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Old 10-02-2007, 04:53 PM   #21
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What's wrong with bleach?
There is nothing 'wrong' with bleach. It is very inexpensive, which is nice. But other than that, it has no other significant advantages over products like Star San or Iodophor.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:16 PM   #22
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Maybe it's time to try Star San, Thanks.

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Old 10-02-2007, 05:45 PM   #23
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In all these which-is-best comparisons of sanitizers, I don't see diversol mentioned very often, if at all. Does anyone else here use it? What are the advantages/disadvantages of it, compared to Star-San or Iodophor?

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Old 10-02-2007, 06:01 PM   #24
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I used to use diversol. It is pretty nasty stuff, but cleans very well. The biggest concern is that it requires considerable rinsing. It is also quite expensive.

For the same money, OxyClean + Star San is a much better alternative, IMHO.

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Old 10-02-2007, 06:16 PM   #25
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I used to use diversol. It is pretty nasty stuff, but cleans very well. The biggest concern is that it requires considerable rinsing. It is also quite expensive.

For the same money, OxyClean + Star San is a much better alternative, IMHO.
..and IIRC, it requires a pretty lengthy contact time for sanitization
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:23 PM   #26
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..and IIRC, it requires a pretty lengthy contact time for sanitization
Yes, you are right -- thanks. 30 mins is the recommended time, unlike Star San (30 seconds) or iodophor (2 mins).
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I only use One-step. I've never had any sanitation issues to date.
I agree. I only use One-Step as well and have never had an issue.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:52 PM   #28
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Does iodophor need a good rinsing or drying, is the residue going to leave a taste?

Maybe I'll intentionally leave a some residue and call it a beer for people with weird diets to prevent iodine deficiency and scurvy ARRRR!

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:14 PM   #29
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Does iodophor need a good rinsing or drying, is the residue going to leave a taste?

Maybe I'll intentionally leave a some residue and call it a beer for people with weird diets to prevent iodine deficiency and scurvy ARRRR!
No, read this. http://www.handpaintedglassware.com/.../iodophor.html

Wikipedia also has some good information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodophor

I've been using cheap Betadine or Povidone, 1% iodine, from Walmart. I use it in no-rinse concentrations with great results. I don't really have any problems with staining, but if I did, I wouldn't really care. It's sanitized, right?
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ohiobrewtus,

How long have you been using one step sanatizers? It worked great for me for quite a while but when it quits it'll kill ya.

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