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Can iodophor be used as a no-rinse sanitizer?

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David Reaser • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania asks,
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I use iodophor to sterilize and mix it according to the directions on the bottle. Do you have to rinse after you sterilize with it? I never have and I’ve never had any off-flavors, but I wonder if it is slowly eating away my insides.

 

A
Iodophor is a very effective sanitizer and, unlike bleach, can safely be used as a no-rinse sanitizer without adversely affecting the flavor of your beer. The recommended concentration of iodophor is 25
Response by Ashton Lewis.