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Old 10-08-2013, 01:34 PM   #11
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Starsan is a no rinse sanitizer. Maybe you'll get lucky & that's what they're using.


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Can you get OxyClean or a similar Oxygen-based cleaner over there? That is essentially what PWB is. You can also look for Sodium Percarbonate (ProxyCarb).


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Old 10-08-2013, 07:12 PM   #13
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Also you can use an iodine-based sanitizer like iodophor as a no-rinse. You may be able to get that type of thing at an apothecary or hospital supply. Cheers!

 
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:16 AM   #14
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Have tried but nothing under those exact names, only similar. Next time I will take note of the ingredient/chemical breakdown on the tubs and repost here. Hopefully they are the same product under a different name...
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #15
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What color are the buckets? Does the original product come in a bag inside the bucket?

Most plastic colorants are not FDA approved for direct food contact. While HDPE is safe, the low pH of wort/beer could leech some chemicals out of the colorant in the plastic.

Most, if not all fermenter buckets I have seen are white which is colored with titanium dioxide (pulverized rock) which is food safe.

I would not use them if they are any color but white as you never know what is in the colorant formulation.

 
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:48 AM   #16
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The buckets are semi see through opaque white, the plastic looks very similar to the fermentor we got with the starter kit.

The product isn't bagged in the buckets but apparently they rinse them with sanitized water to get everything out.

Have visited the hatchery and it looks more like a laboratory/bakery than a Chicken Farm.


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