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Bon79

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A quick query about cleaning. I've just been using washing up liquid, then sanitising everything prior to storage, and sanitising again before using. Is that a no no? Seems to have been OK so far, but was wondering what other people do to clean their equipment.
 

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Hi Bon, most people use oxi you can get it in 2kg tubs in B&M and yes washing up liquid is a big no no, if you do use oxi make sure it's not perfumed
 

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Thanks for that! Is that the stuff you use for washing? Does the strength of the solution matter too much? Cheers.
 

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That's the one i get mine in B&M make sure you use fairly warm water to mix it or it clumps and is a pita, as for strenth just fallow the instructions on the container
 

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Personally I tend to clean the small components - grids/filters/hop spider in the dishwasher then rinse in water before use , then sanitise. It makes life a bit simpler!
 

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It's a bit of a minefield I agree. I usually give all the equipment/fermentors a good clean and scrub immediately after use, dry it thoroughly and store. Before using it again I rinse well then use products such as chemsan, a no rinse sanitiser formula before use.
I've never heard about Oxi Rod, but will have a look!
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