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Old 03-14-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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It says 3/10ths of an ounce but how much is that? I saw some pictures with yellow water mine is still clear after two small bottle cap fulls in two gallons. Is this enough to sanitize?


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Old 03-14-2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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If anyone can help I'm waiting on an answer before I brew with a few friends and family in an hour or so.


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Old 03-14-2009, 07:05 PM   #3
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I just use the cap that comes with the idopher. Fill it about half way or a hair over half, and add it to a gallon of water. I read somewhere that it should be the color of say Pabst or your standard American Lager.
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thank you... its weird though i added like 2 caps and its only maybe 2 gal and it diluted and looks like water... hmm... i also have the small bottle so the cap is smaller. The lhbs said it would last me forever...it does however smell like a pool/hospital or whatever, so maybe its enough... just added another half cap and its dirty water color, not quite like a pilsner but close enough.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:11 AM   #5
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most people use WAY TOO MUCH of the stuff -- use it according to the directions -- seriously, read the ingredients and what effects they can have on you in full concentration.

This isn't the time to use the America motto - if 1 capful is good --- 17 is better

Again - read the ingredients and warnings on the label and follow the label.

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I do about 1 cap full per gallon, as previously mentioned. Here's what it usually looks like:
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If it calls for 3/10th's of an ounce that it is less than 1 tablespoon. A Tablespoon is half an ounce (5/10th's).
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I do about 1 cupful per gallon, as previously mentioned.
cup or cap ful?

I cup of that stuff for 1 gallon of water is WAY too much
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HOOTER must have meant 1 capfull. 1 cup would stain everything within 5 city blocks brown.
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Yep, 1 capful per gallon if I remember correctly. I've switched to StarSan recently though.


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