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Old 07-15-2005, 06:46 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I was just wondering. When getting all the gear to brew from a HBS a while back I asked them to put in some sanitizing cleaner. I told them to just put whatever they thought I should have in the pack. They sent a packet of a white powder (they packaged it themselves) and it has a homemade label that says "One Step" on it. Is this the same thing as Iodaphor?

 
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:51 PM   #2
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Hi all,
I was just wondering. When getting all the gear to brew from a HBS a while back I asked them to put in some sanitizing cleaner. I told them to just put whatever they thought I should have in the pack. They sent a packet of a white powder (they packaged it themselves) and it has a homemade label that says "One Step" on it. Is this the same thing as Iodaphor?
The iodophor I got from my HBS is a liquid...I think they gave you One Step.
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The iodophor I got from my HBS is a liquid...I think they gave you One Step.

Iodophor is a dark iodine liquid. One-step is is what you have.
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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So, apart from one being a liquid and the other a powder what is the main difference between them (besides one is iodine)? Is one better than the other or does it matter?

 
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:32 PM   #5
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So, apart from one being a liquid and the other a powder what is the main difference between them (besides one is iodine)? Is one better than the other or does it matter?
I think One Step is both a cleaner and a sanitizer. Iodophor is just a sanitizer.
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:33 PM   #6
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Oh, OK Thanks!

and to continue the quesitons. . .

I've read that some of you are using OxyClean for cleaning. Is that common and if so, is it working well?

 
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So, apart from one being a liquid and the other a powder what is the main difference between them (besides one is iodine)? Is one better than the other or does it matter?
Do believe it would be price where Iodophor is much cheaper. I don't know that for a fact as I've not purchased one step , but I can get 1 liter (34oz) of Iodphor for $15. You use 2 capfuls to 5g to create your sanitizer. I don't recall how much a capful is in oz's but I've done 13 batches sanitizing for primary, secondary and bottles with this one bottle and have about 1/2 liter left...

EDIT - 1 cap = 1/4oz. Need 1/2oz per 5g to create your sanitizer solution.


 
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:02 PM   #8
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Ok, I'll have to remeber that next time I buy.

Well then, how much of the one step goes in a gallon of water?

Thanks, you guys are really helping me out.

I'm brewing my first batch tomorrow and I'm very excited but nervous. I know, I shouldn't be nervous, its just beer. But, I am. Its good nervous. Mostly excited though. Its Brew Eve!!

 
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Ok, I'll have to remeber that next time I buy.

Well then, how much of the one step goes in a gallon of water?

Thanks, you guys are really helping me out.

I'm brewing my first batch tomorrow and I'm very excited but nervous. I know, I shouldn't be nervous, its just beer. But, I am. Its good nervous. Mostly excited though. Its Brew Eve!!
I just read 1 tablespoon one step per 1g. Also saw 13oz One Step for $4 at my HBS web site. It's Friday, someone else do the conversions/math on what's more cost effective

http://www.undergrounddigital.com/cleanserinfo.htm

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Old 07-15-2005, 08:31 PM   #10
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thanks! I'll be sure to let you guys know how it goes.

 
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