Products to Clean & Sanitize Brewing Equipment

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When it comes to making beer one of the most important things you have to make sure you do well is to clean and sanitize your home brewing equipment.

This is crucial to the whole process!! Brown Ale Home Brew on Bar Top With Piece of Barley Next to it

Home brew is very susceptible to bacteria and you can easily lose a batch if you are not careful and diligent with your cleaning and sanitizing of your equipment.

I have done a post that shows you the exact steps to take to make sure you never lose a batch of beer due to this.  I highly recommend you check that post out.

Click the following link to to check it out => How to Sanitize Beer Making Equipment and Never Lose a Batch of Beer

Listed below are the ONLY products I use and highly recommend you do for cleaning and sanitizing my home brew equipment.

It is important that you understand that cleaning and sanitizing are not the same things.  This is covered in the post I just gave you the link to above but the basics you should understand are:

Cleaning:  Everything needs to be cleaned.  Get all visible debris, gunk, residue, trub, hops, etc off your gear.

If it is stainless steel (kettle, etc) you can use a scrub brush with bristles on it.  If it is plastic (fermenter, bottles, etc) you cannot as it will scratch the plastic allowing bacteria to get in the scratch.  Use a sponge or a soft cloth and lots of elbow grease instead.

For cleaning I recommend either PBW (powdered brewery wash) or Oxi Clean.  Either works great.  PBW is made for brewing and is just slightly more expensive; but since it is designed for brewing I find it does the better job and I prefer it.

However Oxi Clean also does a good job. Oxi Clean is a household cleaner and is a bit less expensive and as long as you get the unscented Oxi Clean it will do the trick.


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Sanitizing: Only items not effected by the boil need to be sanitized.  What this means is any item that will not be sanitized by the boil you MUST sanitize with a good food grade sanitizer.  I cover all of this in detail in this post.

There is only ONE sanitizer I would ever use or recommend and you will find most home brewers will say the same thing.  And that is StarSan.  This stuff simply rocks!

I love it so much I used it in my micro brewery also.

Simply follow the dosage instructions on the bottle when mixing it with water; and then let all of your items soak in it for a couple of minutes and you will be great.


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There you go my friend… use these products and do what I teach here and you will be in great shape making great beer.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below.

Cheers Big Robb is out!

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