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Old 12-14-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Any downside to soaking longer in iodophor?

I have a batch of bottles which have been soaking for over a week in iodophor (diluted). Is there any risk of off flavors, etc., or is glass completely impermeable?
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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I'm soaking my cornies in iodophor, going on 3 weeks now.
Glass shouldn't take on any flavor, unless there is a residue on it.

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I would resanitize the bottles. Iodophor isn't good after about a day when its in an open container.

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I make sure to dunk the bottles again in fresh solution and drain them before bottling.

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I would resanitize the bottles. Iodophor isn't good after about a day when its in an open container.
I was going to say the same thing. I asked this same question when I started brewing because i read somewhere that vet-hospitals use iodphor during surgury and they use a longer soak (like 10 mins maybe?). So I thought longer meant better sanitation.

But like MikeinAK and others stated already...the iodophor is only good for a short time. Don't try to keep it around for weeks, the pros suggest two minutes of exposure...I go with about 5...

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