (no PC yet) the jars, and then innoculate by the oven and use a cigarette lighter to sterlize the needle between jars. Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Sterilization [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1022078 - 11/04/02 08:52 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

The oven tek is completely unnecessary with the PF Tek, all you need to do is make sure the needle is sterile.


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Re: Sterilization [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1022099 - 11/04/02 08:57 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks, how do you suggest I make the needle sterile? Will simply heating it with a lighter be sufficient?


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Re: Sterilization [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1022141 - 11/04/02 09:12 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Your original plan sounds fine. I don't use the oven tek either, just wear a bandana as a mask, and flame sterilize the needle between each jar. Squirt out a couple drops after flaming to cool the needle. Using a light is fine, make sure the needles gets red hot and don't worry about the soot. If you'd rather not have the soot though, use a thimble/metal bottle cap/ or something like that, fill with rubbing alcohol and light that. It makes a nice blue flame that doesn't leave soot, but like I said, the soot is harmless.


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Re: Sterilization [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1022203 - 11/04/02 09:32 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Before I built my flowhood I never used the oven tek.
I just sprayed the air with Lysol.
Make sure you don't have a draft running through your house.
Clean counters are a plus too.



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Re: Sterilization [Re: ChiefThunderbong]
    #1022246 - 11/04/02 09:48 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

If you don't like soot, you can use the butane lighters.


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