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5 lbs One Step Cleaner & Sanitizer – $32 + free shipping

One Step 5 lb. - No Rinse Cleaner/Sanitizer For Home brewing Beer & Wine Making

One Step 5 lb. – No Rinse Cleaner/Sanitizer For Home brewing Beer & Wine Making

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • One step 5 lbs.
  • Oxygen based with a favorable cleaning power
  • One tablespoon per gallon of water

 

4/1/20 11 PM Central: This has dropped to $32.  That figures to $6.40 per lb and is the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

One Step 5 lb. – No Rinse Cleaner/Sanitizer For Home brewing Beer & Wine Making – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Update: QA Surface Cleaning Disinfectant – via Keg Connection – now available for pre-order

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution - Surface Cleaner

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution – Surface Cleaner via Keg Connection

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This affordable and easy to use sanitizer, disinfectant, and deodorizer gets its job done on most hard, nonporous surfaces such as floors, walls, bathrooms, cabinets, plastic, stainless steel, porcelain, metal and ceramic.

QA Concentrated Solution is a high-powered standard sanitizing solution that is perfect for using in your home. This product has shown effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Defend your home, bar or restaurant against SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) with Q.A. Concentrated Solution when used in accordance with the directions for use against Human Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website for additional information.

One bottle of this concentrated quaternary ammonium formula will make 42 -128 gallons of disinfectant (varies by use). With just 1/4 ounce of concentrate per gallon of water, all of your food contact surfaces are reliably sanitized and deodorized the safety and well-being of you, your family or your customers. For tougher jobs, mix 3/4 ounce of this disinfectant concentrate with a gallon of water and quickly power through the germy, smelly jobs that you most dread.

FEATURES

  • 1, 32oz bottle makes 42 -128 gallons of disinfectant (varies by use)
  • Demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to COVID-19
  • Powerful concentrated formula for maximum value
  • Sanitize and disinfect a variety of surfaces in your home or business
  • Perfect for everyday use as your go-to household cleaner

 

Note from HBF:   This product contains an active ingredient that is effective for certain applications.  It has not been specifically tested or approved for COVID-19.  Please read product description for more information including suitability claims.  The concentrate makes from 42 to 128 gallons of disinfectant.  Visit CDC.gov for more information on COVID-19

  • As of this posting, Keg Connection has this for $14.95
  • To spread the love, there is a maximum of 1 per order
  • UPDATE: In spite of having a good number available, this sold out in short order after I posted it.  The good news is that they are now taking pre-orders for a shipment that is expected to arrive on April 10.  Pre-order now to reserve yours.  Check product page for current status.
  • HBF Reader Coupon!  As of this posting, coupon code HBF5OFF takes an additional 5% off.  Check Keg Connection for current availability.
  • Cheap Shipping: Shipping is a flat $7.99 no matter how much you buy sitewide (includes kegs & everything else) to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a kit or something from the Bargain Bin and it will all ship for that same flat rate.

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution – Surface Cleaner

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(6) 20 mL Syringes – $3.58 + Free Shipping + Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

6 Plastic Syringe Liquid Lubricant Measuring Tool 20 ml

Why would these have anything to do with homebrewing, you ask?  Great question.  These are an easy way to measure 6 mL of Star San.  Put 6 mL of Star San in 1 gallon of distilled water and you’ve got sanitizing solution.  Fill up a spray bottle and you’re ready to sanitize for pennies a batch.  See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

3/30 20 10 AM Central: These are selling for just $3.58. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

6 Plastic Syringe Liquid Lubricant Measuring Tool 20 ml


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Use a Wallpaper Prep Tray for Cleaning, Sanitizing and Storage of Longer Brewing Items

Pictured: Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – via Amazon

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts


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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage] – $3.99 + free prime ship

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Tip resistant
  • Sturdy with crush resistant corners

What are Others Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

I use a wallpaper tray to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.  These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

3/21/20 2 AM Central: This is selling for just $3.99.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderIn my experience pricing and availability on this can change quickly, as such…  Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


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(100) 3ml Transfer Pipettes [Refractometer & pH Samples, measuring Star San] – $4.99, 5 cents each + free prime ship

Karter Scientific 206H3 3ml Graduated Transfer Pipette, Cap 7ml, 1/2ml Grads, 155mm (Pack of 100)

(100) Transfer Pipettes from Karter Scientific.  Total of 5 ml capacity, 3 ml of which are graduated in 1/2 ml increments.  Comes with a dispenser box.

