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Old 11-17-2008, 02:10 AM   #91
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Is Start San safe for septic tanks?


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Old 11-17-2008, 02:19 AM   #92
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I use OneStep or Iodophor. I fear the foam.


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Old 11-17-2008, 02:21 AM   #93
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Is Start San safe for septic tanks?
According to the manufacturer it is good for septic tanks.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:43 AM   #94
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I use OneStep or Iodophor. I fear the foam.
Are you afraid of the dark too? Come on brother, the foam is your friend!!
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:09 PM   #95
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i needed to clean my keg and couldnt find the oxyclean so i used comet. then i read it has bleach in it. i let my keg soak for an hour or so. do i scrap it, or will can it take the one time abuse?
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:28 PM   #96
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I love using bleach and ammonia! It smells great and the fumes give me a gnarly buzz! (not really, its very toxic I was joking!) I used a mild anti-Microbial hand soap, my kit us brand new so I just wanted to be safe. I have definitely gotten some good tips reading this thread. I usually go out of my way to sanitize the surfaces I will be working around with lysol, before cooking. We will see how the first batch comes out, hopefully my OCD will work out for the good this time!
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:46 AM   #97
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For some reason I can't find the quote, but someone mentioned in this thread leaving a bleach solution in their primary overnight to give it a good solid cleaning. Is this alright with a plastic fermenting bucket? Wont be overly corrosive?
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I just heard that OneStep was forced by the FDA to change their labels because it is in fact NOT a cleaner and sanitiser but merely only a cleaner.

So I went ahead and bought some OneStep and StarSan just to be safe....
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So I went ahead and bought some OneStep and StarSan just to be safe....
That is the method I use, One Step for cleaning and Star San for Sanitizing.

One question for the group here: Are there situations where we would use One Step vs PBW to clean? I was wondering what exactly the differences were.

I currently use one step for cleaning, but I understand PBW is better for certain applications (i.e. keggle, carboy, and keg cleaning) Is this true?
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how can I know if I mixed the right amount of PBW with my water? I loaded up my bathtub and it made the water cloudy for a short bit and now there are a few areas where it looks like some nearly disolved patches on top of the water...does that mean I need to add more water?


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