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Old 04-13-2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default One button, chemical free, 5 minute sanitiser

Was wondering whether anyone knows of a dishwasher on the market that is hot enough to truly sanitise, or whether one could be modded to heat up to over 100*C, (if this is the temperature that would be needed).

I wouldn't want to put hydrometers or plastic tubing in there, but it would be a great and potentially easy mod to just press a button to get all my stainless steel equipment boiled, dried under its own heat and ready to go in 5 mins without the need of chems.

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Old 04-13-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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100 C is boiling at sea level... I'm wondering how you could exceed this at all, since a dishwasher isn't a pressure-capable machine.

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Old 04-13-2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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I used to use my dish washer to sterliize my bottles, never had an infection. It was just a regular dish washer.

BUT, not in 5 minutes, are you kidding?

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I just wish there was a way to say add a squirt or 2 of Star San on the rinse cycle. Man I could patent that and it would be Brewers dream.!

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:27 AM   #5
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I just wish there was a way to say add a squirt or 2 of Star San on the rinse cycle. Man I could patent that and it would be Brewers dream.!
You could always use starsan in the jet dry dispenser.


I'm joking. I think.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:35 AM   #6
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You could always use starsan in the jet dry dispenser.


I'm joking. I think.
*blinks*

*thinks about it*

*blinks again*

Why not? Who's going to try it?
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Not this guy. My jet dry dispenser is currently filled with jet dry, and I doubt I'd be able to clean all of it out.

But please, someone try this and report back to us!

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Old 04-14-2009, 01:39 AM   #8
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Many restaurant dishwashers use a chemical sanitizer. Check it out.

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Old 04-14-2009, 01:58 AM   #9
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Why not? Who's going to try it?
Umm that's what I do already... I thought everyone did... I have a dedicated "brew" dishwasher in my basement kitchen. PBW in pre-wash hole and star san in rinse-helper (or whatever it's called) hole.
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Gabriel, heat sanitizing is a function of time and temp. There is a range of temps from about 60°C on up, with ~ 1 hour required for 60°C to practically "on contact" for 100°C. A standard heat sanitizing temperature in the US (restaurants- dishwashers) as defined by our FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is ~82°C for 30 seconds.

Sometimes, if I need to sanitize something quickly, I use my electric kettle (I mean like for tea, not the boil kettle for beer brewing). When the kettle boils the water, I just pour the ~99°C water over a small item I need to sanitize (holding it with a pair of tongs!). That kills pretty much everything.

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