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Old 03-26-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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I am curious if anyone knows how long 1 step stays effective as a sanitizer? I want to keep some in a spray bottle, but have been dumping it after each step, as I am not sure when it loses its effectiveness.


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Old 04-08-2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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shameless bump. Anyone?


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Old 04-09-2008, 10:31 PM   #3
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I wouldn't trust it past 1 week.
star-san is better
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That's why I switched to starsan. The one step works by creating hydrogen peroxide which breaks down. One week probably if you keep it in a dark, cool place and the container is clean. The starsan I can test if it's still good with litmus paper.
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Here is a good thread that discusses different sanitizers, and how "technically" Onestep isn't a sanitizer....Good info.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=54932
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I love Star San, it is affordable, concentrated and after this first brew session with it... a real time saver! I LOVE IT.
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I am still using bleach. Cheap and well, from my few brews seems okay.
But ya, I am heading towards Star San, just that my nearby home brew supply shop doesn't have it. Need to go to a further store for that.
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use iodophor
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I am still using bleach. Cheap and well, from my few brews seems okay.
But ya, I am heading towards Star San, just that my nearby home brew supply shop doesn't have it. Need to go to a further store for that.
but it online. Williams has the HUGE bottle for like $13. makes like 240gal of sanitizer...an avg. brewer MIGHT use that much in 12 months.

the only thing I don't like about iodophor is the potential for staining...I'm hella messy.
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I used to use bleach/water... but I have alot of clothes now with white spots on them. I also HATE rinsing, and rinsing well, it is wasteful and time consuming. I bought the large bottle of Star San and I figure that I can get 33 brew sessons of cleanser out of it. IT SAVES TIME!


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