Author Topic: suggestions for food (beer) safe wetting agent?  (Read 878 times)

Offline jjflash

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suggestions for food (beer) safe wetting agent?
« on: July 23, 2016, 07:58:55 PM »
My water is very hard. 
It leaves larger water drops especially on glass, and mineral spots unless wiped off immediately.
I was thinking of adding some kind of food safe wetting agent.
Would especially like to add a wetting agent to my sanitizers so they drop clean out of glass vessels, rather than beading up.
Any suggestions?
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Offline homoeccentricus

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Re: suggestions for food (beer) safe wetting agent?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 08:26:49 PM »
Yes, I would [edit: use] RO-water or demi-water. If you use Star San, it'll keep much longer as well.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2016, 10:37:51 PM by homoeccentricus »
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Offline Philbrew

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Re: suggestions for food (beer) safe wetting agent?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 03:57:23 AM »
My water is very hard. 
It leaves larger water drops especially on glass, and mineral spots unless wiped off immediately.
I was thinking of adding some kind of food safe wetting agent.
Would especially like to add a wetting agent to my sanitizers so they drop clean out of glass vessels, rather than beading up.
Any suggestions?
Is your water from a well or municipal?

Also, wouldn't a wetting agent be detrimental to head retention?
« Last Edit: July 25, 2016, 03:59:19 AM by Philbrew »
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Offline jjflash

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Re: suggestions for food (beer) safe wetting agent?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 06:22:43 PM »
Is your water from a well or municipal?

Also, wouldn't a wetting agent be detrimental to head retention?

Good quality community well water.

Would especially like to use a wetting agent in my sanitizers; peracetic acid and Starsan - to get them to drop clean from glass and plastic rather than beading up, especially vessels used in yeast propogation.  Not sure about effect on head retention. I suspect residue would be minimal in final beer product.  Willing to try.
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