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    ozonated water as cleaning and holding solution

    We are testing out an ozone-water generator and I am curious if anyone has used O3 as a holding solution for barrels. I'm only talking about 3-4 weeks before we refill the barrels, but I'm curious about the stabilize of O3 water, or if I might expect mold issues to develop after a few weeks, as if they were simply filled with normal H2O? Any input is appreciated.
    Kevin Drake
    Alibi Ale Works
    North Lake Tahoe

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    how is ozone water working?

    What is the verdict? I am looking into a wall mount ozone generator that injects ozone into water for all cleaning and sanitation needs in a Nano brewery we have planned. We like the idea of not using, or at least minimizing, acids and caustics. Any considerations or news?

    Thanks,
    Thomie

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    Even if you store it with ozone treated water, this doesn't guarantee it will be sterile after a few weeks. You need to reclean and resterilise - so why bother storing with something that cannot be guaranteed to work. I would also prefer not to store ozone water because of the destructive effect of ozone on sealing "rubbers" - though I admit to having no personal experience of the destructive effect over a long period of storage
    dick

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    Cool O3

    Ozone(O3), and ozinated water is unstable and will dissociate to 02+H2O quickly. Use it to "sanitize" casks and other wooden equipment, but do not use as a 4 week holding solution. Some brewers will sweeten with spirit and fill with CO2. You could use a #11 one hole stopper plus aspirator to keep 1-2 psi CO2 pressure on cask for holding. Happy Aging!

    Quote Originally Posted by thedrake View Post
    We are testing out an ozone-water generator and I am curious if anyone has used O3 as a holding solution for barrels. I'm only talking about 3-4 weeks before we refill the barrels, but I'm curious about the stabilize of O3 water, or if I might expect mold issues to develop after a few weeks, as if they were simply filled with normal H2O? Any input is appreciated.
    Kettle and Still Consulting
    Laurence Livingston
    (541) 207-4880
    brewkahuna@hotmail.com
    kettleandstillconsulting.com

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