I am new to brewing and I’ve been wondering about alternatives to no-rinse cleansers and bleach. I know that both of these are commonly used in home brewing, but I am hoping to find an effective alternative with less chemicals/toxicity. While I know one of the most important things about home brewing is sanitation, I don’t like the idea of mixing my beer with cleansers. So far I’ve considered two alternatives:
Non-toxic, biodegradable, unscented cleanser that can be washed off equipment (i.e., Seventh Generation dish liquid; ingredients: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/Free-a … /Dish-Soap).
Grain alcohol (190 proof) that can be diluted and used like bleach but not leave behind a toxic residue.
Would either of these alone or a combination of both provide effective sanitation for brewing?