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Offlinecheech101
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steam sterilizing question
    #2704140 - 05/20/04 02:34 AM (14 years, 7 days ago)

When I go back to school I am going to be moving in with new roommates. Instead of using the stove to sterilize jars (in which case they would know what I am doing) I want to try using a crock pot to steam sterilize my jars, this way I can sterilize them in my room without anyone knowing. My problem is the crock pot that I am going to be using only has a high and a low setting, and when I used the stove before I had it set on medium-low when sterilizing. I was wondering if the temperature was higher if that would cook my jars and if it was too low not kill all of the bacteria. I think it would still work because i remember learning that water boils at a specific temperature and all excess heat goes towards evaporation, but Ive never tried to sterilize my jars at a low or high setting on the stove so I wouldnt know if it would work. Would the substrate still get sterilized as long as the water is boiling???

thanks in advance,
cheech

ps - I have allready asked my roommates if they care that I grow in our new place and they said they didnt. I plan on telling them that I am not going to do it anymore so noone lets anything slip when they are drunk or talking stupid.


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Re: steam sterilizing question [Re: cheech101]
    #2704202 - 05/20/04 02:48 AM (14 years, 7 days ago)

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I was wondering if the temperature was higher if that would cook my jars and if it was too low not kill all of the bacteria.




Yes, there are too low and too high a temperature. But boiling water will not burn your jars.

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Would the substrate still get sterilized as long as the water is boiling???




Yes and no. Sometimes bacterial endospores are lefte behind even above temperatures of boiling water. Fractional sterilization is your best bet if you do not have a PC. Some can do it fine boiling. Better safe than sorry.

Edit: Whoa, got ahead of myself there. Didn't even answer the quotes...

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Edited by ATWAR (05/20/04 02:53 AM)


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