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Sterilizing with a stock pot?
    #11360603 - 11/01/09 01:14 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I've read about it, but exactly how reliable is it?  Has anyone tried it themselves?  Any contams?  If so, x/x jars were contaminated?  Any other helpful advice in terms of using a stockpot to sterilize?  Thanks!

Yes, I used the search button.  I just want some clarification from people who've actually used the method.  :laugh:


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Re: Sterilizing with a stock pot? [Re: Sinoc]
    #11360607 - 11/01/09 01:16 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Done it before with 0 Contams. Just do it for 90 minutes and make sure the lid fits tight.


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Re: Sterilizing with a stock pot? [Re: audiophoenix]
    #11360611 - 11/01/09 01:19 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

How much water should I put in?  I was thinking like 2 inches past the bottom of the jar, but it's better to ask and get it right.


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Re: Sterilizing with a stock pot? [Re: Sinoc]
    #11360643 - 11/01/09 01:35 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Also, I apologize for the threads I'm making/am about to make in the near future.  I'm always extra careful about everything I do, to make sure I get the most out of what I'm doing.  <3


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Re: Sterilizing with a stock pot? [Re: Sinoc]
    #11361116 - 11/01/09 08:02 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I got a 6 quart PC from bed bath beyond for 20 bucks brand new. Fits 7 1/2 pint jars at a time, works great.


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Re: Sterilizing with a stock pot? [Re: Sinoc]
    #11361205 - 11/01/09 08:50 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Sinoc said:
How much water should I put in?  I was thinking like 2 inches past the bottom of the jar, but it's better to ask and get it right.




You want your jars about a third submerged in the water.  Make sure there's a towel or an elevated rack between your jars and the bottom of the pot (the stove burner can cook the jars too much).  Make sure you tape your inoculation holes and cover the lids with foil in order to keep your contam. barrier dry.  Steam them for 90 minutes, as mentioned before, and wait six or seven hours for the jars to cool.  Remove foil and tape and inoculate.

This method works pretty well, but in the future you should invest in a PC, much faster and reliable and will allow you to work with grain jars, sterilize tools, syringes, etc.  A great tool of the hobby, in other words.


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Re: Sterilizing with a stock pot? [Re: MLBjammer]
    #11361534 - 11/01/09 11:03 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Use a boiling pot/kettle, not a crock pot.(perhaps that's what you meant by stock pot?)  Crock pots barely heat to boiling when placed on high.  You want a rapid boil because it's the steam that sterilizes, not the water.  You want the jars on a rack so they're elevated totally out of the water.  This prevents the water from splashing up and getting under the foil and into the jars.  Use 90 minutes after the time steam begins to escape from under the lid.
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Re: Sterilizing with a stock pot? [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #11361880 - 11/01/09 12:41 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I've always used a tamale steamer with success.


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