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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New cleaning products
« on: January 28, 2015, 07:20:32 PM »
Hey Jonathan-

would this be a no rinse cleaner at listed dosage rates- 1 tablet per 3 gallons?


Great question.  A previous poster mentioned our philosophy on "no-rinse cleaners" in a previous post, and my answer will essentially be the same.  A rinse step is very important, even at low dosages, because not only does it remove trace detergent chemicals (although percarbonate breaks down into natural, harmless salts, we also use various alkaline agents that you wouldn't want to track into your beverage), but rinsing also removes any of the solids and gunk that your cleaner has loosened.  When applying a no-rinse sanitizer, residual organic material and detergents have the potential to impact the effectiveness of a sanitizer if not properly removed by rinsing.

"Why is Rinsing important? Rinsing is designed to carry away residual detergent and soils after the wash step. It also provides a great opportunity to inspect your equipment for any stubborn soils that might have been missed during the wash phase. Some home brewing sanitizers lose effectiveness in the presence of a detergent, so rinsing helps insure that the sanitizing process has the best opportunity to make your equipment 99.9% free of microbes. The team at Craft Meister also uses the rinse step to routinely check for wear and tear on fittings, valves and handles. The worst (and most likely) time for any of those parts to fail is when your mash tun or kettle is full of hot material. "

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New cleaning products
« on: January 28, 2015, 05:58:53 PM »
I've asked Jonathan Ettlie from Craftmeister to join this thread to answer questions.  He will not be selling or advertising the product here.  If anyone has a problem with his posts, please contact me.

Thank you Denny.  Hello guys, this is Jonathan, the "Brewing Ambassador" (AKA Brand Manager) from Craft Meister chemicals.  I would like to be active on this forum as a product expert and someone that can offer assistance and answer questions about cleaning and sanitizing.  I'd be more than happy to field and answer any questions regarding the Craft Meister and BTF Iodophor products that National Chemicals, Inc. manufactures.


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