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Old 09-13-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Idophor for no rinse sanitising?

I use this for beer and would like to know if it will work for wine bottles?


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Old 09-14-2009, 12:01 AM   #2
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no, wine bottles harbor special iodine resistant bacteria. Sort of like super-aids.


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Old 09-14-2009, 12:12 AM   #3
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LOL. So I guess it is alright. I have a big bottle of it and don't want to buy anything else and then have to worry about rinsing. Thanks for the laugh.
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yeah it works fine.
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I use a tablespoon of Potassium Metabisulfite to a couple gallons of water to sanitize the bottles and corks. You just need to put the bottles in the solution for 30 seconds contact time and no need to rinse. Once the bottles are finished throw the corks in the solution and pull them out as you cork.

If you use Potassium Metabisulfite what is left behind is something that is naturally occuring in wine and it will make the wine last longer. If you use Iodophor if any is left behind it will make your wine taste like a Band-aid.

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If you use Iodophor if any is left behind it will make your wine taste like a Band-aid.

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If he uses it in the wrong proportions.
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Correct, but why risk it.
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Correct, but why risk it.
Is there no such thing as too much potassium metabisulphite? If anyone is having that much trouble accurately measuring iodophor, they shouldn't be trusted to brew their own coffee!

Not advocating for or against either method (I've used both, no complaints either way), but I am a huge fan of critical thinking.
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Way too many people use too much Iopophor. They learn from fellow brewers to keep adding it until it has a lot of color. If a little works a lot works a lot better...

Ask Revy...
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/help-much-metasulfite-137107/


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