Cleaning with One Step Cleanser
Proper Use: 1 Tbsp/gallon water or 5 oz/10 gallons. Ideal contact time is at least one minute, followed by mechanical action such as water spray, brushing, or wiping. If cleaning heavily soiled surfaces, a rinse is necessary to ensure the removal of all soils. If One Step Cleanser is used on a surface which is clean to the naked eye, rinsing is optional. Residues of One Step Cleanser are non-hazardous when small amounts come into contact with wort or must.
One Step Cleanser Removes: The residues of home fermentation hobbies on glass, metal, and plastic surfaces. Use One Step to clean mash tuns, boiling vessels, fermenters, chillers, spoons, rakes, fermentation locks, and any other equipment that is used in the brewing, winemaking, or fermentation process.
How It Works: One Step Cleanser consists of a buffered alkalinity and active oxygen. When dissolved in water, the result is an alkaline solution (approximately pH 9.5) presenting 0.1 percent free oxygen and 1000 ppm alkalinity (as Na2O). The following modes of action are represented in the resulting aqueous solution:
Active oxidizers easily disrupt and solubilize proteinaceous soils such as those found in typical foodstuffs as well as biofilms that may develop if the substrate to be cleaned has remained soiled for a significant amount of time. Furthermore, tannins from grains and fruits are decolorized and removed.