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Old 12-20-2009, 02:26 PM   #201
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I currently use pretty much the same, dish washing liquid to clean everything and a one step no rinse sanitizer. I will try the oxy with the water I have and see how it works. Never had my water tested, I use a filtered water in my coffee maker and I do have to clean my fixtures with vinegar every so often to get rid of build up. I use spring water to make my beers. We will see, thanks

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Old 12-29-2009, 01:45 AM   #202
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my LHBS sold me some CIPTON it is a caustic cleaner because i had a blemish in a carboy that i could not remove; with oxy clean, iodaphor bleach, elbow grease fantastick and any thing else i tried. the CIPTON took it off no problem in a 1/2 hour soak. has any body used this before? it worked wonders for my carboys. I thought one was clean and then i soaked it in the CIPTON it looks two shades clearer than i have ever seen it. has any body else used this? I am going to use it every time!

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Old 01-03-2010, 05:36 AM   #203
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When using star-san does everyone just make the 5 gallon batch? I am just starting up brewing. I bought the bigger than God intended bottle of star san that has the small chamber marked at 1/2 oz and 1 oz. I would like to make a smaller than 2.5 gallon batch of it for smaller jobs.

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:15 AM   #204
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Ive been thinking that i could use the sani tabs (you know the blue stuff used for sanitizing beer and drink glasses at a bar). You see I work at a bar and I could trade the boss a few beers for acouple bottles of the tabs. It says on the bottle it kills HIV virus. ...............................................Any thaughts?

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:21 AM   #205
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Might I add its a no rinse.

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:28 PM   #206
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Ive been thinking that i could use the sani tabs (you know the blue stuff used for sanitizing beer and drink glasses at a bar). You see I work at a bar and I could trade the boss a few beers for acouple bottles of the tabs. It says on the bottle it kills HIV virus. ...............................................Any thaughts?
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Quaternary ammonia sanitizer would work fine as far as "sanitizing" goes (as Gila says, it is or it isn't). However, for brewing, the quat would leave a residue that would significantly reduce head retention. So, you could use it, but you would have to rinse everything with pre-boiled water.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:58 AM   #207
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I have a quick question. I'm at the end of my fermentation so I racked from my plastic fermentor to a glass carboy. I may have screwed up though so I need to know what happens if I rinsed my carboy with B-Brite (sodium carbonate) but I forgot to rinse after I washed. I must have had a brain fart and I was thinking it was the same as Star-San. This just happened s I can still re-rack the beer to yet another carboy or I might go ahead and put it back in the fermentor and get ready to bottle.

What do you think, will I have funny tasting beer?

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Old 01-13-2010, 03:22 AM   #208
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I have a quick question. I'm at the end of my fermentation so I racked from my plastic fermentor to a glass carboy. I may have screwed up though so I need to know what happens if I rinsed my carboy with B-Brite (sodium carbonate) but I forgot to rinse after I washed. I must have had a brain fart and I was thinking it was the same as Star-San. This just happened s I can still re-rack the beer to yet another carboy or I might go ahead and put it back in the fermentor and get ready to bottle.

What do you think, will I have funny tasting beer?
Everything is bottled up now so I guess we'll see what happens
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:26 AM   #209
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should be ok. rhahb! as long as you used the recommended amount of b-brite and didn't go heavy you should be ok.

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You should be fine. As you said, it is a percarbonate cleaner just as Easy Clean or One Step. You can use these products no rinse. I use Oxy Clean and Sun Brand (other percarbonate cleaners) and normally don't rinse after using it.

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Old 01-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #210
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can you use baby sterilizing fluid as a cleaner? Diluted in a spray bottle

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