Water is sterilized by bringing it to a rolling boil for one minute. At elevations over 6,500 feet, the water must boil for three minutes. More »

It takes five to 10 minutes to boil 6 to 8 cups of water. The water, pot and stove temperatures; the water's salinity; the pot's volume, surface area and conductivity; the altitude; and whether or not a lid is in place a... More »

When cooking sausage, boil it for about 20 minutes before transferring it to a grill. Make sure that you keep the water at a low boil, because if the boil is too high, the sausages split open before you get to put them o... More »

One popular sweet iced tea recipe is to boil 3 cups of water and put in two family-sized tea bags, boil for another minute, then cover and let it steep for 10 minutes. After removing the teabags, dissolve 1/2 cup of suga... More »

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To sterilize water, for irrigation or any other purpose, boil the water at full boil for at least one minute. Then, let the water cool, and store it in a clean container that is made for storing food or water. More »

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A study conducted by Preethi Sudha et al. published in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition shows the healthy antimicrobial properties resulting from the storage of water in a copper pot overnight. The sterili... More »

For two servings of nonalcoholic mint julep, place 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint in a saucepan and cook until the sugar dissolves. Leave it to cool for an hour, then strain to rem... More »

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