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  1. #1
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    Default how to sanitize honey jars

    This is my first year at making honey. My wife insisted that we put our honey in these pretty one pound jars http://www.dadant.com/catalog/produc...roducts_id=796. I wanted to bottle into quart mason jars. How do we sanitize these bottles? can we put in dishwasher like you would for canning vegetables?

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    Default Re: how to sanitize honey jars

    Yup... Just can't do the plastic lids.

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    Default Re: how to sanitize honey jars

    How would you sanitize plastic jars or bottles?

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    Default Re: how to sanitize honey jars

    Top rack of the dishwasher.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: how to sanitize honey jars

    I would run them thru the dishwasher and wash the lids in hot soapy water in the sink, rinse well.
    Mike , Proverbs 24:13-14 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

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    Default Re: how to sanitize honey jars

    Thanks, My lids have a backing on them that will stick to the bottle/jar. Would I still want to wash the lids by hand or dishwasher or don't worry about washing?

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    Default Re: how to sanitize honey jars

    Are your jars dirty when you get them? And your lids? Don't your lids come in a bag inside a box? Unless I've been doing it wrong for 20 years, the jars and lids that I use I consider clean and not in need of washing. That's one reason that the jars come in boxes w/ the bottom of the jar facing the top of the box, so nothing falls into them.

    I think you are wasting time and energy and being over cautious. That or I have been doing it wrong and so have all of the other honey packers I know.

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    Default Re: how to sanitize honey jars

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I think you are wasting time and energy and being over cautious. That or I have been doing it wrong and so have all of the other honey packers I know.
    Tour a honey packer sometime...you'll go home and wonder why you even worry about 90% of the things you do. Especially when you see them take barrels of chinese honey straight from the parking lot rusty and coverd in mud and put them in an oven.
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Default Re: how to sanitize honey jars

    Yuck! Another great reason to buy local honey!

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