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A lot depends on how clean your equipment is when you store and how clean the storing environment is. I often will just give something a spritz of star-san if I know it was kept clean and closed up in storage, because I have an all-indoor environment. If I kept my equipment in the garage, I would always use full submersion and full contact time. what's ...


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I would always recommend following the labeled instructions. Most sanitizers work by oxidizing or rupturing the cell walls of microbes. This doesn't happen instantly.


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Before I write my answer, let me say that I'm not sure what's available in the UK. Here in the US, many of us use a product called StarSan, a no rinse sanitizer. However, you can't sanitize a surface until you've removed all of the organic material from in, so many brewers use a product with the brand name "OxyClean" - the generic version works as well - to ...


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Note that this product is both a cleaner and sterilizer. The contact times on the label seem to be more directed at cleaning so it's difficult to figure how much time is required for sterilization of a surface that is already clean. Lacking any better information, you must trust the manufacturer's instructions. The sanitizer that you see people swishing ...


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Sanitation is paramount. That said, these are normal instructions for most early brewers. Mostly its because when people get started its assumed they don't make an investment in 8 gallon pots (probably because most stovetops will never boil a full 5 gallons). Most municipal water supplies have very low microbial contamination. When coupled with an ...


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While they say to add cold water, this is water that han been boiled and chilled. The dilution method does two things, allows a larger batch size than your boil pot capacity and helps cool the wort for pitching.


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An s-type airlock allows air in, but the liquid remains in the airlock rather than getting sucked in


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There is a trick to pulling a small sample or drawing yeast. Use a 1" blow off tube of ample length to reach the bottom of a bubbler jar on the floor. The volume in the tube is enough to draw a small sample, as you draw the sample you will see the sanitizer suck up in the tube, don't let it crest the arch and you're ok. For a large draw you can use a ...



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