From the HBD Archive
From: hplabs!utah-cs!!raven!rcd (Dick Dunn)
Subject: a note on sterilizing bottles
Date: 1988-12-31 06:29:25 GMT

out of a recent brewsletter...
> > When I prepare to bottle, I put my cleaned bottles in my oven and
> > bake them at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, then let them cool overnight.

Don't do this. Although a temperature of 300 F may not seem too high,
remember that there are going to be spots in the oven which will be
much hotter for short intervals. Heating beer bottles (which, after all,
aren't designed to be high-quality sturdy glassware) to such tempera-
tures, unevenly, will weaken the glass and increase the chance of a bottle
bursting if the carbonation is a little on the high side.
Dick Dunn {ncar;ico;stcvax}!raven!rcd (303)494-0965

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