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Old 07-10-2007, 02:53 PM   #11
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I know this has been said several times, and I'm only a newbie, but I've used One Step for all of my batches (only 8 so far), and I definatley leave everything wet. I haven't had a problem with off flavors yet.

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:29 AM   #12
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I have used One-Step to sanitize all of my equipment, and myself at times, for a year and a half now. Only recently (within the past 6 months) did I begin to notice a more chemically taste to my beers that I didn't want there AT ALL.

I began to do some experiments with the last of my 1-Step (literally like 2 tablespoons left): Any beers that I bottle, I make half rinsed, half unrinsed, and I swear, the beers that are in the RINSED bottles taste better. Maybe it's all in my head, but either way I'm going to try a new sanitizing solution.

So what's the BEST solution?

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:47 AM   #13
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Star-San is REALLY popular. It's flavorless, odorless, can be stored and reused (as long as the pH remains low), and only requires 1 min for contact. Most people go with this sanitizer over other options....iodophor might be next on the list.

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BTW, 5gBrewer- I see you're looking at going into business...Star-San may prove much cheaper than other sanitizers due to the fact that you can store and re-use it after it is in solution. You'd have to do the math to prove it though.

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Yeah, I kinda remember one of the brewmaters over at Highland Brewery saying that they used the Iodophor, but I think I'm going to try out the StarSan 1st.

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Star-San is good stuff! I'm thinking about trying iodophor soon though, because I'm a nurse and have "unlimited access" to the stuff....if you know what I mean

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I have used One-Step to sanitize all of my equipment, and myself at times, for a year and a half now. Only recently (within the past 6 months) did I begin to notice a more chemically taste to my beers that I didn't want there AT ALL.

I began to do some experiments with the last of my 1-Step (literally like 2 tablespoons left): Any beers that I bottle, I make half rinsed, half unrinsed, and I swear, the beers that are in the RINSED bottles taste better. Maybe it's all in my head, but either way I'm going to try a new sanitizing solution.

So what's the BEST solution?

5gB
I would try a different sanitizer in your situation though what you lay out there sounds like you could have something else going on.
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