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I’m not overly impressed with powdered cleansers like Easyclean, especially at $18 for #5. What did you guys use before these powders were so commonplace? I recall using dishsoap and rinsing well.
When I started we would wipe with hot water. On brew day bleach solution and rinse.
Very weak bleach solution… lotsa rinsing… I think some times way back then, thats why some of my brews didn’t bottle condition, just enough bleach to kill yeast! Sneezles61
Dish soap and hot water to clean glass carboys then bleach and rinse to sanitize. B-brite after that, then PBW for other than glass. I still use Dawn and a carboy brush on them to clean. One step works well on everything to clean and I used it for years to sanitize without any problems. Star san now though, even if it does make vinyl tubing feel like it melted a little.
It gets really gross if you leave tubing in there too long
I wonder what is happening to the tubing so I just sent and email to support at Five Star and asked about it. I’ll post a thread when/if they reply.
Thanks guys! I think I’m going to go back to Dawn where I can. I use Starsan now for santizing but recall using some sort of horrid smelly iodine type of product back in the early 90’s.
I think the iodine stuff was called ioda4.
Same here, a lot of my old t-shirts have a white stripe waist high from leaning against a counter with bleach on it.