Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Sterilising Jars and such.

This is very easy to do, and there are three main methods to choose from:

Hot Dry Method: Bake your jars in a low oven (130 C) for 20 mins or so.

Hot Wet Method: Boil your jars for 10 mins.

Cold Wet Method: Make up a sterilising solution of 1 heaped teaspoon of sodium metabisulphate, and 1 heaped teaspoon of citric acid, to 1 pint of tepid water. Immerse your jars for 2o mins, trying not to breathe in the fumes, which will make you cough like a raddled smoker. Rinse after, with tap water.

Sodium metabisulphate and citric acid are both available from home brew shops.

Best wishes, 2ndRateMind.

If you're in Bristol, this small but far from insignificant shop is well worth a visit, and not just for home-brew supplies:


No comments:

Post a Comment