Originally Posted by Butter
The airlock started showing signs of life yesterday afternoon, so I guess the easy clean works.
not trying to scare you at all, but you should know that this is by no means an indication of not having an infection. Easy Clean is not technically a sanitizer, the same way oxiclean/hydrogen peroxide isnt technically a sanitizer, though both will work as one to some degree.
it requires more contact time than better sanitizers like starsan would. and since it isnt labled as a sanitizer, there are no instructions saying "x-number of minutes of contact time = x.x% reduction of bacterial load"- so you are just guessing at the effectiveness, proper concentration for sanitizing, and required contact time.
it would work if nothing else were available, but i wouldnt replace my starsan with it. actually, if i needed a quick no-rinse sanitizer, i would probably reach for regular old hydrogen peroxide first. im sure the beer will survive either way though.