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Old 06-18-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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I'm just about out of my One-Step sanitizing solution, and need to get more. What I'm wondering though, is if there is a sanitizing solution that ppl reccommend as better than One-Step. Thanks!

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Old 06-18-2007, 12:55 PM   #2
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No-rinse sanitizer is no-rinse sanitizer. I use Star San. You could do a price comp, but other than that, it is what it is.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:27 PM   #3
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Evan, do you notice that your no-rinse Star-San creates any funky flavors in your beers?

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Old 06-18-2007, 02:31 PM   #4
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Iodaphor. It's cheap and works, and it doesn't foam. I buy it in big bottles for extra savings. One capful takes care of 5 gallons.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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StarSan is great stuff, if you don't mind the foam. I make up a 5 gallon batch of it and use it for weeks, storing it in a keg between uses.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:47 PM   #6

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Iodaphor. It's cheap and works, and it doesn't foam. I buy it in big bottles for extra savings. One capful takes care of 5 gallons.
Same here, Iodaphor.

 
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:14 PM   #7
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I'll thrown my hat in for starsan as well. I switched to it from diversol and will never go back! The bubbles definitely take some getting used to.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:16 PM   #8
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Iodaphor. It's cheap and works, and it doesn't foam. I buy it in big bottles for extra savings. One capful takes care of 5 gallons.
One capful makes 2.5 gallons, IIRC (at 12.5PPM). I hope that I'm remembering correctly, 'cause that's what I use!

Another vote for Iodophor here.
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:56 PM   #9
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One gallon jug of iodine udder sanitizer for $19.99 at the feed store. Can't get cheaper than that!
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One capful makes 2.5 gallons, IIRC (at 12.5PPM). I hope that I'm remembering correctly, 'cause that's what I use!

Another vote for Iodophor here.
this is correct. Iodophor is all i use to sanitize. i rinse everything, too, but i have great water.
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