« on: October 10, 2010, 09:54:46 AM »
So, I have new kettle with a ball valve, and I'm wondering about sanitization. I'm using an immersion chiller, so the wort will already be cool when it passes through.
What's the best way to sanitize the valve? Run some boiling water through, before the wort boil? Spray a little iodophor in there with a spray bottle? Or, does it just get hot enough from the boil to sanitize? That leads to another question: is it safe to have a hose on the barb during the boil?
Thanks in advance...