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Sanitation
« on: March 11, 2010, 03:29:58 PM »
After I sanitize my bottles, they tend to have a slight film that tastes kind of salty.  Is this normal?  I use the one step sanitizer and bottle about an hour after cleaning them. 

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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 04:48:26 PM »
I've never tasted the film, but I know when I used one step it did leave a film.

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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 09:32:30 PM »
Ditch the One Step and get some Star San.  You'll find it more convenient and less expensive.  Don't fear the foam!
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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 09:44:37 AM »
+1 for Star San
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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 10:15:40 AM »
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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 10:31:44 AM »
What about sanitizing the bag to dry hop in and sanitizing the wrap to put over the yeast when rehydrating?  Do you guys boil the bag or soak them? 

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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 10:33:34 AM »
I use heat for botles:

- add a few drops of water. Moist heat sanitzes better than dry heat.
- cap with aluminum foil.
- put them in the oven
- bake them at 250 F for 2 hrs. The timed bake feature helps a lot
- let the oven cool w/o opening the door before removing them
- fill with beer and keep the aluminum foil caps for future bottle sanitations.

It takes a bit more lead time than star san sanitiation but there is no rinsing or draining required. As for actual amount of work it might be the same amount.

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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 11:05:07 AM »
What about sanitizing the bag to dry hop in and sanitizing the wrap to put over the yeast when rehydrating?  Do you guys boil the bag or soak them? 

I put dry hop bags in a cup or 2 of water in the microwave for a couple minutes.  I don't sanitize either foil or plastic wrap if it's right off the roll.
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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 12:38:44 PM »
I find that Starsan doesn't leave a film behind and is very practical.

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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 12:42:19 PM »
...foam is good...never fear the foam.

except in bottling or kegging where it can trap air.

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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 12:56:31 PM »
...foam is good...never fear the foam.

except in bottling or kegging where it can trap air.

Kai

HA! 

I should have figured that you would blow a hole in my happy theory Kai.  :D
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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2010, 01:24:29 PM »
Exactly what I thought, too!   :D
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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2010, 02:23:41 PM »
I should have figured that you would blow a hole in my happy theory Kai.  :D

Sorry about that :)

This concern about foam made me change the procedure for sanitizing a keg. I now rack StarSan into it instead of dumping it into the keg though a funnel.

Kai

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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2010, 03:15:10 PM »
I should have figured that you would blow a hole in my happy theory Kai.  :D

Sorry about that :)

This concern about foam made me change the procedure for sanitizing a keg. I now rack StarSan into it instead of dumping it into the keg though a funnel.

Kai


Well, I guess this is your next experiment...figure out how much O2 a given volume of StarSan foam contains!  I'm sure you have nothing better to do!  ;)
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Re: Sanitation
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2010, 05:06:54 AM »
...foam is good...never fear the foam.

except in bottling or kegging where it can trap air.

Kai

HA! 

I should have figured that you would blow a hole in my happy theory Kai.  :D

I've been using a spoon to scoop the Starsan foam off the top of the keg when I fill it.
Had a few people tell me it's not necessary. Now I have an actual reason
for doing so.