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Old 02-08-2006, 11:08 PM   #1
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ok ive been useing the no rince stuff for a while now and love it but its hard to come by out hear and i hate to wait for it to come in the mail and on the other hand i hate useing bleach its to hard to wash out and so on so i was wondering is there anything else that could by say at wal-mart or the hardwair store that i could use thanks



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Old 02-09-2006, 01:34 AM   #2
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you may be able to find iodine at a pharmacy. that's a great no-rinse sanitizer and a little goes a loooooooong way.

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ok ive been useing the no rince stuff for a while now and love it but its hard to come by out hear and i hate to wait for it to come in the mail and on the other hand i hate useing bleach its to hard to wash out and so on so i was wondering is there anything else that could by say at wal-mart or the hardwair store that i could use thanks
If you really can't get ahold of anything else, bleach diluted at 2 teaspoons per 5 gallons is supposedly a no-rinse sanitizing solution...this according to Papazian. Just remember that it's 2 teaspoons, no more per 5 gallons, and don't rinse.
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ok ive been useing the no rince stuff for a while now and love it but its hard to come by out hear and i hate to wait for it to come in the mail and on the other hand i hate useing bleach its to hard to wash out and so on so i was wondering is there anything else that could by say at wal-mart or the hardwair store that i could use thanks
Holy run-on sentence. Yikes.
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at least there were spaces.

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Holy run-on sentence. Yikes.
Give him a break...he's obviously haveing trouble with his periods.
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you may be able to find iodine at a pharmacy. that's a great no-rinse sanitizer and a little goes a loooooooong way.
Is regular iodine the same as iodophor? I was going to get some with my next HB order, but hell, if they're the same I'll just pick it up at the corner Walgreen's.
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Is regular iodine the same as iodophor? I was going to get some with my next HB order, but hell, if they're the same I'll just pick it up at the corner Walgreen's.
I am no expert here by any means, and am kind of going on some loose knowledge, but... (if anyone knows the 100% truth here, please correct anything I say that is wrong).

Iodophor is simply iodine mixed with another agent to allow it to dissolve in water. If you can find tincture of iodine at the pharmacy, I suspect that it is pretty much the same thing; an iodine liquid that, when placed in water, releases free iodine. The free iodine is a sanitizer.

The main differences will be that (according to the Wikipedia) iodophor has a longer shelf life and is gentler to the skin than a tincture of iodine.

If I am correct, ANY iodine sanitizer (tincture or iodophor) is a no-rinse sanitizer simply due to the chemical and physical properties of iodine. Specifically, iodine will sublimate.... which means it goes directly from as solid (in solution) to a gas, and thus leaves no residue behind when the equipment is left to dry.

The only thing I can't help with is how MUCH tincture of iodine you would need to use. You want to achieve a specific concentration of elemental iodine in your sanitizing solution, but you'll have to figure out yourself what the proper amount of iodine tuncture would be per gallon.

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I was having sanitary questions last time I went to the brew store myself. I got "Straight A" thinking it was a sanitizer.... I am not sure anymore... just to be safe side I used my trusted "One Step" (what I have left at any rate).

adamk222 : You know there are always alternatives. Though while you are waiting to brew your next batch and would not have to "wait" for sanitizer in the mail, I would get some. I have actually never used bleach and know it is used... and "The bible" says you can use it, but I guess I like using the stuff that I know is made and thought for what I am using it for. But certainly if I was in a position where I woudl have to "wait" for a sanitizer, hey bleach is found everywhere as well as Iondine... like everything a little knowledge of usuage goes a very long way.

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Umm......Isn't Iodine like highly poisonous if ingested? At least that is what I have been told and read on the bottle.....



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