Originally Posted by Islandboy85
Have you ever used the normal aquarium stone as opposed to a stainless stone? I was wondering how to sterilize the stone - do you boil it, soak it in a sterilizing solution, or just throw it out cause it costs a buck?
a normal aquarium stone is what i use. i've used the current one probably 3 times with no problems. it says on the package to soak for 1 hr in water prior to use, so i just soak it in starsan for 1 hr. it will naturally draw a little of the sanitizer into the stone/tube, i just turn it on, let it spit out the sanitizer and drop it in the carboy. i've heard the foaming isn't AS bad in a plastic bucket. but really, the foaming isn't that big of a deal, just lay down a plastic garbage bag or something to catch it, or just scoop it into a bucket as it comes out. it takes a few minutes for the head to build.