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Joelle
05/19/09 11:20 AM  
Sanitizing Stir Bars
Hey guys. I only have one stir bar to make my starters and I'm thinking about making a starter for an old vial of Lactobacillus delbrueckii. Would it be pretty easy to sanitize this afterwards using Star San so I can use it for regular yeast? I'm guessing it would since this is a common bacteria found on grain.

Thanks!

Joelle

tankdeer
05/19/09 12:10 PM  
Re: Sanitizing Stir Bars
I personally use star san. No problems so far. :)
Seanywonton
05/19/09 02:06 PM  
Re: Sanitizing Stir Bars
I put it in the flask while I'm boiling. I've heard some people say it might melt but I think you would have to use raging heat to do that.
Al B
05/19/09 02:15 PM  
Re: Sanitizing Stir Bars
They will not melt, the stir bars are autoclavable (122C).

Joelle
05/19/09 02:30 PM  
Re: Sanitizing Stir Bars
Thanks everyone.
kbhale
05/21/09 03:48 AM  
Re: Sanitizing Stir Bars
I have small screw top vials. I store my stir bars in the vials with vodka.
Joelle
05/21/09 09:36 AM  
Re: Sanitizing Stir Bars
Now that I've been reading about it I shouldn't be putting the lacto on a stir plate anyway because it doesn't like aeration. Still good to know that the stir bars can be reliably sanitized when used for wilder yeast/bacteria.
Zach
05/21/09 04:56 PM  
Re: Sanitizing Stir Bars
I'm pretty sure most lactobacillus are aerobic. Pedio strains are not though.
Joelle
05/22/09 09:48 AM  
Re: Sanitizing Stir Bars
Thanks Zach. I think I was reading an article about Pedio and Lacto and I must have confused them. Glad I have that straight now.
 
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