Alcohol as a sanitizer

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Alcohol as a sanitizer

Postby Ren » Mon Apr 06, 2015 17:46

hey,

I was looking for a fast sanitizing solution that would work instantly. For example wiping down lip of the yeast starter flask before pouring it. I heard people were using Isopropyl alcohol or ethanol but not sure where to get it from and what type. I don't really like how Isopropyl alcohol smells as I use it everyday at work. Would it be ok to use for sanitizing before handling yeast?
Maybe somebody has some link or brand name I could look into.

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Re: Alcohol as a sanitizer

Postby Rolfster » Tue Apr 07, 2015 13:13

Isn't this used then burnt off?
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Re: Alcohol as a sanitizer

Postby Ren » Tue Apr 07, 2015 16:20

Rolfster wrote:Isn't this used then burnt off?

Isopropyl will evaporate very fast so you can't burn it off. Cant say anything about ethanol though, haven't used it.
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Re: Alcohol as a sanitizer

Postby Aleman » Tue Apr 07, 2015 16:39

70% ethanol is recommended as s surface steriliser. . . . Or I use 70% IPA if I can't get ethanol :D

personally for flasks and such I just flame the neck, then pour in the zone of the flame.

If it's going to come into contact with beer / foodstuff I tend not to use 'alcohols' though

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