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anderj 12-05-2007 04:09 PM

organic cleaners
Has anyone experimented with organic/natural sanitation products? I just hate to be using such caustic chemicals, the monks of yesteryear didn't have chlorine bleach.

Chris_Dog 12-05-2007 04:36 PM

Yes but 45 was old age.

TexLaw 12-05-2007 04:42 PM


They didn't have plastic, either. If you want to go truly old school, heat is the best and oldest sanitizer out there, but it doesn't go to well with some plastics.


malkore 12-05-2007 05:30 PM

Oxyclean is a good cleanser
Star san is a good sanitizer

both are eco-friendly compared to lots of other stuff. hell, you can drink star-san.

Donasay 12-05-2007 05:49 PM

Oxyclean is sodium percarbonate and detergent mixed together, which breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and salt. Neither of which is bad for the enviornment, but if you use a septic system I would not recommend putting large amounts of the stuff down the drain.

Star san on the other hand is acid based and once the PH drops below 3 the solution becomes inert and the residual chemicals can be used by bacteria and yeast as nutrients, so it could actually be considered "good" for the environment. That is if you consider microorganisms the environment.

anderj 12-06-2007 03:50 AM

cool, thanks a lot still a bit of a freshling to this brewing thing but trying to remedy my newbie status

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