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Old 03-26-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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Can I simply wipe out my brewbucket with hot water and a cloth if I plan to use starsan? I've been using the pink powder to clean and disinfect but find it time consuming so I recently bought starsan. If the bucket is cleaned with hot water, shouldn't the starsan take care of any leftover nasties?

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Old 03-26-2011, 06:49 PM   #2
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I always rinse well after brewing orbotteling with just hot water maybe some baking soda.I give it a quick rinse before using it next time and just soak in no-rinse.

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I prefer to take it all apart (remove lid,separate air lock components,unscrew tap & take apart) & clean everything with Five Star PBW & a terry cloth towel (like the kind we all buy at the auto parts store). Clean it inside & out. It's also a no rinse cleaner,so I put it on a dish rack to dry.
Re-assemble & store till next brew day. Then sanitize right before use with Star-san,also no rinse. Works great every time.
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I give it a good rinse with oxy-clean and the wash with cold water

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Personally, I wouldn't chance it...Star San is a sanitizer, not a cleanser. I usually clean everything before I put it away with whatever cleanser I have on hand and then sanitize it right before I use it again.

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Personally, I wouldn't chance it...Star San is a sanitizer, not a cleanser. I usually clean everything before I put it away with whatever cleanser I have on hand and then sanitize it right before I use it again.

I would agree. I would clean it with a food safe cleaner and then hit with Star San the next go round. Again its about personal preference. I get the nerves going so i try to do as much as I can to control for stuff. It lets me sleep easy when i approach overkill.
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Personally, I wouldn't chance it...Star San is a sanitizer, not a cleanser. I usually clean everything before I put it away with whatever cleanser I have on hand and then sanitize it right before I use it again.
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Clean it as you would anything that's going to touch your food... I usually use either oxyclean, PBW, or a soapy sponge... Sanitize with StarSan before using next (except the kettle)...

ALWAYS sanitize just prior to use... I'm talking minutes from when something's going into it, not X hours, or days ahead.
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The problem with the cleaner I have is that it takes so much water to rinse. I've been using the rule that if I can smell it cleaner, it needs more rinsing. By the time I do my plastic bucket and my carboy, that tends t be a lot of time and water. Maybe I'm using too much pink powder.

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What is this pink powder you're using?

As with most things, the right concentration is important.

I used the last of my oxyclean the other day to get the last of the gunk out of a carboy. It's not difficult, IMO, to rinse out a carboy, provided you have a sprayer hose in your sink. A few rinses and it was all good there... Let it dry and I'll be setting it aside...

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What is this pink powder you're using?
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