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Old 11-27-2007, 06:18 PM   #21
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I don't have a link but I read that if it is not drained from 10 bottles and drank then this level weekly is enough to cause problems.
I'm not sure what effect drinking to tablespoons would have. Probably none.

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Old 12-02-2007, 03:32 AM   #22
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Use Starsan as it makes life as a brewer easy. I purchase Sparkletts 2.5 gallon distilled water and add 1/2 oz Starsan as it does not degrade. I just take the cap off and add 1/2 oz Starsan and shake. The lid will come off and I can replace it and the seal is still good. It stays clear and powerfull as there is nothing in distilled water to lessen Starsan's effectivness. I can use a spray bottle with this solution and know it is effective for weeks.

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Old 12-02-2007, 04:50 AM   #23
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I use Idophor have not had an infected batch yet.


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Old 12-02-2007, 05:48 PM   #24
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have you ever used star-san? if so is it ok to rack to secondary if there is still foam in the carbouy?

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Old 12-02-2007, 06:10 PM   #25
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Don't fear the foam! The amount of sanitizer contained in even a fairly large amount of foam is not enough to impact flavor or kill off an appreciable amount of yeast.

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Old 12-04-2007, 05:24 PM   #26
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I've used bleach and have since moved to One Step... my LHBS has it. He doesn't carry StarSan. Does any of the big retail outlets sell it?

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Old 12-04-2007, 05:32 PM   #27
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I've used bleach and have since moved to One Step... my LHBS has it. He doesn't carry StarSan. Does any of the big retail outlets sell it?
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:50 PM   #28
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Until now I have used Iodophore to sanitize, but as soon as my current bottle runs out, I will be ordering some StarSan. My LHBS only carries Iodophore, but I am tired of all my lines turning that nasty brownish color if I leave then to soak for any time at all. I also like the thought of being able to hold StarSan for a longer time than you can with Iodophore.

One question about Oxiclean, how much would you use to clean a carboy? If I read the canister right, it is saying one scoop per gallon for tough stuff, but that seems excessive. Are you just using one scoop per carboy?

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One question about Oxiclean, how much would you use to clean a carboy? If I read the canister right, it is saying one scoop per gallon for tough stuff, but that seems excessive. Are you just using one scoop per carboy?
Not even a full scoop. I use about one tablespoon for a full carboy. It's enough to float off all the dead yeasties (the krauesen ring) after a good long soak.
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What about clorox wipes for workspace surface sanitation? I use them often and they are good for quick cleanups and surface prep, though a little on the expensive side.
I also use lysol to sanitize the area around where I brew.
Important to note though is not to allow contact with the actual fermenter & brewing equipment, and the flammability of the lysol spray.

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