- Wow. More and more difficult to obtain,expensive and dangerous chemicals.Isn't there something a small scale hobby distiller (like me) can use after each run to keep the system clean that is a little more common and less powerful? I was thinking regular strength hydrogen peroxide or vinigar?Gary
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- I know that you can use hydrogen peroxide and vinegar as a sanitizing agent. You put each in separate spray bottle. It doesn't matter which you spray first. But they have to be in separate bottles.hope this helps.
- Great!Why can't they be mixed?Gary
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- I don't why you people go for all the exotic sterilizers. When you
distill, there is always some distillate that you chuck out. This is
the best sterilizer there is. Pure alcohol has been used in
sterilization in hospitals and as swabs for injections for many years.
Then just rinse out with H2O (water) and you have just recycled some of
your low/high end distillate.Cheers
I think there needs to be a differentiation between sterilizing and sanitising here, coming from a pharmaceutical background, sterilizing is literally removing “all” bacteria and sanitizing is “lowering” them to an acceptable level.
Alcohol will clean but washing with water will again introduce bacteria if not properly dried, I agree it’s a good sanitizing method but not infallible
Just my 2 bobs worth again J
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- wel, almost. The best sterilization occurs with 70 % ethanol and not at
>From: "leo_advocaat" <leo_advocaat@...>
>Subject: [new_distillers] Re:cleaning solution.
>Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 06:38:19 -0000
>I don't why you people go for all the exotic sterilizers. When you
>distill, there is always some distillate that you chuck out. This is
>the best sterilizer there is. Pure alcohol has been used in
>sterilization in hospitals and as swabs for injections for many years.
>Then just rinse out with H2O (water) and you have just recycled some of
>your low/high end distillate.Cheers
>1. Isopropanol is best at 70%. Ethanol is best at 62%.
> wel, almost. The best sterilization occurs with 70 % ethanol and not at
> higher concentrations.
2. Alcohol is not great at killing fungii or bacteria.
3. Alcohol isn't as effective in the presence of organic matter, so clean the container well