One Step Beerbelly Cleanser - Frequently Asked Questions
What makes One Step Beerbelly Cleanser different from other powdered cleansers? One Step Beerbelly Cleanser is the only environmentally sound no-rinse cleanser on the market. Other powdered cleansers either require rinsing due to their alkaline nature or use materials that can be harmful to the ecosystem. One Step Beerbelly Cleanser is also the only no-rinse cleanser that uses active oxygen to do its work.
How do you use One Step Beerbelly Cleanser? Simply add 1 teaspoon One Step to your Beerbelly bladder full of cold or warm water and dissolve. Rinse or soak and drain thru the hose. For best results, insure that you have a 30 second contact time with the One Step Beerbelly Cleanser solution.
How is One Step Beerbelly Cleanser environmentally sound? One Step Beerbelly Cleanser is a unique substance which consists of oxygen entrained with a mineral crystal. When added to water, this crystal dissolves and releases the oxygen in such a way to form hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide does its work and degrades into oxygen and water, leaving only the minerals behind. Those minerals are naturally occuring compounds in the environment and are quite stable-- in fact, you probably have appreciable amounts of them in the tap water you drink.
How can a no-rinse cleanser like One Step Beerbelly Cleanser not affect beer flavor? There is a very low level of solid material in a One Step Beerbelly Cleanser solution (1 Tbsp. per gallon is not much!). Once your Beerbelly bladder, hose and nozzle have been rinsed, the solution easily drains off, leaving very little solution behind-- which has very little solids. Even those solids that may be left are the same types of minerals which you would be leaving behind if you were to go ahead and rinse with tap water.
What is the difference between a sanitizer and a cleanser? In the U.S.A., "sanitizer" is a legal term defined by the Environmental Protection Agency. In order for a product to be called a sanitizer in promotional literature or on its packaging, that product must be approved by the EPA, assigned a registration number, and have an open file maintained with the EPA. Unless a company would like to invest an enormous amount of capitol in this process (or use another company's product through a process called "sub-registration"), they may not call their product a sanitizer. If you purchase a bottle of bleach from the grocery store, unless it shows an EPA registration number on the front of the label, it is not a sanitizer. However, it will certainly be a good cleanser (although somewhat hazardous, not environmentally sound, and it will require rinsing).
Is One Step Beerbelly Cleanser a sanitizer? Read the above question and draw your own conclusions. One Step has been used with excellent results since 1992.