Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > What Sanitisers and Cleaners are used.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-17-2008, 01:10 AM   #91
ZooBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 137
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Is Start San safe for septic tanks?

__________________
ZooBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2008, 01:21 AM   #93
Amiaji
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Denver, NC
Posts: 292
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZooBrew View Post
Is Start San safe for septic tanks?
According to the manufacturer it is good for septic tanks.
__________________
A Keezer is Born

Beer is for drinking,
Homebrew is for sharing.
Amiaji is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2008, 02:43 AM   #94
BlindLemonLars
Conqueroo Brew
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BlindLemonLars's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,445
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohiobrewtus View Post
I use OneStep or Iodophor. I fear the foam.
Are you afraid of the dark too? Come on brother, the foam is your friend!!
__________________
BlindLemonLars is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2008, 03:09 PM   #95
tiko
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sandy, UT
Posts: 35
Default

i needed to clean my keg and couldnt find the oxyclean so i used comet. then i read it has bleach in it. i let my keg soak for an hour or so. do i scrap it, or will can it take the one time abuse?

__________________
tiko is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-29-2008, 06:28 PM   #96
RGH
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Baumholder,RP, DE
Posts: 104
Default

I love using bleach and ammonia! It smells great and the fumes give me a gnarly buzz! (not really, its very toxic I was joking!) I used a mild anti-Microbial hand soap, my kit us brand new so I just wanted to be safe. I have definitely gotten some good tips reading this thread. I usually go out of my way to sanitize the surfaces I will be working around with lysol, before cooking. We will see how the first batch comes out, hopefully my OCD will work out for the good this time!

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by staffVAJoe View Post
... If you are smart enough and talented enough to make a better cheese burger than McDonald's then you are good enough to out brew Budweiser.

end of discussion.
RGH is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-2008, 02:46 AM   #97
jpmcd03
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 7
Default

For some reason I can't find the quote, but someone mentioned in this thread leaving a bleach solution in their primary overnight to give it a good solid cleaning. Is this alright with a plastic fermenting bucket? Wont be overly corrosive?

__________________
jpmcd03 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2008, 11:04 PM   #98
Panzermann
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In a bowl of Hops
Posts: 302
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I just heard that OneStep was forced by the FDA to change their labels because it is in fact NOT a cleaner and sanitiser but merely only a cleaner.

So I went ahead and bought some OneStep and StarSan just to be safe....

__________________

folgen Sie die Reinheitsgebot oder die Deutschen reinheit gesetz?


***No longer have time to keep up with all my batches***


Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
I would love to find a loooong oldschool baster though, mine is a little short
Panzermann is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2009, 06:28 PM   #99
HungusBrews
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HungusBrews's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Roxbury, New Jersey
Posts: 140
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panzermann View Post
So I went ahead and bought some OneStep and StarSan just to be safe....
That is the method I use, One Step for cleaning and Star San for Sanitizing.

One question for the group here: Are there situations where we would use One Step vs PBW to clean? I was wondering what exactly the differences were.

I currently use one step for cleaning, but I understand PBW is better for certain applications (i.e. keggle, carboy, and keg cleaning) Is this true?
__________________

BJCP Certified

Brewing Website/Blog:
HungusBrews

Appalachian Trail Hiking Blogs:
GA --> ME 2007
GA --> ME 2012

HungusBrews is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2009, 09:56 PM   #100
bp_
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 10
Default

how can I know if I mixed the right amount of PBW with my water? I loaded up my bathtub and it made the water cloudy for a short bit and now there are a few areas where it looks like some nearly disolved patches on top of the water...does that mean I need to add more water?

__________________
bp_ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaners... or $$$ saving ideas. Chris_Dog General Chit Chat 21 10-18-2010 11:22 PM
Cleaners evandy Equipment/Sanitation 1 04-20-2009 01:37 PM
Dairy cleaners in the brewery? GilaMinumBeer Equipment/Sanitation 4 03-13-2009 04:25 PM
organic cleaners anderj Equipment/Sanitation 5 12-06-2007 03:50 AM