Subject: Re: Sanitizing in the dishwasher?
Date: 1990-02-13 16:56:42 GMT
>Greetings. I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried sanitizing in.. their
>dishwasher!? I've contemplated running it empty a round or two on rinse to
>clean it out, then running my equipment through using sanitizing agent instead
>of dishwasher detergent. Does this seem sound? I can hardly fit my fermenters
>in my sink, and the dishwasher would run a lot hotter than I can clean by hand.
>Comments? Thanks in advance..
I do this all the time. When I start brewing a batch, I put everything that
will fit (wort chiller, funnels, measuring cups, hoses, fermentation locks)
in the dishwasher. The carboy doesn't fit so I sanitize that with bleach
solution separately. Remember to let the dishwasher run through a complete
dry cycle. When I used to bottle my beer I would run all the bottles through
the dishwasher and fill them as I removed them. I always run the items to
be sanitized through without adding anything to the dishwasher although adding
a sanitizing agent would probably be fine. If you use the dishwasher be sure
that it doesn't have any rinse agents such as "Jet Dry" in it.
Note: my dishwasher preheats all its water to temperatures much higher than
the water heater. I'm not sure how well dishwashers which do not preheat
their water would do at sanitizing.
Jeffrey C. Jennings Silicon Compiler Systems
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