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Re: [new_distillers] Soap

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  • Bill Rogers
    if you are concerned about sanitary conditions, google starsan. it s a very easy to use sanitizer that is good for washes
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 14, 2013
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      if you are concerned about sanitary conditions, google starsan.  it's a very easy to use sanitizer that is good for washes


      On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 5:27 PM, last2blast <last2blast@...> wrote:
       

      I know that they add a little soap to almost everything we eat to kill bacteria.

      Will a little soap harm a wash in anyway?

      Robert


    • RLB
      Will soap reducing the surface tension of water harm a wash? I started a 5 gal sugar wash on the 13th, and noticed there was a little soap bubbles floating on
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 14, 2013
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        Will soap reducing the surface tension of water harm a wash?

        I started a 5 gal sugar wash on the 13th, and noticed there was a little soap bubbles floating on top.  I started my yeast in a cup, and it almost instantly started producing CO2.  If this batch doesn't stall, it should give me between 5 and 7 qt. in my stripping run, and it would be disappointing to loose that much alcohol over a little soap.  Will start another 5 gal. in a few days as a control by rinsing it out even better than the first.

        Robert



        From: Fredrick Lee <fredrick@...>
        To: "new_distillers@yahoogroups.com" <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:30 PM
        Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Soap

         
        Most soaps don't kill bacteria, they just decrease surface tension of water. Anti bacterial soaps usually contain triclosan or a similar chemical, which is extremely deadly to yeast, even in small amounts.  

        On Feb 13, 2013, at 6:27 PM, "last2blast" <last2blast@...> wrote:

         
        I know that they add a little soap to almost everything we eat to kill bacteria.

        Will a little soap harm a wash in anyway?

        Robert



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