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Old 27-08-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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I had what I think is a bit of a result yesterday, I phoned my local Asda pharmacy section and asked if they could get me in some Videne Antiseptic Solution, they got it in sameday and this morning I collected 2x 500ml bottles for £4.41 each. Bearing in mind I dilute this down 2.5ml in 2000ml water each bottle is good for 400L (if i've done my math correctly ) so I should be OK for quite a while to come.



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Old 27-08-2008, 05:40 PM   #2
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You have enough for us all for a while



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Old 27-08-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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After my usual argument with the pharmacist She miscalculated the price and I got 2 bottles for 4.38 . . . Nice result there

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Nice one Aleman.

yep you got your maths right Wez...it lasts for ages....even if your me...and I sanitise everything

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That is a good result

I want to know though, what is your "usual argument" with the pharmacist?

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I've never been asked what I want to use it for

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Oh they asked me that, I just said that I like doing 'experimental operations' she just said oh, right, no problem

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Old 28-08-2008, 07:20 AM   #8
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Oh they asked me that, I just said that I like doing 'experimental operations' she just said oh, right, no problem


she probably wished she'd never asked ! haha

wow that stuffs well cheap. i'm getting through no end of richies sanitiser and it aint cheap

what's the procedure for sanitising with videne? is it a spray stuff or do you just drop it in similar to the richies powder? does it need any special rinsing?
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Old 28-08-2008, 08:51 AM   #9
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Hi Brew

For cleaning I use a Soda Crystal solution (£0.42p per kilo at ASDA) then rinse that realy well then use a Videne solution to 'serilise' (1.25ml per L). So for getting a fermenter ready I clean out with soda crystals 5 tbsp per L, rinse then add 4L cold water to the FV and add in 5ml Videne put the lid on and swirl around making sure every part gets contact with the Videne for a couple of mins. At 1.25ml per L it's supposed to be 'no rinse' but I always rinse it.

Hopefully some of the other guys will add their tips and tricks for cleaning, i'd like to hear about using Videne in a spray bottle as thats something I haven't thought about doing

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I use videne in a spray bottle, and also a wash bottle. Spray inside and outside surfaces of the clean FV and corny posts and disconnects (at 2.5ml/L - which is the maximum no rinse concentration), I also use a spray into bottles prior to filling . . . although I might use peracetic instead just depends on how the feeling takes me. I also fill empty beer lines with the more usual 1.25ml/L after cleaning, and then pull it through after connecting a keg.

The spray bottle I use to flush out the tap nozzles after pulling a pint to stop nasties growing up there.

Star san is best used in a spray bottle, and peracetic is very effective when used as a spray/mist



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