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OfflineNickster_154371
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How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet?
    #2338193 - 02/15/04 06:42 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I just mixed up a bunch of substrate and packed a bunch of jars with it, but im going out of town and wont be able to steam sterilize them for a few days. The substrate is a little moist. Will this affect future growth anyway, or am i fine waiting a few days before throwing them in the pot o' boilin' water? Thanks!


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Re: How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet? [Re: Nickster_154371]
    #2338264 - 02/15/04 07:07 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

its not a good idea to let unsterilized jars sit, because then contaminants consume the nutrients/energy in the substrate, and it also makes contamination after pressure cooking more likely and contamination after "steam sterilizing" almost unavoidable.


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Re: How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet? [Re: amyloid]
    #2338320 - 02/15/04 07:27 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Would freezing the jars be a good idea? So he doesn't have to waste the time/substrate already invested...


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Re: How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet? [Re: simplemachine]
    #2338338 - 02/15/04 07:35 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

just dont do it


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Re: How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet? [Re: mark2000]
    #2338353 - 02/15/04 07:39 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yes well if you hadn't noticed he already did and I was trying to help. Any suggestions?

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Re: How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet? [Re: Nickster_154371]
    #2338355 - 02/15/04 07:40 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I think you'd be better off sterilizing them now and just wait to inoculate.

If you have time to canvass the forum, you prolly have time to fire up the sterno.


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Re: How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet? [Re: Ben_Stein]
    #2338359 - 02/15/04 07:43 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

yeah true...

Well get on it man! What are you wating for?


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Re: How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet? [Re: simplemachine]
    #2339542 - 02/16/04 01:58 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Ok I made a big mistake (i think). I would of sterilized the jars tonight, but i wasnt going to be home. So I tried doing what Simplemachine said earier by throwing the jars in the freezer...just to let you all know, they freeze extremely fast! I threw them in there around 9ish, came home a little past 12 and they were solid! Thanks god I didnt put too much substrate (so i can shake them) or else it would of cracked the jars! I was thinking about steam sterilizing them after i took them out of the freezer, but i figured that would crack the jars. So instead, i filled a sink a few inches high w/ some warm water and threw them all in there to thaw them out overnight. I plan on sterilizing them first thing in the morning. Would the freezing them, and thawing them out have any effect on the substrate when i go to innoc and fruit it?


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Re: How long can pf jars last if you havent sterilized yet? [Re: Nickster_154371]
    #2339661 - 02/16/04 02:23 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I highly doubt it.


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