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Old 10-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #181
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I use both iodophore and Starsan, as well. Which one I choose depends largely on habit and which one is closer at the time. I do keep Starsan in a spray bottle, and that is magnificent. Starsan also is easier to mix up in smaller batches, while iodophor seems more suited to larger batches.

I'm off to brew a SMaSH with black patent and cheesy hops, now, cuz Revvy said so.


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Also watch out for that tricky in-the-glass-fermentation after you crack open a bottle, TxLaw. That can really sneak up and bite you in the arse!
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:18 PM   #182
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Also watch out for that tricky in-the-glass-fermentation after you crack open a bottle, TxLaw. That can really sneak up and bite you in the arse!
I'm well aware of that, believe me. In fact, I got to witness a bit of that just recently while judging a particularly pickley Dixie Cup entry. Oh, joy!


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Old 10-07-2009, 07:34 PM   #183
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This topic got me thinking about my hot water rinse practices... I've never had trouble but...

Here's what I found as a safe no rinse use of bleach:

How to Mix and Use Bleach Solutions

Normally, one tablespoon ( = 15 milliliters = 0.5 liquid ounce) of concentrated bleach per gallon of water at normal room temperature is considered to be the equivalent of 200 PPM. This is the standard for cleaning food preparation surfaces. Cleaning equipment requires a higher concentration than utensil rinse or treatment of food preparation equipment.

1/4 cup bleach to 5gal water at 75°. dip 1 min. drip dry. No rinse.

I just need to back off on my heavy handed bleach use, and I could go to no rinse bleach.

Source: http://www.allqa.com/ChlorineSanitizing.htm

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Old 10-13-2009, 05:18 AM   #184
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This topic got me thinking about my hot water rinse practices... I've never had trouble but...

Here's what I found as a safe no rinse use of bleach:

How to Mix and Use Bleach Solutions

Normally, one tablespoon ( = 15 milliliters = 0.5 liquid ounce) of concentrated bleach per gallon of water at normal room temperature is considered to be the equivalent of 200 PPM. This is the standard for cleaning food preparation surfaces. Cleaning equipment requires a higher concentration than utensil rinse or treatment of food preparation equipment.

1/4 cup bleach to 5gal water at 75°. dip 1 min. drip dry. No rinse.

I just need to back off on my heavy handed bleach use, and I could go to no rinse bleach.

Source: http://www.allqa.com/ChlorineSanitizing.htm

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Old 10-13-2009, 06:57 AM   #185
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Shane MacGowan never drank my beer.... If he had he may have had some teeth left! LOL LOL!

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:00 PM   #186
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I use Star San exclusively but sometimes I think about switching to Iodophor. I like the fact that you can swirl Iodophor around in your carboy/keg and get zero foaming. Star San foams like crazy when you shake it up. I know everyone says not to fear the foam and I don't but I don't like the oil slick it leave behind in my beer.

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:12 PM   #187
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If he told me to throw dirt in my beer to clear it, then I would and I would guarantee it would work, because Revvy said it.
I'd tell you to use time with your beer, but use dirt for a clearing agent in your wine...

Bentonite is clay...

I figured you were just trying to throw something "insane" out there but I found it funny none the less.

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Old 10-17-2009, 09:57 PM   #188
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I like the pretty foam in the carboys too!
So I think this is the answer I"m looking for. I don't need to worry about the foam StarSan leaves behind, right?

Edit: Never mind, I found my answer here in this thread.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:12 PM   #189
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Because of Iodophor staining issues I started with StarSan. It hasn't failed me so I see no reason to switch.

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Old 10-17-2009, 10:16 PM   #190
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I had always used Idophor...switched to Star-San about 4 batches ago...Love it!
Ive started using it for all sorts of things beyond brewing beer...whenever I need to sanitize anything it gets a good squirt down of Star-San
my big question about it though is how long does it have to be in contact with the surface to be completly sanitized

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