IO Star 32 oz

$17.99

SKU# 7916

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A low-foaming iodine wash sanitizer. Perfect for pump or spray applications where foaming is not desired. 

Rinsing is not required when used at or under 25 ppm.

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A low-foaming iodine wash. Treat surface-clean equipment with a solution of 1 oz. Io Star per 5 gallons cold or lukewarm water (provides 25 ppm titratable iodine); allow 1 minute of contact time, then drain. Rinsing is not required when used at or under 25 ppm.

Please note, we cannot ship this product by air.

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Great product!
Diluted to the proper 25 ppm or less concentrations--just follow the on-bottle directions--this sanitizer has little to no scent on its own and a bit of pink color. This pink color comes from the actual iodine in the product and you may notice that it does TEMPORARILY stain surfaces it comes in contact with.The reason the staining is temporary is that iodine will sublime from solid phase to gaseous phase at room temperature. I use this in my airlocks and the pink color from the iodine is gone within a day and all equipment sanitized with this loses the pink color very quickly as well. This is perfect because you can sanitize things like your bottles and let them drip dry for a while and little to no iodine residue will exist as long as the bottles dry well!The only negative I can think of would be due to user misuse. For example, if you bottle your beer before the iodophor solution has dried, you have introduced iodine to your beer. This alone is not really a big problem, as it's perfectly safe in proper amounts, but be aware that the iodine can react with certain compounds in your beer and some percentage of people are extremely sensitive to the resulting compounds. I, personally, cannot taste iodine tainted foods/drinks, but those that do find them to taste absolutely terrible. This is also why you should never add iodized salt to your water for brewing.
February 9, 2011
Simple and efficient!
In over 10 years of brewing, I've ONLY used concentrated iodine, primarily IO Star, to sanitize and clean my equipment. I've talked with folks who swear by other sanitation methods that require more labor, time, and money. I've never had an infected batch, so why would I switch?! I highly recommend this stuff!
June 20, 2011
Good. No Foam
I like this iodine based IO Star 32 because the is very little foaming when I mix and use compared to StarSan. No foam means no foam is left behind on sanitized surfaces and cleaning is faster. I also like the bottle which has an internal measuring/separating feature to allow measuring up to 1 ounce in a separate part of bottle, so that makes measuring and pouring out that small amount much easier
July 3, 2016
Performed well for my use.
Performed well for my use. I have a fermentation device that can only be sanitized with this. I mainly use starsan. Overall good product, just another means to an end.
October 2, 2015
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Can this solution be used in combination with the Krausen Killer Carboy Washing System?
J O on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this would be a very good choice for this use! ( By contrast, the StarSan foams quite a bit, and would NOT be a good choice for this use. )
I have some of this that has been sitting around for a while. Can I check it with a pH strip to see if it is still active? And if so, what should its reading be?
S T on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To check the viability, the pH should be at 2.2 once diluted. Five Star recommends replacing after 1 year from date of purchase.

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