Hamilton Hops & Grapes

Sanitation

If you have any questions regarding cleaning and sanitation please ask any of us at Hamilton Hops and Grapes for help.

Odor:

Odorless

Rinsing:

Not required

$12.99 / 4 oz

$19.99 / 8 oz

$36.99 / 16 oz

Description:

Acid Sanitizer For Surface Sanitation

Our favorite sanitizer! Star San is an acid-based no-rinse sanitizer that is effective and easy to use.

  • Made from food-grade phosphoric acid, safe for people and the environment.
  • Star San is self-foaming, which helps it to penetrate cracks and crevices.
  • Odorless and flavorless, no need to worry about tainting your beer or wine.
  • Does not require rinsing when used at the recommended dilution.
  • Use only 1.5 ml Star San per 1 Liter (6ml star san 4Liter) of water and just 1 to 2 minutes of contact time.
  • Used as a soaking solution, it can also be applied by hand (wear gloves) or with a spray bottle.
  • Reusable: a solution of Star San will remain effective for up to three to four weeks in a sealed container; it is effective as long as the pH is 3 or lower.

It is safe for use on all surfaces, but use caution since it is an acid; contact with soft metals, rubber, and plastic should be kept to a minimum. Star San is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and will not harm septic systems.

Odor:

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Rinsing:

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$2.99 / single-use pack

$6.99 / 500 g

$11.99 / 1 kg

Description:

Environmentally friendly, caustic replacement with multiple uses.

  • Replaces caustic soda cleaners
  • Effective at all temperatures
  • Free rinsing
  • Safe on polycarbonate surfaces
  • Safe to handle
  • Generates 4 - 5% Oxygen
  • Non-hazardous & Non-corrosive
  • Excellent hard water tolerance
  • Removes protein soil and staining, baked on carbon, and fatty acids

P.B.W. is a buffered alkaline detergent that has been proven to be more than an effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners. Because of its unique formulation of buffers and mild alkalis, it is safe on skin as well as soft metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and on plastics. P.B.W. uses active oxygen to penetrate carbon or protein soils and is not affected by hard water. The oxygen also helps in reducing B.O.D. and C.O.D. in wastewater, which is an added environmental benefit. P.B.W. has been formulated as a C.I.P. cleaner and is very effective in removing protein soils found on brew kettles, fermenters, conditioning tanks, filters and all packaging areas. The concentrations to remove these soils are typically in the 1% range. However, due to soil and water conditions this concentration will vary. To help in hard water areas P.B.W. has been formulated with enough chelators to tolerate hard water over 17 grains. P.B.W. is an excellent choice as a soak cleaner because it does not require excessive heat as do most caustic based cleaners.

Contact Time:

20 minutes will effectively sanitize any equipment. Longer soaking is required for the removal of stains and odours. Diversol is not reusable.

Odor:

Chlorine

Rinsing:

Must be rinsed very well due to the presence of chlorine

$4.50 / 250 g

$7.99 / 500 g

$13.99 / 1 kg

Description:

A chlorine based cleaner-sanitizer. Used in the food and dairy industry, Diversol is very effective for removing stains, flavours and odours.

Diversol must be used as a regular cleaner by all home wine and beer makers. Simply rinsing your equipment and bottles with water does not effectively clean and will hinder the ability of Aseptox and Potassium metabisulphite to sanitize properly. Do not use regular soap detergents on your equipment as they are often scented and are very difficult to rinse and may leave a film. Next to following your instructions sanitizing is the most important step in assuring success for the home vintner/brewer.

Contact Time:

Works on contact

Odor:

None

Rinsing:

Not required

$2.99 / 250 g

$4.99 / 500 g

$8.99 / 1 kg

Description:

Using per-carbonates, Aseptox is a very effective sanitizer that requires no rinsing and is odour free! Use as a quick rinse to sanitize your clean equipment, longer soaking for stain removal and cleaning. Aseptox is not reusable.

Contact Time:

Works on contact

Odor:

Little to none

Rinsing:

Not required

$6.99 / 4 oz

Description:

Iodine is a very effective sanitizer that requires no rinsing and is almost odour free. Use as a quick rinse to sanitize your clean equipment. Iodophor is not reusable.

Contact Time:

Works on contact

Odor:

Strong sulphur odor

Rinsing:

Must be rinsed or sulphur odour and taste can remain in wine.

$2.00 / 50 g

$4.99 / 250 g

$14.99 / 1 kg

Description:

Used for many years by the wine industry, Potassium Metabisulphite is an effective sanitizer. The strong sulphur odour that is given off sanitizes your clean equipment with a quick rinse, many people find the odour very strong and difficult to work with. Potassium Metabisulphite is reusable and can last in a sealed container for up 6 months (as long as the strong odour remains).