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Old 11-09-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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Default Iodophor - Does it have to dry?

I have been using iodophor ever since my second batch...But I just realized something. I don't always let it dry.

I know it's a no-rinse sanitizer when at 12.5 ppms, but does it have to dry?


I normally don't let it dry all the way just becaues of time. For instance, I sanitize my primary during the boil, but it's definitely not completely dry when I transfer to it.


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Old 11-09-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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No, it does not have to dry. Just needs to be wet for the required contact time.


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Old 11-09-2007, 04:44 PM   #4
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Ok, just to clarify....

I know it doesn't have to dry to sanitize the equipment, I'm mainly asking if it's safe to drink . I'm assuming that if I put beer on the remaining Iodophor, the Iodophor will never actually dry and will be in the beer....right?
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by bigben
Ok, just to clarify....

I know it doesn't have to dry to sanitize the equipment, I'm mainly asking if it's safe to drink . I'm assuming that if I put beer on the remaining Iodophor, the Iodophor will never actually dry and will be in the beer....right?
I would not drink it at 12.5 ppm, but the small amount left on the equipment, diluted into the entire volume of beer will be fine (safe, no taste, etc.).
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:17 PM   #6
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Ok cool. I haven't tasted it in any of my brews yet. I just came to the realization that it wasn't drying first before transfering. Same goes for kegs and bottles when I rack to them...they are usually still a bit wet.

Thanks for making me feel better
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:07 PM   #7
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Whats the required contact time @ 12.5 ppm?
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:35 PM   #8
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I believe the bottle states 2 minutes.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:06 PM   #9
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Yep, 2 mins...
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I think it might be less in reality. 2 minutes is the required test time by the EPA.

Take a listen to BasicBrewin Radio interview with Murl Landman of National Chemicals, he talks about iodophor in great detail: http://cdn.libsyn.com/basicbrewing/bbr03-22-07.mp3


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