Sterilizing??? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Sterilizing???

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-13-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
LILJONNYWV
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
HUNTINGTON,WV, WV
Posts: 130


I bought a brewers best beginer kit and didn't realise it didnt come wit anything to sterilize it with, just with a cleaner solution. But my question is what do I put in the airlock?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 01:17 AM   #2
boo boo
Recipes 
 
Jun 2005
Hearts's Delight, Newfoundland
Posts: 4,165
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts


First it is hard to sterilize in a brewing situation, but we do sanitize a fair bit.....

Buy a good sanitizer solution like Star-san and mix it for use.

I use star-san in my airlocks but a lot of people use cheap vodka. Really anything that won't contaminate the beer should be good. Boiled cooled water is also good.
__________________
How do you BBQ an elephant....first you get your elephant....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 02:31 AM   #3
eljefe
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
eljefe's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Pittsburgh
Posts: 471
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


+1 on cheap vodka for the airlock.
__________________
Primary 1: Wee Heavy
Primary 2:
Secondary 1:
Secondary 2:
Keg 1: Northern Brew #1
Keg 2: 11.11.11
Next Up: Bourbonator

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 03:10 AM   #4
sp1365
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Marengo, IL
Posts: 479

Pick up a good sanitizer and use that. Either Idophor or Star-San.

+1 on the vodka for the airlock.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 03:44 AM   #5
DanWadeOKC
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Oklahoma City
Posts: 21

I've been using tap water in the airlock. first batch of beer tastes funny. could this be an (the) issue?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 03:51 AM   #6
BioBeing
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,520
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts


How did you/will you sanitize the fermenter? Bleach? Go get some Starsan or iodophore.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sterilizing Oranges for dry hop? Sonnyjim All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 03-25-2009 11:40 PM
Sterilizing Caps? Pelikan Bottling/Kegging 17 11-05-2008 01:18 AM
Sterilizing Bottles cslewisster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 06-01-2008 10:44 PM
Sterilizing Corny's PitsPale Bottling/Kegging 3 05-09-2007 01:25 PM
Sterilizing Pat Equipment/Sanitation 9 01-02-2005 02:19 AM


Forum Jump