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Old 06-05-2004, 06:10 PM   #1
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I am about to attempt becoming a homebrewer, and I was wondering is a steam "wand" would be the best tool for sanitizing equipment and bottles. It would be easy for me to make one, as I have a complete metal fab shop. Any feedback?

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Old 06-07-2004, 02:44 PM   #2
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I would say no.

There are several sanatizers out there that work just fine

Idophor ( iodine )

Star san ( acid no rinse)

household bleach

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Old 06-21-2004, 05:23 PM   #3
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What I would use is whatever the homebrew shop suggests. I use a Sanistar sanitizer and it works just fine. I haven't had any problems with it. Let us know what you think. Happy Brewing!
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:50 PM   #4
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any one-step, no-rinse sanitizer from a HBS will work great for you.

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Old 09-25-2004, 12:47 AM   #5
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I would go to your LHBS and get some PBW and StarSan, you can get this in a kit together, it's by 5 Star. They are very easy to use and among the best on the market.

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Old 10-02-2004, 08:10 PM   #6
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Hello all, new guy here. I figured this would be as good a place as any to jump in. I use One Step and have had no problems with it. Very easy and doesn't stain things the way Iodophor can.

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Old 11-03-2004, 06:37 AM   #7
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The ordinary household bleach does the trick for me, and cheap too!

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Old 11-04-2004, 09:43 PM   #8
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Hi also first time posting. I feel that if your just starting out house hold bleach is the way to go due to the fact that it's cheap and effective (just don't use it on/in stainless steel). Once you start getting into kegging etc I would then look into using the off the shelf sanitizers. DT

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Old 11-05-2004, 01:41 AM   #9
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(just don't use it on/in stainless steel)

What happens if you use it on steel?
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Old 11-05-2004, 02:43 AM   #10
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What happens if you use it on steel?
Bleach has a nasty effect on the protective layer that makes stainless steel so corrosion resistant. Bacteria AND rust, yuck!
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