Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Isopropyl achohol

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Woodland Park, CO.
    Posts
    307

    Isopropyl achohol

    I have a shared walking with our kitchen. i was wondering if there is a problem using 70% isopropyl alcohol with in the same room as the food. the owner is concernd it will ruin all the food.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Florence, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    342
    What are you using 70% Isopropyl alcohol for again?
    Scott Maurer
    Brewer, making the best beer I can
    Just Off North Jetty Road, (in my Barn)
    Florence, Oregon

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Woodland Park, CO.
    Posts
    307
    tc connections on my brite tanks when i connect my racking hoses

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Florence, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    342
    I use a spray bottle with Starsan mix to sanitize my connections. No vapors, no worries.

    You could also carry around a 5 gallon bucket with a mix of Starsan or SaniClean in it and keep the TC fittings in that, dip the racking hose before connecting and you're golden.
    Scott Maurer
    Brewer, making the best beer I can
    Just Off North Jetty Road, (in my Barn)
    Florence, Oregon

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Palau
    Posts
    1,517
    I'd suggest ditching the Isopropyl in favor of any number of better sanitizers. Isopropyl is not food grade, is not good for rubber products, stinks, and is less effective than others. Starsan, Peracetic, Chlorine dioxide, even Iodophor would be a better sanitizer. It's also common practice to use Ethyl alcohol and flame on sample valves and other microbiological sample sites. But not Isopropyl.
    Phillip Kelm--Palau Brewing Company Manager--
    Worldwide Brewery Installations
    www.GitcheGumeeBreweryServices.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Posts
    602
    if you want to stick with alcohol switch to ethel - i found a cheep source is Everclear from your liquor supplier.
    Operations Director, Tin Roof BC
    ted@tinroofbeer.com
    "Your results may vary"

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Santa Rosa CA USA
    Posts
    963
    Besides using it in hand sprayers for fittings, I keep a jar of isopropyl with odd small parts including brass or chrome plated brass, since they are not corroded like would happen with an oxidizing sanitizer.
    Besides, I am specifically wanting to kill things that are relatively comfortable in an ethyl alcohol environment.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •