Thick bleach for sanitizer

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  1. Jan 11, 2019 #41

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    Hi!
    I had trouble with residue when I used Wizz Oxi to remove labels from bottles. I simply sloshed some vinegar around each bottle and poured it into the next - it doesn't take much. I would try a cupful of vinegar shaken around in the sealed keg then inspect the results.
     
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    I can testify using thin bleach that wasn't thin screwed up loads of batches of beer for me. If you shake the bottle of bleach, look inside and there are foamy bubbles then it's not thin. I had this happen to me buying identical brands of supermarket thin bleach and some were completely different. I put it down to them changing between bleach types and not caring that thick bleach makes it into the thin as "Ooooh, they're getting a little treat, they are!"
     
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    Yup I just follow the instructions .

    I sterilise in the bath - so it all gets bunged away afterwards !
     
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    Hi!
    I don't like the look of that spray bottle if you plan to use it as a no-rinse sanitiser, but that's only me.
     
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    I personally thought it looked too much to be a no rinse. But I haven't read Chippy Teas links yet
     
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    Milton is a no rinse sanitiser and for wine makers there is no problem not rinsing, we have had this discussion in the beer forums a few times the jury is still out on whether beer brewers should rinse.
     
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    Hi @skulltat280
    The Maximum Protection spray instructions say: No need to rinse except for surfaces in contact with food
    Stick with the Sterilising Solution; put the spray in the kitchen cupboard!
     
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    I think for today I'll make up the Milton fluid and use some of it for a separate spray bottle

    Im not sure what I could even cut the Milton spray with.

    As it's my 1st brew I won't know if it's caused any off flavours

    But then again the spray will only be used for fluid in the airlock, paddle etc. So any contact with the wort would probably water it down to no traces of taste?
     
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    I really wouldn't use that spray in brewing at all. It won't be the same as standard Milton that you make up. Different product entirely I suspect. Obviously up to you though!
     
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    Been thinking I'll just fill up a separate spray bottle from the liquid I make from the fluid bottle
     
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