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Title: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: brewthru on November 28, 2021, 07:16:42 am
I need a recommendation for sanitizing stainless other than Star San, bleach or iodophor.

I previously used One Step, but I now notice One Step no longer claims sanitizing.

I've run into secondary problems when I use Star San (as I seem to recall reading where yeast actually like what's in Star San) and thinking of returning to using One Step (or some other sanitizer).

Thanks.
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: narvin on November 28, 2021, 07:47:52 am
What's wrong with iodophor?
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: BrewBama on November 28, 2021, 08:20:31 am
I use iodophor in my stainless because it’s easy on my hands.


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Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: Kevin on November 28, 2021, 08:23:01 am
Bleach no. Star San or Iodophor are my go-to sanitizers on all my equipment including SS. You could also use Saniclean by Five Star.
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: denny on November 28, 2021, 08:47:46 am
Star San or iodophor.
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: RC on November 28, 2021, 11:13:09 am
I've run into secondary problems when I use Star San...

What problems? I prefer iodophor but star-san is a tried and true sanitizer. Are you sure your problems aren't from something else?
Title: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: tommymorris on November 28, 2021, 12:01:40 pm
This thread discusses the pros and cons of Iodophor vs Starsan.

TLDR; Iodophor is a more broad spectrum killer.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=26846.0
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: neuse on November 28, 2021, 12:54:19 pm
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: denny on November 28, 2021, 01:01:04 pm
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?

It could.  I haven't had it happen.
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: BrewBama on November 28, 2021, 02:00:36 pm
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?
Phosphoric acid on a cotton swab cleans up any stains I’ve run into including Iodophor or Brewtan B.



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Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: erockrph on November 28, 2021, 02:42:49 pm
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?
Phosphoric acid on a cotton swab cleans up any stains I’ve run into including Iodophor or Brewtan B.

That's a helpful tip. Next time I get some betadine stains I'm going to try star san...
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: chinaski on November 28, 2021, 03:11:48 pm
70-80% ethanol would probably work; thought it may be that if you are having contamination issues there is a bunch of crud hiding somewhere that needs to be dealt with also.
Good luck!
Title: Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
Post by: neuse on November 29, 2021, 12:21:28 pm
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?
Phosphoric acid on a cotton swab cleans up any stains I’ve run into including Iodophor or Brewtan B.



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Good to know. Is it Star San mixed at normal sanitizer strength or something specially made up for this purpose?