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Offline jjflash

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Any US source for peracetic acid?
« on: October 31, 2015, 03:21:56 PM »
Has anyone found a US source for small quantities of peracetic acid, about one liter size or so?
It is available to commercial breweries in 4.5 gallon size ($$).
I have found it in several non US homebrew shops easily.


 
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Re: Any US source for peracetic acid?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 04:07:34 PM »
Has anyone found a US source for small quantities of peracetic acid, about one liter size or so?
It is available to commercial breweries in 4.5 gallon size ($$).
I have found it in several non US homebrew shops easily.
I've not seen any, but ask "why?" - the stuff is nasty smelling.  I'd rather use iodine or even bleach.
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Re: Any US source for peracetic acid?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 04:26:08 PM »
I've not seen any, but ask "why?" - the stuff is nasty smelling.  I'd rather use iodine or even bleach.

Peracetic acid is superior to other disinfectants.
Yes, liquid peracetic acid has offensive odor - strong acetic acid smell.
Powdered peracetic acid is ideal.

Powdered peracetic acid:
Practically no odor
Strong oxidizer
Broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity – effective bactericide, fungicide, and sporicide
Rapid on-contact efficacy under a wide range of conditions
Low corrosiveness on stainless steel
Removes mineral deposits !!!  (unlike bleach or iodine)
Removes biofilm and organic deposits !!! (unlike bleach, iodine or StarSan)
Decomposes rapidly to water, acetic acid and oxygen
Environmentally friendly, (unlike bleach and iodine).
Used in food processing, beverage, medical, pharmaceutical, textile, pulp and paper
Rapidly gaining popularity as a sanitizing agent in the beer & wine industry

One US source I have found:
http://www.brewcitysolutions.com/product/san-o2-gard-peroxyacetic-acid-sanitizer/
Five gallon pail for $140.
Little pricey, but then again would probably last me a lifetime of brewing.
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Re: Any US source for peracetic acid?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 09:35:31 PM »
At that price, a quart of paracetic acid is $6.95 + shipping if the pail actually contains five gallons or $7.66 + shipping if the pail contains 4.5 gallons per Five Star's website.    All you need to do is find a group of local brewers who want to split the pail.