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Offline brewthru

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Sanitizing Stainless?
« on: November 28, 2021, 07:16:42 am »
I need a recommendation for sanitizing stainless other than Star San, bleach or iodophor.

I previously used One Step, but I now notice One Step no longer claims sanitizing.

I've run into secondary problems when I use Star San (as I seem to recall reading where yeast actually like what's in Star San) and thinking of returning to using One Step (or some other sanitizer).

Thanks.
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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 07:47:52 am »
What's wrong with iodophor?

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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 08:20:31 am »
I use iodophor in my stainless because it’s easy on my hands.


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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 08:23:01 am »
Bleach no. Star San or Iodophor are my go-to sanitizers on all my equipment including SS. You could also use Saniclean by Five Star.
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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 08:47:46 am »
Star San or iodophor.
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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 11:13:09 am »
I've run into secondary problems when I use Star San...

What problems? I prefer iodophor but star-san is a tried and true sanitizer. Are you sure your problems aren't from something else?

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Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 12:01:40 pm »
This thread discusses the pros and cons of Iodophor vs Starsan.

TLDR; Iodophor is a more broad spectrum killer.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=26846.0

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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 12:54:19 pm »
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?

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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2021, 01:01:04 pm »
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?

It could.  I haven't had it happen.
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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2021, 02:00:36 pm »
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?
Phosphoric acid on a cotton swab cleans up any stains I’ve run into including Iodophor or Brewtan B.



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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2021, 02:42:49 pm »
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?
Phosphoric acid on a cotton swab cleans up any stains I’ve run into including Iodophor or Brewtan B.

That's a helpful tip. Next time I get some betadine stains I'm going to try star san...
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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2021, 03:11:48 pm »
70-80% ethanol would probably work; thought it may be that if you are having contamination issues there is a bunch of crud hiding somewhere that needs to be dealt with also.
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Re: Sanitizing Stainless?
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2021, 12:21:28 pm »
Will Iodophor stain countertops, etc?
Phosphoric acid on a cotton swab cleans up any stains I’ve run into including Iodophor or Brewtan B.



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Good to know. Is it Star San mixed at normal sanitizer strength or something specially made up for this purpose?