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Offline EnkAMania

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Re: starsan +iodine ?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2018, 03:46:29 PM »
I use both.  On brew day, I make some iodophor up.  I have a five gallon batch of Star San in a bucket that is used for non brew day (kegs, keg lines, etc.)
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Re: starsan +iodine ?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2018, 03:54:23 PM »
I use both.  On brew day, I make some iodophor up.  I have a five gallon batch of Star San in a bucket that is used for non brew day (kegs, keg lines, etc.)
I almost do the same. Kegs and anything yeast related get iodophor, fermentors and other brewday gear gets starsan which I keep a bucket of. I will rinse and sanitize my empty fermentors with the iodophor when I am purging kegs as well.

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Re: starsan +iodine ?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2018, 09:26:09 PM »
Having read about iodophor staining plastic—does it stain Speidel fermenters?

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Re: starsan +iodine ?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2018, 10:01:34 PM »
Having read about iodophor staining plastic—does it stain Speidel fermenters?
Might.   I haven't had my Speidel very long.   But I'll happily stain it rather than have spoiled beer.
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Re: starsan +iodine ?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2018, 10:15:40 PM »
Having read about iodophor staining plastic—does it stain Speidel fermenters?

I've used it on plastic buckets for years, which I would guess are made of the same material.  Never had any staining.
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Re: starsan +iodine ?
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2020, 06:40:03 PM »
It takes some contact time to stain.  It will stain just about any plastic if it's in contact long enough.  So for things you sanitize and don't soak you probably won't see a lot of staining.

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Re: starsan +iodine ?
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2020, 03:03:10 PM »
I switched to Iodophor after a persistent low grade infection got into my Brew house Fermenters back when I fermented exclusively in plastic.  The Iodophor stopped it.  Now I’m mostly stainless, but still use Iodophor for everything, except the occasional bottles used for competitions (fearing a highly sensitive palate might pick up any trace of Iodophor in a light lager or blonde ale.  (I know - it is more superstition than likelihood, but I enter so few competitions anymore that I guess I am hoping for a slight bit of luck).
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