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Old 01-14-2012, 04:20 PM   #11
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Thanks again Guys! Looks Like PBW and Star San

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Old 01-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #12
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Need a little help. Today is day 3 for my first brew in the primary. I'm supposed to be removing the blow-off tube and adding the airlock (per my directions). I originally used C-Brite as my sanitizing, as this is what came with my kit. I took the leftover C-Brite/Water solution and put it in a small tupperware container and put it in the fridge (been in there since Thursday morning at 2:00 PM). Can I use this solution again today to sanitize and fill up my airlock? Or would you recommend I use some new C-Brite (I have a little left in the packet)...or just use some of the Popov vodka I have in the pantry?

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Old 01-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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Need a little help. Today is day 3 for my first brew in the primary. I'm supposed to be removing the blow-off tube and adding the airlock (per my directions). I originally used C-Brite as my sanitizing, as this is what came with my kit. I took the leftover C-Brite/Water solution and put it in a small tupperware container and put it in the fridge (been in there since Thursday morning at 2:00 PM). Can I use this solution again today to sanitize and fill up my airlock? Or would you recommend I use some new C-Brite (I have a little left in the packet)...or just use some of the Popov vodka I have in the pantry?
I just brewed a Brooklyn kit (Everyday IPA) and decided to get rid of the C-brite as it reminded me too much of bleach. I used vodka in the airlock, seemed safer than using c-brite.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #14
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I've been using vodka in my airlocks for quite some time now. Anything that gets in it dies of alcohol poisoning. If you get a suck back,No flavors will be contributed.
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Starsan and oxyclean

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Old 01-15-2012, 02:01 PM   #16
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only thing i can add to this thread, is buy a REALLY nice spray gun, I use might all the time, easiest way to clean things, I call in the Sanni Gun.. LOL
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You really want a no rinse sanitizer. Get a big bottle of StarSan. It's one ounce in 5 gallons so it will last for years. And yes, it works great in a spray bottle. I mix it up in a one gallon bottle of distilled water so it can be reused many times. StarSan matched with the vinator makes bottling a breeze. And remember, it really is no rinse so don't fear the foam!

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C-brite spray bottle...starsan in a 5-gallon bucket and PBW/oxyclean for cleaning. Also, I accidently bought saniclean instead of starsan, it rocks. Its more concentrated and great for getting off beer stone and cleaning after PBW

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Default Starsan, PBW (Oxyfree & TSP90) and Saniclean

Saniclean is great for cleaning beer lines and flushing pumps after a PBW cycle. No foam means little cavitation in the pumps. Good for bottle prep too. Also nice when filling kegs so you can actually see the beer rise to the top.

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All three are fantastic.

FWIW - I use a 70/30 blend of Oxyfree (Walmart or Meijer) and TSP90 (Red Devil brand)....available at ACE hardware and most other full service hardware stores.

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