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Old 02-01-2013, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Sanitizing with houshold "fill in the blank"

This dude at work shot me an email about sanitizing for his first brew. I won't get a chance to share some of my sanitizer with him as this is my Friday, and he's brewing this weekend.

Is there a household something he could use to sanitize his fermenter and I'll get him some starsan or equivalent before he bottles?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:20 AM   #2
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What type of primary?


I would say properly diluted bleach.

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
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He said he got a brew kit for Xmas so I assume it's a bucket. I don't know though.

Thanks for the response. I thought about that too. maybe a 10 % solution and then rinse it well with clean water.

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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The Clorox site lists the proper concentrations for sanitation, I believe it's 1, tablespoon per gallon COLD water as bleach loses effectiveness with hot water. Fill the bucket drop in airlock, tubes anything you won't be boiling and rinse twice or until you can't smell bleach on the equipment. Cheers!

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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Unscented thin bleach and a bit of vinegar. Google for the recipe. The hard bit is knowing how strong your bleach is. It degrades over time so buy a new bottle.

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Very good!

Thank you all!

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:19 AM   #7
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I just use windex...never had a problem, but I would probably go with bleach.

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:22 AM   #8
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I just use windex...never had a problem.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #9
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Not sure if your joking about windex, if so hilarious. If not.....ummm.....

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:28 AM   #10
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joking... I'm a starsan man for sure . I would go with bleach and some drug stores sell iodine if he cant get to a brew store.

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