We wash everything else we consume, don't we?
HOW WE DO IT
Take 3 clean 5-gallon buckets and fill them with Reverse Osmosis (RO) water. If RO not available, use filtered water.
Dissolve 1/4 cup Lemon Juice and 1/4 cup Baking Soda into the 1st bucket.
Gently dip, swish, and swirl your freshly cut colas into Bucket 1, then rinse them off by swirling them in buckets 2, then 3.
Be careful not to smash them into the sides or bottoms of the buckets.
Drip dry, and cure as normal.