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  • Capacity: 7.0ml
  • Graduations: 0.5, 0.5ml to 3.0ml
  • Material: LDPE
  • Length: 155mm

Karter Scientific is a registered trademark in United States of America. To maintain quality control, authorized permission is required in the resale of our products. Karter Scientific liquid handling offerings include a full selection of sterile and non-sterile Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) transfer pipettes. LDPE is non-toxic and chemically inert to biological fluids and most acids and can withstand a temperature range from -50°C to 90°C. Pipettes may be heat-sealed and frozen in liquid nitrogen for sample preservation.


 

Use for collecting refractometer samples, pH samples and more on brew day and beyond.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “refractometer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

You could also use these to dose out Star San for mixing 1 gallon batches.  See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – you’d use the 3 mL marking, twice (total of 6 mL) to do that.

3/20/20 2 PM Central: These are selling for just $4.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Transfer Pipette, 7.0ml Capacity, 3.0ml Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, 3.2ml Bulb Draw, Karter Scientific 206H3 (Pack of 100) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100) – these are about 12″ long and, depending on the fermenter and batch size, are long enough to take refractometer samples from the fermenter.

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Set of 5 Thick Glass Graduated Pipettes + Cleaning Brushes – $13.99 + free prime ship

Thick Glass Graduated Dropper Pipettes with Caps Set of 5(1ml 2ml 3ml 5ml 10ml)

Thick Glass Graduated Dropper Pipettes with Caps Set of 5(1ml 2ml 3ml 5ml 10ml)

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  • One set fit most: 5pcs different volumes(1ml,2ml,3ml,5ml,10ml)thick glass graduated dropper pipettes with silicone caps,perfert for your various needs!
  • High quality:Pipettes are made of borosilicate glass,thick and durable.
  • Environmental and reusable:The glass pipettes are environmental friendly and non-toxicIt is also reusable after clean up,and better than plastic pipette.
  • Clear reading line:Graduation is very precise, clear and professional, the calibration marks are easily readable.
  • Multiple using ways:Large reservoir for receiving and dispensing liquids.Apply for testing laboratories, chemistry, microbiology, liquids, scents and more.

 

Use for collecting refractometer samples, pH samples and more on brew day and beyond.

You could also use these to dose out Star San for mixing 1 gallon batches.  See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – you’d use the 3 mL size twice (total of 6 mL) to do that.

3/19/20 2 PM Central: This combo is selling for $13.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Thick Glass Graduated Dropper Pipettes with Caps Set of 5(1ml 2ml 3ml 5ml 10ml) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100) – these are about 12″ long and, depending on the fermenter and batch size, are long enough to take refractometer samples from the fermenter.

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.


Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle – updated & expanded

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Star San is my homebrew sanitizer of choice.  When mixed properly, it’s food safe and no rinse.  Required contact time is one minute.  It has worked very well for me for quite some time and I’m convinced that it’s one of the most economical solutions available if you’re using the “Spray Bottle Method” outlined here.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and… Sterilizing

The first step in sanitizing is cleaning.  Cleaning and sanitizing are two separate steps.  Cleaning physically removes dirt and large contaminants.  After your item is physically clean it can be microscopically sanitized.  Sanitization kills many (but not all) germs, bacteria and microorganisms on an already clean surface.  I typically use a mixture of PBW for cleaning.  Sanitizing and Sterilizing are different.  Sterilizing is killing every living thing.  In home brewing typically, we’re not interested in sterilizing, we’re only interested in sanitizing.

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Tip: Use The “Spray Bottle Method” to Apply Star San

Use The "Spray Bottle Method" to Apply Star San

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20 lbs Easy Clean – No Rinse, One Step Cleaner & Sanitizer – $56.65… $2.78/lb + free shipping

Easy Clean Cleanser 5 LB

Easy Clean Cleanser 5 LB from Adventures in Homebrewing

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5 Lb tub of Easy Clean Cleanser (use one tablespoon per gallon of water)

Oxygen based with a favorable cleaning power and sanitizes on contact. No rinsing required.

 

  • As of this posting, AIH has this for just $15.99.  That’s a bargain in and of itself.
  • Get 13% Off: Adventures in Homebrewing is taking 10% off most orders as part of a limited time sale.  Use coupon code JASON to get the deal.
  • Bonus, 5% Back: Get the equivalent to about 5% back on nearly everything via AIH’s Rewards Program
  • Get Free Shipping!  Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Pulling it all together… Buy four of these (20 lbs total) and apply promo code JASON at checkout.  Your discounted total will be $55.65.  That’s just $2.78 per lb and you’ll just qualify for free shipping.
  • This is a bargain.

Easy Clean Cleanser 5 LB – remember promo code JASON

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