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Old 03-25-2006, 03:54 AM   #11
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You're not a real homebrewer if you use bleach.
I was SO waiting for someone to say that.

For the star -san questions--you guys really need to listen to the sanitation show from thebrewingnetwork.com for some fascinating info about that product. You name it, it does it. It cleans (kind of) sanitizes, and helps your plants grow. I'm not kidding. Listen to the show and be amazed.

I'm using the stuff from here on out.
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Old 03-25-2006, 04:02 AM   #12
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Just don't leave your plastic stuff soaking in Star-san.. trust me on this good thing plastic tubing is cheap.

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Old 03-25-2006, 04:17 AM   #13
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Cause they get cloudy?

And slippery as well.

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Old 03-25-2006, 07:52 AM   #14
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Idophor is good but after a few hours it loses potency.
Dunno about that. I recently switched to Iodophor from bleach(got sick of rinsing) and have found that it will last literally for months in a covered plastic bucket. I mix up about 3 gallons and reuse it no infections yet........
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Cause they get cloudy?

And slippery as well.
Dude, you baiting him?

forgot to mention that the san-star lasts indefinately, not the 4ish weeks that most people think.
AND you can drink the stuff!!... need be.

by the way, I hope none of you start listening to the show, so I can keep sighting it in an informative yet friendly manner.
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Old 03-25-2006, 12:02 PM   #16
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Dunno about that. I recently switched to Iodophor from bleach(got sick of rinsing) and have found that it will last literally for months in a covered plastic bucket. I mix up about 3 gallons and reuse it no infections yet........
Did it permenantly stain your bucket? It did mine, which is why I used to use bleach in plastic...
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I used Bleach the first couple of times I brewed, (After reading Charlies book),
Ruined two batches and decided there and then that the bleach should stay in the laudry area of the basement and NOT around anything to do with brewing. I use Iodophor for sanitizing and Oxy Clean for cleaning( it is cheap too, but like other things you have to RINSE WELL) I haven't had an infection or off flavored beer since. That is my two cents worth
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Dunno about that. I recently switched to Iodophor from bleach(got sick of rinsing) and have found that it will last literally for months in a covered plastic bucket. I mix up about 3 gallons and reuse it no infections yet........
Comment was Based on a study of Idophor I found

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However, the activity of iodophor solution decreases with time and in the presence of protein. As shown in this study, when iodophor solution was exposed to protein its antimicrobial activity was neutralized.
Guess it depends on how you store it
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I used bleach for my first batch (primary, secondary, and bottles) and got very tired of rinsing. The patch came out excellent, but have absolutely no regrets switch to star-san after that point. The amount of time and hassle it saves is well worth it.

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Did it permenantly stain your bucket? It did mine, which is why I used to use bleach in plastic...
Yes but if that's all I use the bucket for it's no biggie.
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