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Old 06-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #11
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Its exactly the same as pouring a beer into a glass that has a little bit of dish soap residue still in it. It kills the head.

Now, you wash your glasses with dish soap I hope, and then thoroughly with the exact same science applies to your fermentation equipment!

Rinse rinse rinse and you'll be fine.

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Old 06-27-2010, 04:35 PM   #12
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Default re: stupid noob!...No you are not stupid!

I work with chemicals daily. I always triple rinse. Just remember to triple rinse your bottles, buckets, etc and you should not have a problem. I am new to brewing but I do use soap to clean and I have not had any issues with my beers.

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Old 06-27-2010, 07:15 PM   #13
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I also use dish soap... liquid detergent... what ever you want to call it and have no problems. Excellent head retention despite it. If you're lax in how well you rinse it won't matter what you use, you'll end up tainting the brew.
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I also heard (as a child) the old wives's tale that if milk is *ever* used in a glass, the beer will not hold a head (in that glass).
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