Iodophor. I still have some left over SO3, which stinks to hell! I sometimes soak a bottling bucket in that for a day or so, then rinse it like mad with tap water, then half-fill with iodophor. I figure a Sulphur based agent followed with an iodine based agent should clean up just about every bug
For bottles, I'm switching to iodophor as well, once I get a bottling tree.
Iodophor is non-rinse (in correct dilution) and reusable too. In fact it has a colour indicator. Once it's no longer orange, the disinfection properties are done and you toss. It also has the added use of mash completion indicator. Iodine turns starches black, so you take a sample of your mash, add a drop of iodophor and if you see black, there are still unconverted starches.
It's only $8 for 250(?)ml and makes a litre of solution per ml. Definately the stuff
It is Hydrogen peroxide, collodial silver and distilled water.
Never a problem with the product, make it up in a spray bottle and spray everything.
$5.00 a bottle of 250mls. Lasts ages as only 30ml used per brew
You can buy it at Woolies, too easy
No need to rinse, no odour, no worries.
I keep hearing about idophor but have not seen it, I will keep looking
i have used it before but the silver irons is a problem as the wine industry does not use it and u can not export it to foriegn countries with silver in it .
try dophor at esb .
he a post form on the grumpys forum about one shot from one of the employeies of grumpies.
'One Shot' is a Low Foam, high acid detergent based sanitiser. It contains no iodine and can be used in hot or cold water.
Its U.N. Number is UN 1760.
It is corrosive and contains Ortho-Phosphoric Acid.
It is primarily a dairy industry product and is used in vat and line wash systems.
It's active constituents are Phosphoric Acid and ALKYLARYL SULPHONIC ACID.
It is yeast friendly and in our opinion is better than Brewshield or Sodium or pottassium Metabisulphite.
The Brewshield product as we understand it contains colloidal silver, not thatthis is an issue, it's just that if you were a wine exporter, you wouldn't be able to export your wine anywhere, it's use is illegal for use in the wine industry in most countries.
The latter two, just kill yeast. We are making a yeast based product. It is the yeast that makes the beer, provides significant impact on it's flavour, it protects the beer from bacterial invasion and preserves the beer in bottle. Our response, don't use stuff that impedes yeast!
Until something comes along that is as safe to use and as effective as One Shot, we will continue to offer it for sale.
Oh! One other thing, this is the product we use in the brewery, so this is the product we sell!