TSP & Bleach - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > TSP & Bleach
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2007, 02:23 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9
Default TSP & Bleach

I have an old homebrew book that recommends soaking bottles in a TSP/Bleach combo for 24-48 hours prior to bottling. I also read somewhere else that you should never use TSP on glass, but it doesn't say why! Anyone have any bad experiences with TSP? Does it maybe degrade the glass over time? So far 4 batches in the bottles are fine, just curious.


Kaazmar is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 02:25 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 14,225
Liked 772 Times on 492 Posts
Likes Given: 81


TSP is nasty. I used it on my bottles till I realized that plain water cleans them just as well prior to storage.

Immediately prior to bottling, I give my clean bottles a rinse with some StarSan. No problems yet!
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 03:06 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
FlyGuy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,604
Liked 175 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 7


TSP and bleach is nasty stuff, but it will clean anything. But be careful -- it will pit glass and stainless steel if left long enough.

I use it only when I REALLY need to clean something grungy. Otherwise, oxyclean for everything else (almost as good, much safer on your equipment, and better for the environment).
FlyGuy is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bleach mpetty Equipment/Sanitation 14 07-26-2013 08:17 PM
bleach /help!/ 400d Equipment/Sanitation 4 09-27-2009 03:56 PM
Bleach ffgus Equipment/Sanitation 2 10-25-2007 01:56 AM
Bleach + Keg = ? raleighharwell Equipment/Sanitation 5 05-31-2007 01:42 PM
Anyone here use bleach? Waldo Equipment/Sanitation 22 11-02-2005 08:15 PM

Forum Jump