Storing pressure cooked jars

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By onediadem (Onediadem) on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 10:51 am: The Nook

I have my Karo Tek going. it has been 24 hrs, and showing nice growth. My pc only hold 3 jars. How long can I store the pf jars before I innoculate?
After they have been pc'd of course. I will have tape and foil on the jars. thx guys, I searched the archives, but couldnt find this answer.

By quote: (Quote) on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 12:53 pm: The Nook

they should be good indefinitly, once sterilized.
they will eventually dry out, but you should be ok for several weeks at least.
if possible, refridgerate them for the duration.

By plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420) on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 05:32 pm: The Nook

would it be detrimental to growth to innoculate jars that are cold from being in the refrigerator, or would it not matter since you are taking them out for incubation anyways?

By Nuecrew (Nuecrew) on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 06:12 pm: The Nook

I had a couple jars fully colonized in the fridge for about 6 weeks. Even at 37 degrees F. two of them finished growing a nickel sized void on the substrate. I had two jars that were in the fridge for about a month after sterilizing that I innoculated and they grew normally and fruited normally.

By Martaxus (Martaxus) on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 07:28 pm: The Nook

I've read that people recommend waiting a bit after mixing before sterilizing, to kill birthing contams. If you wait after sterilization, doesn't anything rot in there? Is there no chance of that causing problems?

By Nan (Nanook) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 03:31 am: The Nook

No you can hold a sterilized jar for a few weeks without a problem. As long as the foil cover is in place and the lid is secure it will store quite some time. Lichen is correct, they do dry out with age, but you can certainly cook jars on Monday and shoot on Saturday without _any_ problem at all.

By quote: (Quote) on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 01:28 pm: The Nook

it wouldn't matter as they'll soon warm up anyway.
i routinely store my syringes in the fridge and use them still cold with no problems.