racking cane sterilization - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > racking cane sterilization

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-11-2008, 02:05 PM   #11
jayhoz
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Posts: 154

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
Wallpaper tray works well also.

Best couple of bucks I ever spent.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2008, 02:36 PM   #12
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,971
Liked 52 Times on 45 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Elfmaze View Post

Also for spraying starsan. Do i use a normal concentration or make it stronger?
Normal strength!


__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2008, 03:02 PM   #13
jds
 
jds's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,913
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts


I spritz iodophor from my spray bottle into the racking cane (it can be done if you hold the two together) until it's full-ish, then wait the 2 minutes contact time.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2008, 03:27 PM   #14
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,149
Liked 1622 Times on 1050 Posts


I like the pipe idea better than the wallpaper tray because it's something you can leave filled and sealed somewhere and it doesn't take up a lot of space. Of course, that only matters if you're using a sanitizer like starsan where it will stay viable over long periods of time.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
BIAB Large Mesh False Bottoms and SS HERMS COILS are IN!!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2008, 06:12 PM   #15
Elfmaze
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Allentown, PA
Posts: 558
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts


i hear its only good for about four weeks. But it will let you make a one gallon batch a month as well as give you a safe place to store you're cane, hydrometer etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2008, 07:35 PM   #16
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 50,258
Liked 3336 Times on 3202 Posts


I had this idea a couple months ago and made one. But during my leak test ( I tried to get away with just silicone caulk) my leak test failed. It held good until I went to pick it up, WOOSH. I've yet to get back to it.
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo's mom

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2008, 11:42 PM   #17
malkore
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Elfmaze View Post
i hear its only good for about four weeks. But it will let you make a one gallon batch a month as well as give you a safe place to store you're cane, hydrometer etc.
Its good as long as the pH doesn't go over 3.2 I think.

and you can just 'recharge' it with a little more star-san when it does.

Me, I paid $2 for a simple spray bottle, not a garden weed sprayer you can pressurize.

works great.

the only downside to spraying iodiphor...is the potential staining from the iodine.

star-san is clear
__________________
Malkore
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2008, 01:30 PM   #18
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 50,258
Liked 3336 Times on 3202 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by malkore View Post
the only downside to spraying iodiphor...is the potential staining from the iodine.

star-san is clear
Don't let the clearness mislead you. SWMBO is none to happy with starsan after finding 2 bottle cap size circles chemically "etched" into our new counter tops We thought, what the hell is that from, then I saw a bottle cap and placed over top of it and...WHOOPS. The starsan on a cap sitting on the counter during bottling day left a ring.... But wait you said 2 rings...Yes I did it again. It's not real noticeable unless looking from an angle, but to a woman on her new countertops, it might as well be a 1" hole drilled through it.
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo's mom

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2008, 01:50 PM   #19
lustreking
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 774
Liked 25 Times on 23 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by IrregularPulse View Post
Don't let the clearness mislead you. SWMBO is none to happy with starsan after finding 2 bottle cap size circles chemically "etched" into our new counter tops We thought, what the hell is that from, then I saw a bottle cap and placed over top of it and...WHOOPS. The starsan on a cap sitting on the counter during bottling day left a ring.... But wait you said 2 rings...Yes I did it again. It's not real noticeable unless looking from an angle, but to a woman on her new countertops, it might as well be a 1" hole drilled through it.

I've only had trouble with the undiluted Starsan though. When it's diluted, I spray it all over the place without any problems.
__________________
My brewing site:
http://brewing.lustreking.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2008, 01:56 PM   #20
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 50,258
Liked 3336 Times on 3202 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by lustreking View Post
I've only had trouble with the undiluted Starsan though. When it's diluted, I spray it all over the place without any problems.
Now that you said that, Maybe it wasn't a bottle cap. It could have been the starsan cap laying face down. It was a while ago. But the rigns are still there to remind me


__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo's mom

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Racking without a racking cane or autosiphon conpewter General Techniques 1 01-09-2009 07:38 PM
Racking Cane Jack-A-Roe Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-22-2008 12:58 AM
No racking cane ashbyp Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 04-11-2008 10:20 PM
s.s. racking cane uglygoat Equipment/Sanitation 7 12-09-2005 05:24 PM
Racking Cane captaineriv Equipment/Sanitation 2 10-23-2005 03:05 PM


Forum Jump