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OfflineMattyFresh67
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microwave sterilization
    #475386 - 11/30/01 11:28 PM (15 years, 3 months ago)

I heard somewhere that you can sterilize jars using a microwave. Is this true?


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Re: microwave sterilization [Re: MattyFresh67]
    #475652 - 12/01/01 04:06 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

no.
you can sterilize the substate for the casing, but jars still need to be sterilized in the pc


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Re: microwave sterilization [Re: lemming]
    #475709 - 12/01/01 05:08 AM (15 years, 3 months ago)

just got done microwaving the substrate for my casing tonight. I'm using a 100% damp verm. casing. Nobody told me it takes like 30mins for the stuff to cool down after only 2-3 mins in the microwave.


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Re: microwave sterilization [Re: MattyFresh67]
    #476003 - 12/01/01 01:31 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

People on the Shroomery have tried sterilizing their jars in a microwave before, but I don't think anyone's had good results yet. The microwaved jars usually get contaminated, unfortunately. Try buying a big cooking pot and boiling the jars up for 2 or 3 hours on a medium heat if you can't get hold of a pressure cooker.


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Re: microwave sterilization [Re: Stormdamage]
    #476027 - 12/01/01 02:02 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

You could always steal a pressure cooker from Wal Mart, as per "the Wal Mart pressure cooker scam"


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Re: microwave sterilization [Re: Stormdamage]
    #476044 - 12/01/01 02:15 PM (15 years, 2 months ago)

I have actually had good results with a mircowave. Well, good as in no contams. I only did three jars in this fashion and the entire routine seemed akward, but that probably because it was my first try ever, and I wasn't really sure of what the substrate was supposed to look like anyway. A pressure cooker is definitly the way to go.


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Re: microwave sterilization [Re: MattyFresh67]
    #10474047 - 06/08/09 11:36 PM (7 years, 8 months ago)

An update with links for those who stumbled upon this post (like me) :

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3890/is_199905/ai_n8840314/

http://www.physorg.com/news88699890.html


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