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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Karen G on Nov 19, 2022
I like San-i-tation and I cannot lie .......
Sean O on Nov 7, 2022
Karen G on Nov 19, 2022
No rise sanitizer could save me tons of time and water
David R on Nov 15, 2022
I like San-i-tation and I cannot lie .......
Sean O on Nov 7, 2022
Price compared to star san
Jordan M on Oct 4, 2022
to clean with
DANIEL SCOTT B on Oct 1, 2022
general sanitation
Richard S on Sep 13, 2022
Star San dissolves my skin, I prefer iodophor
Kathryn H on Sep 7, 2022
recommended by wine making experts for cleaning equipment
Stephen C N on Aug 27, 2022
Need this to sanitize a small press.
MICHAEL S H on Aug 24, 2022
Sanitize on a smaller scale
Alan V on Aug 11, 2022
suggested by a friend
Carol H on Aug 1, 2022
sanitizer is everything
Jesse S on Aug 1, 2022
Eliminate possible wild yeast
D. Francis on Jul 17, 2022
To sanitize the fermenter and anything else that will touch the wort..
Jan DiVincenzo on Jul 14, 2022
Keep for backup for really extreme emergency san. needs, always have iodophor on hand just in case
Dwight B on May 21, 2022
good product, use it for quite some time
Felipe K on Apr 27, 2022
for home use
Duane M on Mar 25, 2022
Recommended by 2 Guys and a Cooler
Robert Van E on Jan 7, 2022
To clean our equipment
Lori Hoover on Jan 6, 2022
2 guys and a cooler
John N on Jan 5, 2022
Great reviews
Nicole M R on Dec 18, 2021
EnthusiasticAmateur on Nov 18, 2021
always use
SHANE W on Nov 18, 2021
Keep stuff clean
William M on Nov 5, 2021
I made no major purchase
munster on Nov 3, 2021
my favorite sanitizer
John S on Nov 2, 2021
Keeping things sanitized
Richard S on Oct 8, 2021
very good sanitizer
Michael B on Sep 22, 2021
I wash all my equipment using a cleaner. The equipment is then stored away clean. I then use Iodophor to sanitize before bottling.
Elliott on Aug 30, 2021
It's a good sanitizer
lynne m on Aug 27, 2021
Clean fish tank equipment
Hannah b on Aug 25, 2021
I use this often to sanitize.
Michael H on Aug 4, 2021
Use to sanitize brewing equipment.
Edward Kennetz on Jul 31, 2021
good sanitizer, low foam
nathan p on Jul 28, 2021
brewery almost out
kevin c on Jul 13, 2021
to clean and sanitize equipment
Steve M on Jul 1, 2021
it works
Jurgen K on Jun 1, 2021
We use to clean our coffee kegs
James R on May 21, 2021
mixing up sanitation program for thoroughness
Mike W on May 10, 2021
To sanitize and ease of use
Andy H on May 4, 2021
It's in the name. Sanitizer.
Bill Bovatsek on Apr 12, 2021
My favorite sanitizing product.
TERRENCE N on Apr 6, 2021
low foam
Kenneth S on Feb 25, 2021
Picked 1 gal for size and effectiveness. In 20 yrs of brewing never had any problems.
Patrick Negrete on Feb 22, 2021
Sterilize equipment
Ian B on Jan 29, 2021
measure mash completeness
Tim W on Jan 26, 2021
Sanitizer for home stainless
Casey I on Jan 18, 2021
looks economical
Steven J C on Nov 26, 2020
Steven G on Nov 25, 2020
because master decrees it
Jean-Luc V on Nov 19, 2020
No rise sanitizer could save me tons of time and water
David R on Nov 15, 2022
Price compared to star san
Jordan M on Oct 4, 2022
Does iodophor work well with CIP ball? Seems ideal because of cool water and low foam, but is it ok to let run for 20+ minutes of contact?
Lenny N on Feb 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This can be used with a spray ball to sanitize a tank. Running for 20+ minutes will be no problem.
Is this safe and effective to use in an oak barrel to treat mold? If so, would it require a different concentration or contact time?
Jacob Bray on Jun 15, 2022
BEST ANSWER: As far as I know, Iodophor is used as a final sanitizer. You need to clean your equipment with a cleaner.

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent sanitizer.
Excellent sanitizer.
July 13, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It works. I'll be happy till I'm not.

Might have been nice if the mix instructions on the bottle included weight ratios. But easy enough to figure out if you bring out a calculator.
April 25, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I have used this for years...
I have used this for years. Inexpensive, non- foaming, no-rinse if mixed correctly. 2 minute contact time. Don't leave for days in plastic buckets or carboys, will stain slightly. Cheap enough to mix up 4 or 5 gallons and toss after use.
March 18, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is an RV and camper lovers dream
I'm not sure how caustic this stuff is or carcinogenic but I must say it works like a charm. To me, it doesn't seem that bad because I think it's iodine-based. We used to get iodine all over the place when I was a kid. We got iodine smeared on our cuts, iodine was more prevalent in our foods. But not anymore. So I don't mind using the stuff. I think I can sanitize my tanks in 2 minutes and all I have to do is pour it in. Shoot, 2 minutes goes by so fast...it usually sits in there a lot longer before I can even flush it back out. But see I'm using this to sanitize fresh water tanks and water lines in my camper. It's perfect for that. I don't Brew my own beer or anything so I've never tried it in that context. But if you love to go camping and you have a hard time with bleaching out your water lines and freshwater tank, just try this stuff. It's easy as pie.
September 11, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A small amount does the job.
August 3, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
i have used BTF Iodophor for years. It is a great product.
May 7, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The only sanitizer I use.
April 24, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good stuff.
Simple to use and works great.
April 1, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
good stuff
great stuff. is cheaper than star san and lasts longer.
March 31, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works as Advertised
This is a less expensive alternative to Star San. Unlike Star San, it is not a contact killer of bacteria, it needs a few minutes of contact to be effective.
November 22, 2019
over 3 years ago