From the HBD Archive
From: pacbell!pbmoss!mal@hplabs.HP.COM
Subject: Sterilizing Agents
Date: 1989-06-28 15:01:02 GMT

In HBD 188, Gordon Hester raised the subject of sterilizing agents. I, too
use the near-universal bleach solution, but a few days ago I saw what
may be a viable alternative. I was visiting a nearby microbrewery, where
nearly everything was cleaned and sterilized with low-pressure steam,
admittedly impracticable for the average homebrewer. BUT, for a
contact sterilizing agent, he was using a spray bottle filled with the
infamous Everclear! I may try this, after first smuggling a bottle in
from a neighboring state. As it's nearly pure ethanol, it should do the
job, without requiring rinse or leaving objectionable flavors. Comments?

= Martin A. Lodahl Pac*Bell Minicomputer Operations Support Staff =
= {att,bellcore,sun,ames}!pacbell!pbmoss!mal 916/972-4821 =
= If it's good for ancient Druids, runnin' nekkid through the wuids, =
= Drinkin' strange fermented fluids, it's good enough for me! 8-) =

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