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    HLT and Steril Water

    How long does water have to be above 160-165 F to be considered sterile, or can it even be sterilized at that temp?

    Thanks,
    Mills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mills
    How long does water have to be above 160-165 F to be considered sterile, or can it even be sterilized at that temp?

    Thanks,
    Mills
    You autoclave at 250F at 15 psi for 15 minutes = sterile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mills
    How long does water have to be above 160-165 F to be considered sterile, or can it even be sterilized at that temp?

    Thanks,
    Mills
    Those temps are more of pasteurization temps.
    Beejay
    Pipeworks Brewing Company

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    Steril water is boilded (212 degrees F) for 15 minutes.

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