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Old 01-01-2008, 06:56 PM   #31
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I use wipes to pre clean my work area. I hit the work surface, door handles, cabinet handles ... faucets.

Come to think of it with all of this sanitation no one in the house has had a cold this year ! Have to mention this to SWMBO as a major benefit of brewing.

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Old 01-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #32
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Quick question about PBW. It says to use water 100-160 degrees F. I was told of temperature shock can lead to breaking glass carboys. Is this temperature range ok or should I do something else?

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Old 01-07-2008, 01:31 AM   #33
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Quick question about PBW. It says to use water 100-160 degrees F. I was told of temperature shock can lead to breaking glass carboys. Is this temperature range ok or should I do something else?
Glass can be heated safely if it is heated slowly. I'd start the water luke-warm and let it get warmer as it fills. DO NOT DUMP BOILING WATER INTO COLD GLASS! (unless its pyrex, of course)
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:58 PM   #34
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Default Denture cleaner such as Polident for cleaning?

How about using a denture cleaner to for hard to reach places. I was thinking of using Polident to clean my keg system. You can get a good size box of Polident at BJ's Whole Sale Club.

Polident cleans and sanitizes as well as being food grade.

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:01 AM   #35
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How about using a denture cleaner to for hard to reach places. I was thinking of using Polident to clean my keg system. You can get a good size box of Polident at BJ's Whole Sale Club.

Polident cleans and sanitizes as well as being food grade.
I'm not sure if I should be repulsed or stupefied at this...being a semi-youngster and all. (Although I have an awful lot of dental work)

From what I've read, denture cleaners contain ingredients like perborate (Borax) bleach (Hypochlorite) or Persulfate (Sulfur) as active ingredients.

So just buying bulk bleach would probably be more effective.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:27 PM   #36
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I've been rinsing with bleach, is this necessary? I usually do it because whatever I soak in bleach smells like it, and I can't imagine that that is ideal. Anyone know?

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Old 01-24-2008, 01:51 AM   #37
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Yes, rinsing thoroughly is a good idea with bleach. I have heard some advocate rinseless bleach sanitization, but you really have to know what you are doing. To be safe, always rinse at least two or three times if you use bleach. Its biggest downside is that if you leave residual bleach behind, it can easily lead to off flavours in your beer.

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Old 02-06-2008, 03:07 AM   #38
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+1 for Starsan. I always mix with distilled water only as that makes it last a long time.

I check the pH of my solution every time I use it to make sure it's around 3. An easier (though not as effective) way to check is to see if the solution is cloudy. That usually means it's reached a level where it cannot sanitize properly.

I suggest when you buy in bulk if you decide to try. I can't see myself using anything else.

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Has anyone used NuFoam to sanitize? These are tablets that are used in bars and they dissolve and turn blue.

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Old 02-19-2008, 06:28 PM   #40
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what are you checking your ph with for the star san? do wine ph strips measure that low?

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