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Old 10-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #31
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I use it for all my brews it is reliable and drops out well.....

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #32
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Hello, I did not read the entire OP, nor did I read the entire thread.

I have had a very persistent infection however, and the only way I was able to eliminate it was using Hydrogen Peroxide @ a 50/50 mix with water submerging everything that comes in contact with the wort or beer for 72 hrs.

I will also state that nothing else and I mean nothing else worked on the infection I was dealing with, Washing then soak in StarSan then soak in a 50/50 Bleach Bombs then Wash again then soak in StarSan again did nothing, nothing else worked period.

Soaking in Hydrogen Peroxide for 72 hrs Worked.

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Hello, I did not read the entire OP, nor did I read the entire thread.

I have had a very persistent infection however, and the only way I was able to eliminate it was using Hydrogen Peroxide @ a 50/50 mix with water submerging everything that comes in contact with the wort or beer for 72 hrs.

I will also state that nothing else and I mean nothing else worked on the infection I was dealing with, Washing then soak in StarSan then soak in a 50/50 Bleach Bombs then Wash again then soak in StarSan again did nothing, nothing else worked period.

Soaking in Hydrogen Peroxide for 72 hrs Worked.

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i've seen where you claimed to have found a super bug immune to star san in another thread. if i were you i would contact five star about this, i'm sure they would be very interested.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #34
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I recon it is quite possible a bug could mutate to be immune to Star San . Just as they do antibiotics. How ever I am not sure any bug could survive a 50/50 bleach soaking .

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I recon it is quite possible a bug could mutate to be immune to Star San . Just as they do antibiotics. How ever I am not sure any bug could survive a 50/50 bleach soaking .
i doubt this is true, the super bug discovered by a homebrewer.
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What super bug are referring to ?

So you really think a bug can survive a bleach soaking ? But then I said I am not sure . Perhaps 50/50 is not strong enough to kill off some types of bugs .
One more thing on bleach . I know this from using it on myself to wash poison ivy oils off . all bleach is not created equal by far . Clorox . use it . that cheap stuff in the dollar store is already diluted . Not only will it probably not kill anything much , you can pour it full strength on your poison ivy rash after scratching it raw and it will only sting a tiny bit .
maybe that was the problem

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What super bug are referring to ?

So you really think a bug can survive a bleach soaking ? But then I said I am not sure . Perhaps 50/50 is not strong enough to kill off some types of bugs .
One more thing on bleach . I know this from using it on myself to wash poison ivy oils off . all bleach is not created equal by far . Clorox . use it . that cheap stuff in the dollar store is already diluted . Not only will it probably not kill anything much , you can pour it full strength on your poison ivy rash after scratching it raw and it will only sting a tiny bit .
maybe that was the problem
wow. just....wow.
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Ok Guys,

I really don't care if anyone believes me or not, what we went through is not BS.

I just wanted to give others an option to help them be able to reuse there plastics instead of the standard throw everything away and start over (like I was told to do).

Do some research on using different sanitizers like we did, the key word here is sanitizers, the only way to kill any bug for sure, is to sterilize it.

Hydrogen Peroxide worked when nothing else would, Believe it or Not, thats your call, but its really not cool to make it sound like Im making this up, we went through months of research and months of testing infected plastics in mini batches of beer to figure out how to kill this bug.

I really hope this information helps people that are only getting the standard answers, StarSan, Bleach, or Throw everything out.

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...Hydrogen Peroxide worked when nothing else would, Believe it or Not, thats your call, but its really not cool to make it sound like Im making this up, we went through months of research and months of testing infected plastics in mini batches of beer to figure out how to kill this bug.

I really hope this information helps people that are only getting the standard answers, StarSan, Bleach, or Throw everything out.

Cheers
Where did you buy hydrogen peroxide in such large quantity? 5 gallons of 50/50 is not a measly amount. You didn't go your local CVS and raided a shelf's worth, did you?

I think the pros use some sort of acid.
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wow. just....wow.
why " wow " It is a simple question to your post .
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