I'm considering sterilizing a bulk (10000) of new small plastic containers. Is it necessary? I have about 10000 small containers. I would like to sterilize them before use.
Is it necessary?
If you are a serious brewer, and have many more than 100 bottles (and/or kegs) to bottle, then you may want to consider buying a bulk container sterilizer. But if not, there are still ways for you to sanitize your own containers using household tools.
- You will need a dishwasher that can reach 150 degrees F or higher. You would place your bottles upside down in the dishwasher (if they will fit). Set them on the top rack so they do not touch each other or anything else in the dishwasher such as silverware or plates because this could cause contamination of your beer with bacteria from other sources like food particles or soap residue which could ruin its flavor and quality if consumed too soon after bottling (which is why it's called "green" beer). Make sure that no soap gets into contact with any part of your beer while being washed! It should be rinsed thoroughly with hot water after washing so there is no residual soap left behind either inside nor outside of the bottle until all traces were removed before sealing again just prior towashing again just prior
I have about 10000 small containers. I would like to sterilize them before use.
Before you sterilize your containers, you should know what the benefits and risks are. Sterilizing is recommended when storing food that will be consumed directly from the container. It helps prevent contamination and keeps mold from growing on your product.
The most common way to sanitize containers is boiling water immersion. You can simply boil them on high for 10 minutes (for small items), 15 minutes (for medium items) or 20 minutes (for large items). Once it is done, let them cool down for about 15-30 minutes before using them again: this will ensure that no cracks form on their surface during cooling down process which may pose a risk of food contamination if not handled properly later on in life cycle of product usage by end customer.
- You can also consider other options like UV light sterilization or chemical treatments if they fit better into your workflow at hand but these methods require more time investment than simple boiling water immersion method so make sure you weigh out all pros/cons before deciding which method fits best within current context of operation at hand.
I'm considering a dishwasher, but it's not designed for large numbers of items.
A dishwasher is not designed to handle large numbers of plastic containers. It's also not designed to sterilize, and it isn't equipped to handle heat.
In the end, I decided against this option.
What kind of sterilizing method should/could I use?
If you’re looking to sterilize a large number of new containers at once, steam sterilization is your best bet. Steam sterilizers are fairly affordable and easy to use, but they can take some time and space depending on the model. Pressure cookers also work well for this purpose. You’ll need an autoclave if you want to get all the way up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 degrees Celsius), which will be necessary for some materials that are not heat-resistant enough for steam or pressure cooking (such as silicone).
For smaller jobs, like preparing meal components in advance so that they can be kept cold until serving time, using a dishwasher won't kill any bacteria on food surfaces unless it's specifically designed for hot washing cycles rather than just rinsing off dishes after use (which is what most people do).
You can use a steam sterilizer, pressure cooker, or autoclave.
The steam sterilizer is a good option because it's easier to set up and clean than other options like an autoclave (in which you need to find and purchase an autoclave machine). There are also several brands of manual steamers that are very affordable. Or you could just use your dishwasher, but as noted above—it's not designed for large numbers of items.
If you don't have access to any of these things then cooking the lot in boiling water won't be much different from doing it in a microwave oven or regular stovetop pot; just make sure that everything gets covered by at least one inch of water so that all surfaces are sterilized effectively!
In conclusion, I would recommend using the steam sterilizer to sterilize your containers. It's easy to use and it's fast too!