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Re: Oxygen scavenging bottle caps - worth it?
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2021, 10:26:19 PM »
Bottle caps are skanky looking.  I don’t know whats touched or crawled on them.
Rumor has it they get around, so I use star-san protection.

I can honestly say I have never used a "skanky" bottle cap.  ??? If I saw one it would get pitched.

I have only ever seen the come sealed. If yer diggin 'em out of a communal bin with boody pickin' fingers - yeah. Then I see your point.  ;D


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Re: Oxygen scavenging bottle caps - worth it?
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2021, 10:54:42 PM »
Bottle caps are skanky looking.  I don’t know whats touched or crawled on them.
Rumor has it they get around, so I use star-san protection.

I can honestly say I have never used a "skanky" bottle cap.  ??? If I saw one it would get pitched.

I have only ever seen the come sealed. If yer diggin 'em out of a communal bin with boody pickin' fingers - yeah. Then I see your point.  ;D
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Re: Oxygen scavenging bottle caps - worth it?
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2021, 03:19:16 PM »
Thanks all for the input here - much appreciated. It sounds like there's some consensus that using them if kind of a "they may provide some benefit so why not given there is no or little additional cost" while we may be a little sparse on the actual empirical proof of efficacy. Certainly there are other things I do at points in my beer generating process that are more for insurance than because I probably absolutely need to. I'm comfortable with that.
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Re: Oxygen scavenging bottle caps - worth it?
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2021, 04:34:54 PM »
I guess the point I was making about the sanitizer if if you are going to sanitize the caps do it as soon as you cap them. It seems like letting the sit in sanitizer defeats the purpose.

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Re: Oxygen scavenging bottle caps - worth it?
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2021, 05:00:55 PM »
I guess the point I was making about the sanitizer if if you are going to sanitize the caps do it as soon as you cap them. It seems like letting the sit in sanitizer defeats the purpose.
Point taken - I would sanitize last minute.
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Re: Oxygen scavenging bottle caps - worth it?
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2021, 05:01:23 PM »
I guess the point I was making about the sanitizer if if you are going to sanitize the caps do it as soon as you cap them. It seems like letting the sit in sanitizer defeats the purpose.
Point taken - I would sanitize last minute.

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