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Offline Stephenish

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Sterilizing with UV-C
« on: July 03, 2013, 02:05:01 PM »
Has anyone used UV-C to sterilize equipment or wort?

Offline jomebrew

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Re: Sterilizing with UV-C
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 10:32:20 AM »
UV light (sun, steripen, florescent lights, etc) are all bad for wort unless you like skunkiness.

Starsan sanitizes then perfectly for brewing.  Cheap, east and you know it is wet and therefore working.

I have heard of folks talking about UV bulbs but never anyone using them.

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Re: Sterilizing with UV-C
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 11:28:35 AM »
I agree.  Light is bad, star san is good.
At morebeer, star san is about $16 for 32 oz.   1 Oz does five gallons so that's about ten cents a gallon.  It also has like a one minute contact time sanitization ( I give it much more ).

No use experimenting when a proven product is so good and so cheap.
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