I just realized I've not sanitized anything - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > I just realized I've not sanitized anything

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-23-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
Camride
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 109
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



So I thought that the little bottle of powder that came with my Midwest Groupon kit (basic kit) was sanitizer, but I never actually read the bottle. I looked at it last night and it states it's a cleaner (stated on their website as: 4 Oz. of Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser), not a sanitizer. I've made three brews though with no infection though. :banana:

Just thought I'd point out that improper sanitation doesn't always equal instant infection. And yes, I already picked up some star-san today.
__________________
Almost out - Irish Red
Bottled - Imperial IPA
Fermenting - Belgian Trippel
Up Next - Trappist, Imperial Irish Red

All extract for now but making plans for the AG switch.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
Dougan
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Stevens Point, WI
Posts: 453
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I've heard this cleaner has "unofficial" sanitizing properties. I wouldn't recommend using it as your only sanitizer, but it could explain why it allowed everything to work for you.
__________________
"Traffic. If only it were as light as your beer" - Miller MGD 64 truck. A thought I have every day while driving in heavy traffic, downing light beers.

Search Recipes by Ingredients | Check out my brewing recipes!

Primary: Lagunitas IPA Clone
Kegged: German Pilsner, Clydesdale (Spotted Cow Clone)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
beerkrump
 
beerkrump's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Triune, TN
Posts: 2,113
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts


That cleaner is a lot like OxyClean. It has a solid that dissolves into dilute hydrogen peroxide. In high enough concentrations, H2O2 is a sanitizer. However, at the concentrations used, it can be a disinfectant. All that means is that the kill rate of microorganisms is smaller. Thirty years ago, that cleaner was the standard sanitizer for home brewing.

Don't panic, I have a feeling you'll end up with beer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
Redcat
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Seattle, WA
Posts: 108
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Oxiclean & One Step are sanitizers, just not FDA approved. They both generate hydrogen peroxide as part of the process, which cleans and sanitizes surfaces.

With that said, I still use Star-san after I use Oxiclean or One Step when brewing/bottling/etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
Camride
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 109
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by beerkrump View Post
That cleaner is a lot like OxyClean. It has a solid that dissolves into dilute hydrogen peroxide. In high enough concentrations, H2O2 is a sanitizer. However, at the concentrations used, it can be a disinfectant. All that means is that the kill rate of microorganisms is smaller. Thirty years ago, that cleaner was the standard sanitizer for home brewing.

Don't panic, I have a feeling you'll end up with beer.
Oh I did, I've already knocked back my first brew and my second is bottle conditioning now. I'm not worried at all, I'm mostly just pointing out that forgetting or not using Star-San or some other equal sanitizer doesn't equal instant beer death.

I have a tub of OxyClean so I'll be using that and Star-San from here on out.
__________________
Almost out - Irish Red
Bottled - Imperial IPA
Fermenting - Belgian Trippel
Up Next - Trappist, Imperial Irish Red

All extract for now but making plans for the AG switch.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
wafflesbr0wn
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 81

That takes a lot of my mine first brew. I did the same thing four days ago. My first brew too.. Panic. I'm glad that someone else has done that LoL!! I still smell alcohol coming out of the airlock. That is a good thing right? Getting ready to probably move to secondary tomorrow. Airlock hasn't bubbled in a day and a half.. So, I figured I could rack it to the secondary tomorrow. Or should I wait till Monday?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
dbhokie
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Lynchburg, Virginia
Posts: 407
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


I used Easy Clean for my first four batches, delicious.

Kind of like food (one of my other hobbies is hot sauce), just because the FDA doesn't approve it, doesn't mean it isn't effective to the task, it can be backwards beaurocratical nonsense.

That being said in the interests of caring too much I use Star San. My LHBS told me easyclean would work perfectly fine used in the right concentrations, but better to err on the side of caution I suppose.
__________________
On Deck
Abbey Ale #2
Rye Imperial Pale Ale
Primary
20 Gallons of Apple Cider
Secondary
Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter
Conditioning (Bottle)
---So Sad

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
wafflesbr0wn
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 81

LoL!! Stupid question here. How do u edit ur profile? IE: pictures, quotes. Ect.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
Camride
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 109
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by wafflesbr0wn View Post
LoL!! Stupid question here. How do u edit ur profile? IE: pictures, quotes. Ect.
User CP (Control Panel) towards the top left of the site.

How long has your beer been in primary? You should leave it in primary for at least 2 weeks before moving it to secondary.
__________________
Almost out - Irish Red
Bottled - Imperial IPA
Fermenting - Belgian Trippel
Up Next - Trappist, Imperial Irish Red

All extract for now but making plans for the AG switch.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 09:00 PM   #10
hwilshusen
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Bridgeton, MO
Posts: 85
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts


I did the same thing with my first 2 non Mr Beer batches. Every thing turned out ok. All new equipment might have helped. Now I'm using Starsan.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
uh... I just realized I screwed up... slantedbolt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 11-02-2010 11:29 PM
I realized I was hooked when...... BearsWickedBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 12-22-2008 07:22 PM
I just realized I brewed a 2.6 abv beer. timgman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 21 12-06-2008 07:01 PM
Just realized a possible error Brewno Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 06-27-2006 04:44 AM
just realized i'm very lucky drvodka Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 09-08-2005 06:33 AM


Forum Jump