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Re: [BKARTS] paste and water



Tina Howard wrote:
The other day I saw mention of making paste
with distilled water because it was "sterile."

The water commonly purchased in the grocery
markets is not guaranteed to be sterile.  It is
only sterile upon leaving the distillation equipment.
Most bottles are not even washed before filling,
just blown out with air.  So, you can only hope
for sanitized water, not even close to sterile.

There's certainly no point in using 'sterile' water, even if you buy it from a pharmacy (which will be sterile, as long as it is labelled as such). It won't be sterile after you open it, and certainly not when you add your starch to it!


Scott.

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