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Old 10-09-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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So I have a really simple question. I brewed my first batch of beer last night and followed everything to the tee. But i have a possible dumb question, actually definitely a dumb question but its leaving me stumped. What does everyone do after they sanitize there equipment. I sanitized everything per instructions but then after i stirred anything i didnt know where to set my spoon. As i was dumping into my fermenter i wasnt sure where to place my lid and airlock, measuring cups, etc I guess simple answer is a sanitized wire rack ir maybe im just over thinking it haha. Any input would help

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Sanitized rack sounds good. I just use a spray bottle of Starsan and spritz everything as I go.

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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Ok perfect! Thank you. I was kinda just standing there nervous to touch anything becauae everything you read really pushes sanitation ha

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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As you suggeted, i use a sanitized wire dish rack. It works great.

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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I leave sanitizer in a bowl and just set things in it as I need to. Little sanitizer goes into the wort, but that never hurt anything...

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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Ok sounds good thank you very much! Now its time to get out of work and hopefully see something bubbling

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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Since the fermenter lid is just about the last thing I need, I place it (bottom side up) on a sanitized counter and put everything like spoons, cups etc. on it. If the counter is sanitized stuff can also go on it.

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:23 PM   #8
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I also use the spray bottle method and sanitize as I go. Works great!

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #9
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I fill a 5 gallon bucket with sanitized water and just let everything sit in it when I'm not using it. If you use Starsan it actually acts as a yeast nutrient, so don't worry about drips getting in your wort. My kettle lid even fits in it. I sometimes have to fish around for smaller items, but that just sanitizes my hand.

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #10
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I sanitized the counter before resting anything on it. 2nd time I went a little overboard maybe, would re-clean and re-sanitize...

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Also do you sanitize the brewpot (boil) or is it a waste of time?

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