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Old 10-06-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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I read someone complaining of Iodophor contamination, supposedly caused by not letting the carboy dry out completely after decanting the sanitizing solution. I've never had this happen. has anyone else?

I always use 2 capfuls for 5 gallons of cool water. Let it sit in the carboy for a while, then decant. Then right before I add wort, I upturn the carboy again to let the small amount of residual solution run out.

Anybody got beef with Iodophor?


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Old 10-06-2006, 09:11 PM   #2
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I for a while thought I had iodophor contamination in my bottles. But my beer just need to age more.


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Old 10-06-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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I use Iodophor with 1 cap per 5 gallons and have not had any problems. My understanding is with the proper dilution, it is a no rinse sanitizer.
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Old 10-06-2006, 10:08 PM   #4
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I personally like it better than anyother type of sanitation except maybe caustic but who uses that??? I have only (In the begining) ever had what I thought was a contaminated batch from it. I dont use as much as Monk only one FULL cap per 5 gal of COLD H2O if you use hot H2O you defeat its ability to do its job
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:10 PM   #5
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I thought the dilution rate was two capfuls per 5 gallons...

This is a great resource for Iodophor... indicates that there is no need to worry even about completely drying, even a little sanitizer that gets in the wort is NBD...

http://www.bayareamashers.org/conten...s/iodophor.htm
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Just read the label on my liter bottle of Iodophor...states 1/2 cap=1/4oz. and 1/4oz will sanitize 2 1/2 gallons. So with the liter bottle cap, a cap will sanitize 5 gallons to 12.5 ppm
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I can say from *ah hem* personal experiance that leaving as much as 2 cups in a keg has little effect on taste per 5 gallons.

You dont want to know how I know this.

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Old 10-07-2006, 06:28 AM   #8
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I can say from *ah hem* personal experiance that leaving as much as 2 cups in a keg has little effect on taste per 5 gallons.

You dont want to know how I know this.

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