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Old 04-02-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Just bought a pot of sodium percarbonate, (bruclens steriliser for beer & wine), but instructions are a bit weird. Says on it 4 teaspoons per 5 litres but... surely I dont need to completely fill my container though right? Which is what it looks like it is saying. So for a 19lt container, how much should I use? would 1 teaspoon in a litre of water then shake it around ok? Also as I know i have to rinse it well, is tap water ok for this?

To be completely honest Im a bit disappointed, I got it online and it said its specifically for beer and wine but am sure there are better suited chemicals for this job.

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Old 04-02-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Yeah, you can adjust the amount of sanitizer to the amount of water youre using.

IMO no rinse sanitizers are the best and star san cant be beat.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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I still have a jar of Cooper's Sodium Percarbonate sanitizer I used only once when my Cooper's Micro Brew kit was new. In solution,it smells a heck of a lot like bleach to me. You can adjust the amount to total water volume. It must be rinsed a couple times with hot water till you can't smell it anymore. not as good as the starsan I use now,which is a wet contact no-rinse sanitizer. That was over two years ago when I replaced it with an 8oz bottle of starsan. Still have 3/4's of that bottle. A little goes a long way,as it'll keep in a capped jug for a couple months of use. I mix starsan 3/4's of the way up to the 1/4oz mark on the little measure built into the top of the starsan bottle with 1 gallon of water. I keep it in a 1 gallon SunnyD jug,as they're thicker & tougher than milk jugs. I've been getting about a year out of the SunnyD jugs before they start to leak. Maybe more.

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anyone know where to get small amounts of starsan in the UK? Never heard of it to be honest, the only sanitiser where I bought my kits was the percabonate :/

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Starsan is made in Colorado and may not be available in UK. Shipping would be about $30 in addition to regular cost. I love starsan but iodine is almost as good and I'm sure you can get that in UK.

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anyone know where to get small amounts of starsan in the UK? Never heard of it to be honest, the only sanitiser where I bought my kits was the percabonate :/
Star San and other stuff available in the UK here.
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