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PF tek jar lids -- loose or tight?
    #661005 - 06/03/02 06:21 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I'm going to be using the pf tek with 1/2 pint wide mouth Ball jars. I was assuming that the lids should be screwed down tight prior to sterlization and kept that way, but then I read some posts/faqs about controlling the moisture in the jars during colonization and thought maybe they should not be tightened, but rather loose. I guess that would make sense since the tek says to put the rubber gasket side of the lids up instead of down on the jar lip which would prevent a good seal.

So which is it, tight or loose?


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Re: PF tek jar lids -- loose or tight? [Re: paranoid2]
    #661047 - 06/03/02 06:44 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

If you decide not to tighten down the lids remember to top the jars off with the plain dry vermiculite to ward off contams.


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Re: PF tek jar lids -- loose or tight? [Re: vatoloco]
    #661052 - 06/03/02 06:48 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Hey, thanks for the reply. I've since found and have been reading the posts about using filter discs. That seems like a great idea. I wonder if coffee filters would work?


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