At the ONZ ‘Let’s Get it On’ Conference in March this year
I was fortunate to be at a session with Margaret Edwards and scribbled furiously the following notes on:


Cleaning your containers

1. Drain the can thoroughly of oil
2. Take taps and lids off and clean in the dishwasher or in a strong concentration of Persil
3. Clean using SSS (Triple S) and hot water
4. Clean carefully around the seam (get a toothbrush for the job)
5. Use hot water and brush, inside and out

(the hot water expands the seams and allows for more thorough cleaning)
6. Rinse with a 1% citric acid solution
7. Rinse out again
8. Do a final boiling water rinse and leave to dry
(in the sun is best)

Rancidity can be caused by vegetation waters in the can.
 

Thanks to Margaret Edwards
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Storing your oil

1. Use stainless steel or glass containers
2. If you must use plastic containers, use them for no more than 2-3 weeks as there are microscopic holes that absorb flavours that will in turn be re-absorbed by your oil when you re-use them.
3. Store your oil between 10 ?C – 12 ?C
(others say between 10 ?C – 18 ?C and that it’s the constancy of the temperature is paramount)
4. Minimise contact with air; ideally use a gas blanket with nitrogen or argon
(nitrogen is cheaper; the Japanese forbid the use of argon if you’re planning an assault on that potential market)
 

After processing:
1. Allow to settle for 3-4 weeks then rack to remove any sediment
(take your certification samples at this time)
2. Every three weeks, bleed a little oil from the bottom outlet to remove any way that may have settled.

These notes are an amalgam of Margaret Edwards’ and & John Field-Dodson’s information, thanks

 

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