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#741 kaiserben

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:03 PM

I assume it's okay to re-use your vials? And, if so, how do you label them?

And also, I've now got some racks for my vials. I'm looking for a suitable box to house them. How about a little esky with some ice bricks alongside the racks of vials?

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:21 PM

I write on the lid so I can identify easily

Fine Re use, boil sanitiser, done

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:57 PM

i use small stickers on top to right on.. peel off when washing for vial re-use



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:59 PM

and if you have a frost free, certainly use ice bricks.. I dont use anything in the deep freezer though



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:56 AM

i use small stickers on top to right on..


Wow..that should obviously be 'write on'... Though perhaps the stickers are for encouragement like when you reward children, and I subconsciously meant that I say 'right on' to cheer on my yeast..

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

I number mine and track in google sheets with other inventory. I also made a recipe builder that deducts from inventory. Yes I like spreadsheets

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:28 PM

Hey Melbourites,

 

Started a yeast vial mini-BB thread if you want/need more vials:

 

http://aussiehomebre...vials-mini-buy/



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:35 PM

Probably a dumb question, but is there a difference between getting a stove top pressure cooker and an electrical pressure cooker? or does it not matter which one you use to boil the 50/50 glycerin/water mix in? 

 

Can't do the microwave method as i don't have one, currently i just boil my vials in a pot for 15 minutes to sterilize and store yeast in these with cooled boiled water in the fridge for future use, but want to get into freezing as they will last longer and seems more fun :)



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:40 PM

Doesn't matter stovetop or electric.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 01:52 PM

Doesn't matter stovetop or electric.

 

Thanks mate :)