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    question on sterilizing vials

    was just thinking, with all the garbage out there is it possible to sterilize a vial once you recieve it before breaking the seal or will that destroy the main ingredient? im talking about boiling the vial.

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    you mean.. sterilizing what is inside of it when it is already sealed?

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    boiling it with increase the pressure and it will explode, not a good idea if u have a multi-shot vial u can put a needle in the top and then boil it so the pressure doesnt change. if its single shot glass vials then forget it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gucks View Post
    boiling it with increase the pressure and it will explode, not a good idea
    Most vials have enough space in them to permit this. And if not, it doesn't explode. Somce of the oil just leaks out around the stopper.
    When I brew, I always autoclave the finished vials in a pressure canner. This is the best option. You can boil as well (tyndalize), but you need to repeat the process several times.

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    u autoclave? wow....

    and boiling oil shouldnt increase the pressure that much, its not water.

    tyndalize is the best option IMO, after a .22um filter and 2%ba

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    buy some emty 10ml steroi;e vials and some 0.2 whatman filter .

    draw all the 10ml of oil out of the vials ,add filter and filter into a frensh new vials ..

    bingo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonada8 View Post
    u autoclave? wow....
    It's just a pressure cooker/canner set at 15psi for 20-30 minutes. Safe and effective.

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