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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Pressure Cooker

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Offlinebent
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Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months.....
    #2259171 - 01/21/04 10:16 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I got a shitload of jars that I'm going to clean out today, I planned on just having a bucket of very soapy water, a rubbermaid full of bleach and just a garbage bag to do this project.
I'll just scrape the very old contams out into the bag wash throughouly in soapy bucket leave to soak in 1:10 bleach solution. how long of a soak in the bleach do you guys think would be sufficient, i don't want to have too much of a residue to wash off after the soak. THANKS!


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: bent]
    #2259188 - 01/21/04 10:34 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

afoaf had the same problem, first a warning: DO NOT open any jars in the house!!! you do not want mold spores everywhere runing future grows. If you must open them in the house do so by holding the jars submerged in a bucket of bleach water and opening. Personally, I would inject bleach into each jar to kill off some of the mold. I would then freeze the jars and take outside. Open then slide everything into the bag while trying not to breathe in any of the contams. Soak jars ina bleach solution for a few hours, then its into the dishwahser for my foaf. After that he wipes the jars again with an alcohol solution.


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: jba6511]
    #2259345 - 01/21/04 12:07 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Great advice about not opening those jars inside. :smile:

It's a real pain to disinfect contaminated jars.
I switched to bags, if I get a contam I just check the whole bag.


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: shroomstruck]
    #2259353 - 01/21/04 12:14 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i;ve heard that if contams are discovered, the infected jars should be pressure cooked at 15 psi for 1hr 15min.


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: Satori1]
    #2259363 - 01/21/04 12:20 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

there are alot of options...Lye, Muratic acid, Alcohol, bleach...they all work but stick with common ones...PCing isnt nescesary, it's going to get that any way when you sterilize them before innoculation...it's not a bad idea though, it will do the trick...


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: bent]
    #2259403 - 01/21/04 12:41 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Jars are cheap. Toss them don't mess with them at all.


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: MicronMagick]
    #2259650 - 01/21/04 02:04 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

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MicronMagick said:
Jars are cheap. Toss them don't mess with them at all.




see jars are cheap, ya but i wanna bulk up on spawn so even if i got new jars, i would still be using these, as i dont see a reason to throw away 100 dollars worth of jars that can hold like 50 qts of spawn, thats an extra 50 qts of spawn on hand that i could have man, why waste materials?

someone mentioned lye, would cleaning with that be any better than bleach?


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: bent]
    #2259687 - 01/21/04 02:16 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Wash them, bleach them, then put them in the oven on 300 F for an hour. Much easier than PCing. If you still have your PC manual there should be directions for sterilizing jars that have had contams. It's common. If you were canning beets and 6-9 months down the road you open one and it's funky, you wouldn't throw out the jar, would you?


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: bent]
    #2259752 - 01/21/04 02:32 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

some ppl on these boards are so paranoid of contams its silly....use common sense and you'll be fine.....go outside dump the jars out there rinse em out outside with water from a hose if you can, let em sit with bleach water for a day or so then dish wash or hand wash whatever you have access too

throwing out jars because of a contam is the silliest thing I've ever heard


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: bent]
    #2259831 - 01/21/04 02:52 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

yea, i've held some nasty, nasty jars that were contaminated. I just turned on my bathroom fan and dumped them in the toilet. Then i sprayed the bathroom down with lysol before i left. As for cleaning my jars, i just rinsed with warm water and anti-bacterial soap then refilled them and pc'd em. After 11 days not a single jar is contaminated. I do suppose cakes would be harder to flush, but i dunno, i don't like taking these jars outside its too shady. but i wouldn't worry about reusing the contaminated jars as long as you've got a pressure cooker.


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Re: Cleaning jars that held contams for 2 months..... [Re: ]
    #2260009 - 01/21/04 03:56 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

i'm scared of breathing in some harmful spores from mold and what not. i think its pretty easy to put some contaminated jars in the PC and sterilize. then you know for sure everything is killed. i think throwing away the actual jars is just overkill. if you empty the contents outside(which i've done) i noticed dust (which was probably mold spores) escaping.


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