BTF Iodophor Sanitizer

BTF Iodophor Sanitizer

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Homebrewers know that proper sanitation techniques are critical for creating high quality homemade beverages. BTF Iodophor, an iodine based sanitizer, is a powerful, broad spectrum antimicrobial product that kills a wide range of bugs that are waiting to infect your fermentation. Unlike acid based sanitizers, BTF Iodophor reliably kills yeast, mold, fungus, bacteria, viruses and blood borne pathogens. 

BTF Iodophor offers a low cost per use, is gentler on your hands than other sanitizers, and is very low foaming. If used in the correct dilution (very important) it is a no-rinse sanitizer. It is safe to use on all your brewing equipment such as buckets, kegs, tanks, fermenters, bottles, etc. Even if you frequently use a sanitizer, it’s a good idea to have multiple sanitizers on hand especially when working with wild yeasts and bacteria or as a “change of pace” sanitizer.

Directions for 12.5 PPM Brewing Sanitizer Solution:

  • To Make 1.5 Gallons of sanitizer: Mix 1 tsp BTF Iodophor into 1 ½ gallons cool water
  • To Make 5 Gallons of Sanitizer: Mix ½ oz (1 Tablespoon) BTF Iodophor into 5 gallons cool water
  • Allow solution to contact surface for 2 minutes, then air dry.

Iodophor Features:

  • Kills yeast, mold, fungus, gram positive bacteria, gram negative bacteria, spore forming bacteria, viruses and blood borne pathogens
  • Use at a rate of 1/2 oz of BTF per 5 gallons
  • Low foaming
  • No-rinse at 12.5 PPM dilution (see above)
  • Non-corrosive and gentle on skin and hands
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Switch between Star San and BTF ensures sanitization
Kevin Dyson on Sep 24, 2019
Use in conjunction with Star-San
Jon V on Jul 9, 2019
Switch between Star San and BTF ensures sanitization
Kevin Dyson on Sep 24, 2019
Star-sans hurts my skin--even at lower than recommended levels
Giovanni M on Aug 28, 2019
Use in conjunction with Star-San
Jon V on Jul 9, 2019
I use it and ran out
Michael S on Jul 2, 2019
better product
kevin m on Jun 27, 2019
Recommended by a friend
Matthew G on Jun 26, 2019
Have used this to sterilize my fermenter for years with no adverse results.. Suggest a rinse with few pints of boiled/cooled water to remove any residual Iodophors though.
Mike Henry on Jun 22, 2019
Looking for different cleaning solutions.
Brian A on Jun 11, 2019
Need a sanitizer other than star san
David T on May 27, 2019
Ran out of sanitizer
William M on Apr 10, 2019
OMRI certification
Ted W on Apr 4, 2019
I've used it before and it is the best non-rinse sanitizer I have found!
Matthew P on Mar 27, 2019
Recommendation of manufacturer
Tom D on Mar 2, 2019
good way to check sugar in mash
Donald E S on Feb 14, 2019
Price per ounce.
Zachary SO L on Feb 6, 2019
for sanitizing wine making equipment
William on Jan 29, 2019
don't like star san
Clint S on Nov 28, 2018
Good price for size
Timothy E on Oct 31, 2018
need a different sanitizer from star san
alberto dario b on Aug 1, 2018
Sanitizer i've used for years. quick, no rinse, economical
Steven McPeak on Jul 27, 2018
using this to sanatize a keg that had Kombucha and wanted to make sure the bacteria is killed before putting beer in it
Bruce M on May 30, 2018
Organic certified sanitizer for food processor
Brent P on Apr 27, 2018
easy easy easy
Mark R on Apr 23, 2018
Great Product, Great Price
Niagara Landing Wine C on Apr 19, 2018
Way cheaper than StarSan. Do the math!
Sam G H on Apr 7, 2018
as a backup to star-san (for bugs star san will not kill
Michael Jocelyn on Mar 23, 2018
It works
Brian C on Mar 23, 2018
this does not foam up like starsan
John B on Mar 16, 2018
need to alternate with starsan
David Sharples on Feb 23, 2018
Great bulk price
Robert S on Jan 29, 2018
This stuff works great and we need more!
Matthew P on Jan 23, 2018
Star-sans hurts my skin--even at lower than recommended levels
Giovanni M on Aug 28, 2019
I use it and ran out
Michael S on Jul 2, 2019

4.5 / 5.0
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Fine product
Works well and easy to use.
September 20, 2019
1 month ago
Excellent product
Easy sanitizing, won’t leave your carboy full of foam. Check your starch conversion as well with just a drop.
September 20, 2019
1 month ago
Better than starsan!
Yes it smell funny, and yes it will slightly discolor vinyl tubing (although it does not stain my plastic fermentor), but this stuff kills what you want dead. I had an airlock filled with starsan that the krausen bubbled into. I pitched that starsan/krausen liquid from the airlock into an equal amount of mild table sugar water mix that I boiled, and within 12 hours this new solution was fermenting. That tells me that starsan is not a very effective yeast killing agent, and online brewing forums seem to support the idea that iodophor is more effective at killing yeasts and souring bugs like lacto and pedio, something starsan is known to struggle with.
May 7, 2019
6 months ago
Easy to use
I like Iodophor because it is so easy to use, is economical, and effective.
February 22, 2019
8 months ago
Iodophor, Changed Formula?
I've used this product for over 8 years with complete success. Unfortunately, when I opened a recently purchased batch, the smell was stronger than usual. Sure enough, after using it to sanitize my bottles, the beer smells like Iodophor two weeks later. Not happy! Before filling, I allowed the bottles to drain for about 30 minutes, so they were still somewhat wet when I filled them. I've been doing it this way all along, but this time I got a different result. I'll try the beer again in a week or so to see if the smell has diminished. If not, I'll have to dump it.
September 20, 2018
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
October 5, 2018
Zach R Staff
Easy to use
My preferred sanitizer. easy to use, easy to mix up some before hand and store in a airtight dark jug.
August 6, 2018
1 year ago
I’m a big fan of this product and have used it exclusively for years. Doesn’t require a large amount each use and you don’t need to rinse off your items after using.
July 13, 2018
1 year ago
Great sanitizer for the price.
April 5, 2018
1 year ago
Great sanitizer. Used by the pros.
Excellent cleaner and sanitizer for your brewery. Doesn’t add any off flavors if left on stainless equipment.
February 9, 2018
1 year ago
Works great and inexpensive.
We use this product for beer and wine production as well as for sanitizing our Mushroom clean room. No or low odor so it's great to use in small areas. Two thumbs up for killing mold on table or wall surfaces.
February 1, 2018
1 year ago