Bottle Caps and Pressure Barrel Cap

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Is it OK to use petroleum jelly to lubricate the seal on the cap on the
pressure barrel?

Also, I gather you have to sterilise everything thoroughly including the
bottle caps. Is it more difficult to cap the bottles when wet or would it be
OK to dry the bottle caps with some kitchen towel?

Peter



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Yep, Peter. I use petroleum jelly on the O-rings for my kegs all the time.


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Wet is fine. I wouldn't wipe them once they are sterilised. When I used to
bottle, I would place the clean bottle caps inside down on some paper towel to
drip dry for a few minutes while preparing other stuff. What are you sterilising
with?

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towel to
sterilising
Young's Steriliser & Cleaner. I've bought a plastic bowl to use when
sterilising jugs, siphon tube, thermometer etc.

Peter

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I've never bottled with dry caps, so I can't give a comparison; what I
can say is that caps go on just fine when wet.  Aside from risking
contamination by drying them with anything, why go to the extra trouble.
  My procedure is to put my caps in a bowl with an iodophor solution,
and then they go right on the bottles straight from the bowl.  The tiny
amount of iodophor on the inside of the cap has never made any
difference that I can detect.

Cheers.

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