What is your homebrew sanitization process?
September 27, 2012 8:02 PM Subscribe
Homebrewers, what is your sanitization process? I am stymied.
posted by starvingartist to Food & Drink (29 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I got into homebrewing several years ago, made some great batches and some not so great batches, and then gave it up for a while. I want to get back into it, but when I tried several months ago the batch I made ended up tasting... awful. I'm assuming it was a sanitization problem. I have always been daunted by this part of the process.
What do you use? Bleach? Iodophor? Something else?
And more importantly, how do you do it? What does "drip dry" mean? Do you rinse? What surface do you dry your equipment on? If you let something air dry, how long can it sit out in the air before it needs to be sanitized again?
I have Papazian's book, but every time I read it I feel like it kind of fudges the details on sanitization. Thanks in advance for your insight.