National Chemicals, Inc. B-T-F Iodophor Sanitizer
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February 21, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Pros: No foam, no residue. Does what it is supposed to.
Cons: The cap is weak (the top came off as I screwed it back on). It will stain some plastics.
Recommended? YesThis product is intended for professional kitchen use for sanitizing, but it gives simple instructions on how to use for the home brewer. It has a slight odor to it, and I'm OK with the smell. It will stain some plastics. Some clear tubing I've used is now an amber color. I have two white plastic bucket primary fermentors, and they haven't been affected by it. Overall, it does what I need it to with out the foam or grain from incomplete dissolving from other sanitizers.
December 29, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Pros: Easy to use, and it was available in bulk.
Cons: Will stain clothing.
Recommended? YesIodophor is super easy to use, no rinse, and is not prohibitively expensive, especially if you buy in bulk. The gallon that I bought has lasted me four years and running.
The product will stain clothing and counters. I have a dark ring where the bottle sits, but I could have been more careful about wiping it down after each use.
Similar products are available at some farm supply stores. Look for a food grade, no-rinse, iodine based sanitizer.
November 24, 2010 at 02:51 PM
Pros: Great no-rinse sanitizer! What else to say?
Recommended? YesAwesome no-rinse sanitizer, does an amazing job and is not TOO expensive. The prices range depending on the size of the bottle you purchase, the above price is 3.99 for the small bottle. I highly prefer this over the powdered metabisulfite sterilizers.
April 12, 2010 at 05:54 PM
Pros: love it. havent had a single infected batch yet (knock on wood)
Cons: can leave off flavors in beer if you dont rinse stuff out good (or at least thats what i have read) i havent had a problem yet!
Recommended? Yeshavent had any issues. nothing has been infected, so either this stuff does what it should, or i am just the luckiest person alive. i typically only use a 1/2oz per 4 gallons of water.
Recommended? Yesthis is my backup sanatation method. I use starsan normally. However i do use this to check for starch conversion on mashes.