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Old 03-25-2006, 05:15 PM   #21
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Comment was Based on a study of Idophor I found



Guess it depends on how you store it
Hmm maybe I've been getting lucky and should rethink thjs.......


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Old 03-26-2006, 02:43 PM   #22
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You're not a real homebrewer if you use bleach.












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After reading all the posts above, I decide to give my 2 worth. First, nothing wrong with using bleech as a cleaner as long as you rinse well with HOT water. The heat will get rid of the chlorine smell and taste.
Second, star-san is about the best sanitizer I have found and can be used indefinately as long as the PH of the solution is below 3.
Third, Idophor sucks... the staining ability of Idophor that is.



 
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:14 PM   #23
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Dunno about that. I recently switched to Iodophor from bleach(got sick of rinsing) and have found that it will last literally for months in a covered plastic bucket.
Got to disagree with you on this one dude...unless by months you really mean hours.
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:38 PM   #24
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Cause they get cloudy?

And slippery as well.
Naw that's easy to rinse off..

I think some type of cleaning stuff got spilled in reacting with the star-san.. Reminds me of the stupidity I displayed when without thinking I used an oxygen based cleaner, ran short, so put another cleaner in the mix (which created a cool looking reaction) When the reaction stopped it looked to be cleaning fine.. took me about 2 hours to ask myself "WTF am I doing soaking an aluminum pot in an Oxygen based cleaner?" By that time I had nicely oxidized my pot.

 
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:22 PM   #25
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I use bleach at 2 cups per 5 gallons in my plastic primaries and secondaries. soak for 1 hour prior to batch and after. rinse well with HOT water and seal up for cool wort or air dry if storing. I figure at that ratio NOTHING can get into the plastic and live. same buckets for 20+ batches not a single problem. they are a little stained and have a hint of brew but no issues. I use one-step and san-star for everything else.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:40 PM   #26
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Hmmm...I use 2 Tbsp per 5g when I sanitize with bleach...seems to work.

 
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:38 PM   #27
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.... and just when I was going to go with Iodophor... It looks like it's be star san instead... I'm all about EASY...

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Old 03-28-2006, 07:44 PM   #28
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Hmmm...I use 2 Tbsp per 5g when I sanitize with bleach...seems to work.
And Papazian says 2 teaspoons per 5 gallons for sanitizing. I wonder sometimes if the whole problem with bleach is that everyone just uses way to much of it.
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:45 PM   #29
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So what's the final word? Is star-san easier, or is iodaphor easier?

 
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:50 PM   #30
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And Papazian says 2 teaspoons per 5 gallons for sanitizing. I wonder sometimes if the whole problem with bleach is that everyone just uses way to much of it.
Man, I've been spending 3x too much on bleach! Of course, I use Star-san 90% of the time, so I guess I'm not saving all that much, anyways. I do agree that people use way too much bleach for sanitation.



 
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