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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2012, 06:09:31 PM »
i take my mash pH samples with them.

While on this topic. I take mash and wort pH samples with a 12 ml glas vial attached to a bare copper wire.

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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2012, 07:24:56 PM »
So how does WL sanitize the vials for yeast? Dry heat??

I think they come sterile out of the manufacturing process. I doubt there is much that can live in hot plastic.

UV is an option too.

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Nothing comes out sterile out of anything. AFAIK gamma-radiation is what's used for all non-autoclavable plasticware in any industry that needs sterile plastic. Wouldn't be surprised if that's the case. Or maybe they do use UV... I installed a UV lamp in my home lab and left open petri dishes under it... They remained sterile and microbe free.
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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2012, 12:14:37 PM »
From the fine print on Whitelabs.com Customer Club site:

"Club Members can only redeem vials twice per year."

Anyone know what this means?  Can we only send in two redemption forms per year?  Or, are we limited to receiving two coupons for free vials per year?  Thanks,

It probably means you can only send in vials twice per year.
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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2012, 12:16:41 PM »
The LHBS collected the 5000 vials and had Chris White come out for a day.

My LHBS just hit the mark. We are working it out now. Fun fun fun!!!
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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2012, 12:25:40 PM »
The LHBS collected the 5000 vials and had Chris White come out for a day.

My LHBS just hit the mark. We are working it out now. Fun fun fun!!!

That's awesome!!!!!
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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2012, 09:23:32 PM »
I have used them as flasks to hold 7.01pH and 4pH solutions individually, to calibrate my pH meter, and then cap for future use.  They are wide enough to accept both the electrode and temp probe, while using less fluid than a flask.  Might not do so anymore, since I have a new benchtop model coming from Valley Vintner.  I use the meter for wine, and ColorpHast strips for beer.

I definitely will use some for salad dressing to take to work.

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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2012, 04:45:12 AM »
I have used them as flasks to hold 7.01pH and 4pH solutions individually, to calibrate my pH meter, and then cap for future use.
That is an awesome idea. I will have to do that! Bravo :)
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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2012, 08:22:51 AM »
I use them for paint samples. Have you ever had to paint over a small wall patch or a real dirty spot.
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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2013, 09:31:14 AM »
reviving and old post -
As for getting the glue off, my wife has come GooGone in the laundry room for gum, sticky stuff etc... takes the glue residue right off.
Then, I'm using the vials for tap handles.

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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2013, 11:00:54 AM »
Christmas lights.  And also as my first tap handle. 

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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2014, 08:50:03 AM »
reviving and old post (again)

I too had pondered the possible uses for these things for years. 

+1 on the WD40.

I finally decided to build a rack for them. 

I'm planning on storing small brewing stuff (gypsum, whirlfloc, campden tablets... stuff like that).

Their new packaging sounds awesome, but I'll be sad to see these things go.


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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2014, 12:44:08 PM »
I made a "cooling " vessel out of mine to check PH.


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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2014, 03:16:58 PM »
Sweet.

I may make one of those myself.

Looks like a good spot for an adhesive thermometer.




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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2014, 08:40:02 PM »
I made a "cooling " vessel out of mine to check PH.

I love it!
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Re: White Labs vials?
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2014, 10:41:34 PM »
I made a "cooling " vessel out of mine to check PH.


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Brilliant and simple.