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Having fun with sanitation
« on: January 23, 2012, 01:29:06 PM »
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 03:51:53 PM »
Well, I think we all know how my equipment will be sanitized from now on.  ;D
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 04:01:13 PM »
That's one way to get the job done. What did you use...isopropyl?
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 04:41:56 PM »
I had no idea star san was flammable!
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 04:53:07 PM »
 :), That is not me.... I have burned off eyelashes and eyebrows way too many times in the past.

I just encountered it on the interweb, and found it interesting. 

Hopefully the Weeze will report back. ;D  I bet it sounds cool at the end.

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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 05:22:14 PM »
A few ounces of Everclear might do that.  You need something as close to 100% alcohol as you can reasonably get, though.  (Ethanol or isopropanol should work, isopropanol's probably cheaper for tax reasons.)  As opposed to alcohol sterilizing without flame, where 70% is the ideal strength.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 06:26:19 PM »

Hopefully the Weeze will report back. ;D  I bet it sounds cool at the end.

I get back home to Idaho Saturday, and will begin experimentation. My first thought is some mix of gunpower andgasoline. Will post findings Sunday. 
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 06:39:28 PM »
I get back home to Idaho Saturday, and will begin experimentation. My first thought is some mix of gunpower andgasoline. Will post findings Sunday...

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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 11:15:23 AM »
anyone else shiver from seeing a glass carboy sitting directly on bare concrete? 

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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 12:02:35 PM »
anyone else shiver from seeing a glass carboy sitting directly on bare concrete? 

...with fire in it....yeah, I did.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 01:05:13 PM »
I wonder if denatured alcohol would work?  Hmmm.  Pretty much ethanol by any other name with a few more toxic additives in it.

I don't think I want to risk a carboy, much less my legs, arm or an y of my epidermis really, to testing it out though.

Let us know how it goes Weaze.

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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 03:07:21 PM »
It's probably illogical, but I don't think I'd want denatured alcohol anywhere near my beerware.  Which seems irrational on closer observation, given that it probably would burn off completely.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 03:48:58 PM »
Even after that, I'm not sure I'd trust the match to be sanitary.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 03:54:23 PM »
It's probably illogical, but I don't think I'd want denatured alcohol anywhere near my beerware.  Which seems irrational on closer observation, given that it probably would burn off completely.

I'd never use denature alcohol to try and sanitize anything either.  I was just thinking about what I had on the chemical shelf in the shop.   :D

The way my luck goes it would explode and give my wife another "told you so" moment.  Once I could hear again and the stitches were all in.

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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 04:10:39 PM »
must.

resist.

urge.

to.

try.
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