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Old 12-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #11
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A 24-hour soak with warm Oxyclean Free clears up most, if not all, of that gunk for me.
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I'm shy about using oxy now. It tends to leave a bunch of residue on my bottles that's hard to get off. Hot water and a sponge does well for me. Even a simple hot rinse before anything sets on my bottles , tubing, siphon, etc and air dry has worked for me. Star San gets used before I use my equipment... Not in the cleaning process
You do have to rinse well after using oxyclean
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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I've never had an issue with using regular household bleach to clean (small amounts), then sanitizing with some One-Step. Cheap and simple.

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I generally try to keep my brewing steps to a minimum and like to put stuff away as soon as possible. So if hot water and a paper towel or sponge can get all the crud out I just go with that. Rinse the bucket out a couple times, let stand upside down to dry and then put away. I don’t think there’s a need to use a cleanser if everything is clean to the eye.

If the crud is especially bad (or if the bucket is stained from wine or something) it gets an overnight soak in a strong oxyclean solution. Then it get a rinse with hot than cold water and dryed before being put away.

I always, always, always sanitize with Starsan right before use.

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Starsan and a paper towel rub down before and after contact.
If you're rubbing with a towel to dry the star san, just don't bother with it. It's a no-rinse wet sanitizer, if you dry it (or let it dry naturally) it's no longer effective.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #16
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I've never had an issue with using regular household bleach to clean (small amounts), then sanitizing with some One-Step. Cheap and simple.
is one step a sanitizer?
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From all I've been able to determine, One-Step is pretty much the same thing as Oxy-Clean, but a bit more expensive. I find it's a bit less likely to leave a residue.

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I don't use harsh abrasives on any of my fermenter buckets for only one reason, a scratch on the plastic can be an infection zone for bacteria to hide in. Nothing harsher than a paper towel goes into any of my fermentation buckets and I just use idophor and elbow grease to clean them out.
this is often repeated but i have never seen any proof that this is true or that it is worth worrying about any more than it's worth worrying about bad bugs floating around the air on dust particles. i would bet that the vast majority of plastic fermentors in use by people on these boards are scratched yet infections are pretty rare. when a true infection turns up it is just as often in a glass carboy as a plastic fermentor and the brewer rarely if ever knows where the infection came from anyway.
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is one step a sanitizer?
Yes, it's a no-rinse sanitizer. I've had the residue problem with oxi-clean, so this is a nice alternative. Yea, a little bit pricier, but I think its worth it. Plus there is an abundance of it at my homebrew shop. For some reason, every time I want/need to go buy SS, they are out.
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