Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brew Science > How does iodophor/iodine sanitize
Thread Tools
Old 04-01-2009, 04:26 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 116
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Originally Posted by HairyDogBrewing View Post
Speaking of bromine:
Does it have any advantages for homebrewing?
I think it's used in pools, hot tubs, etc. so it should be readily available.
Why not use it for cleaning and/or sanitizing?
Bromine and Chlorine are both used for aquatic sanitizers, as well as ozone and UV light. The main difference between the two as far as sanitizing goes is that chlorine doesn't stick around very long in hot conditions (i.e. hot tubs). Bromine is used as a substitute because it can withstand hotter conditions better. And I would be hard-pressed to believe a bromine sanitizer is more readily available than bleach, which is the same chemical most pools use as a sanitizer (sodium hypochlorite)

TreeTop Brewing

Bottled: ESB, Belgian Pale, Belgian Dubbel, Pumpkin Ale, Vanilla Bourbon Porter, Chile Pepper Porter
TheTower is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caps -- To Sanitize, or Not to Sanitize? Pelikan Bottling/Kegging 48 06-07-2012 05:35 AM
Iodophor vs. Iodine Born Brewing Co. Equipment/Sanitation 12 04-27-2011 09:12 PM
iodine test, where to buy suitable iodine? nathan All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 04-26-2010 12:58 PM
iodophor concentration for 1.6% iodine? Mossbergmike Equipment/Sanitation 2 01-13-2009 01:24 AM
iodine vs Iodophor abracadabra Equipment/Sanitation 27 03-08-2007 04:58 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads