Sanitizing - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Sanitizing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-05-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
chassisman
Recipes 
 
Jun 2004
Posts: 1


I am about to attempt becoming a homebrewer, and I was wondering is a steam "wand" would be the best tool for sanitizing equipment and bottles. It would be easy for me to make one, as I have a complete metal fab shop. Any feedback?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2004, 01:44 PM   #2
Kevin Dennis
Recipes 
 
Jun 2004
Posts: 10

I would say no.

There are several sanatizers out there that work just fine

Idophor ( iodine )

Star san ( acid no rinse)

household bleach
__________________
I've run out of homebrew so I am drinking pabst to punish myself.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
chefpyro
Recipes 
 
Jun 2004
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Posts: 1

undefined
What I would use is whatever the homebrew shop suggests. I use a Sanistar sanitizer and it works just fine. I haven't had any problems with it. Let us know what you think. Happy Brewing!
__________________
Relax, Don't Worry! Have a Homebrew!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2004, 09:50 PM   #4
richanne
Recipes 
 
Jul 2004
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 73

any one-step, no-rinse sanitizer from a HBS will work great for you.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 11:47 PM   #5
BitterRat
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Sep 2004
Earth
Posts: 107
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I would go to your LHBS and get some PBW and StarSan, you can get this in a kit together, it's by 5 Star. They are very easy to use and among the best on the market.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2004, 07:10 PM   #6
sweepking
Recipes 
 
Oct 2004
Posts: 37

Hello all, new guy here. I figured this would be as good a place as any to jump in. I use One Step and have had no problems with it. Very easy and doesn't stain things the way Iodophor can.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2004, 06:37 AM   #7
Roy Boy
 
Roy Boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2004
Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 20

The ordinary household bleach does the trick for me, and cheap too!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2004, 09:43 PM   #8
Daztrout
 
Daztrout's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2004
Federal Way WA
Posts: 5

Hi also first time posting. I feel that if your just starting out house hold bleach is the way to go due to the fact that it's cheap and effective (just don't use it on/in stainless steel). Once you start getting into kegging etc I would then look into using the off the shelf sanitizers. DT

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 01:41 AM   #9
Roy Boy
 
Roy Boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2004
Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 20

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daztrout
(just don't use it on/in stainless steel)

What happens if you use it on steel?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2004, 02:43 AM   #10
Daztrout
 
Daztrout's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2004
Federal Way WA
Posts: 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roy Boy
What happens if you use it on steel?
Bleach has a nasty effect on the protective layer that makes stainless steel so corrosion resistant. Bacteria AND rust, yuck!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sanitizing MLT? WhirlingBastard All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 09-07-2009 04:29 PM
Sanitizing Oak? Poobah58 Mead Forum 6 04-11-2009 04:19 PM
Sanitizing bmac4007 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 12-26-2008 11:13 PM
sanitizing ? KingC Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 05-23-2007 11:40 PM
Sanitizing a CFC pokey Equipment/Sanitation 3 06-09-2006 12:29 AM


Forum Jump