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timmyman420

PF Tek covering the holes before sterilizing substrate

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timmyman420

So i started to try and do the pf tek and when and when i was done steaming the substrate and took off the tinfoil there was a bunch of water all over the lids. so i tried again with less water and had most of my jars lids come out dry but a couple sill did not stay dry. ive been doing a lot of research and every time people are putting the holes in the lids before steaming their substrate. i was just wondering if there is a reason for this and if i could just put the holes in after steaming to prevent water from getting in or just taping the holes.

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Blackstar

I am a novice, but it seems to me that the purpose of pressure cooking the jars is to sterilize, and if you drill the holes afterwards you defeat the sterilization. Sterilization is very important. Maybe explore making a better seal with the foil. I have no experience with this tek to offer any other advice.

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OldManDan

Just grow them out and see if there's a problem, as long as your following the tek it should be fine.

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