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Iodophor
« on: June 29, 2014, 04:31:41 PM »
I'm just curious as to whether anybody else here uses Iodophor over Star San. 

I know they both work well, but sometimes I feel like the last homebrewer on the planet who uses this product.

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 06:50:33 PM »
The "older" guys in the club here use iodophor. I'm always a bit surprised.

The club also has a raffle stocked by the LHBS during the monthly meetings. There is always iodophor in the pot and I am shocked how quickly folks choose it.

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 07:10:52 PM »
I use Iodophor once a year to kill any bugs that have become resistant to StarSan.  I don't know if that can even happen or if temporarily switching sanitizers is an appropriate safeguard.

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 08:06:34 PM »
Came with my first kit 20+ years ago and using it ever since. Never any problems so continue to use. 

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 08:19:53 PM »
I started using it in the early 90's and have ever since.  One reason may be that I found a gallon that was discounted ($5.99 or $6.99) at a farm supply store in about '92 and just ran out a year or so ago.  A little goes a long way when used right!

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 05:39:07 AM »
Still have my first bottle of it from 7 years ago when I switched over to Star San.  You want it?

I didn't care for the smell or the staining of my hoses and equipment.
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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 05:55:53 AM »


I didn't care for the smell or the staining of my hoses and equipment.

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 07:44:27 AM »
I use Iodophor to sanitize starter equipment because it's easier for me to measure small amounts of it than StarSan.
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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 08:18:18 AM »
I don't like the idea of being entirely dependent on an acid-based sanitizer given that the most common brewery contaminants are acid-producing bacteria.
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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 09:21:09 AM »
I use it occasionally as it is is cheaper than Star San. I use it for uses where I dispose the sanitizing solution after use, such as sanitizing the counterflow chiller.

But then again, I still use bleach.  ;D

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 09:55:52 AM »
I use Iodophor once a year to kill any bugs that have become resistant to StarSan.  I don't know if that can even happen or if temporarily switching sanitizers is an appropriate safeguard.

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2014, 12:36:21 PM »
I use Iodophor to sanitize starter equipment because it's easier for me to measure small amounts of it than StarSan.

I make 1-quart spray bottles of Star-San that come in really useful for this kind of thing.
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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2014, 12:47:44 PM »
I use Iodophor to sanitize starter equipment because it's easier for me to measure small amounts of it than StarSan.

I make 1-quart spray bottles of Star-San that come in really useful for this kind of thing.

+1.  I make 5 gallons of StarSan at a time, then fill a spray bottle from that to spray on beer and gas posts, QDs, etc.
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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 12:54:34 PM »
I use Iodophor to sanitize starter equipment because it's easier for me to measure small amounts of it than StarSan.

I make 1-quart spray bottles of Star-San that come in really useful for this kind of thing.

+1.  I make 5 gallons of StarSan at a time, then fill a spray bottle from that to spray on beer and gas posts, QDs, etc.

I KNEW I bought that 3 pack of spray bottles for a reason. Thanks!

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Re: Iodophor
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2014, 12:55:08 PM »
I use Iodophor to sanitize starter equipment because it's easier for me to measure small amounts of it than StarSan.

I make 1-quart spray bottles of Star-San that come in really useful for this kind of thing.

So do I, but for some reason I always pull out the Iodophor.  Dunno why.
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