Do I have to have hot water?

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  1. olusteebus

    olusteebus Senior Member

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    I realize this may be blasphemy but I have researched it and see that as long as I use sanitizer, I do not have to use hot water. It is a hassle to put a thot water heater where I am going to wash bottles and carboys.

    So, I plan on scrubbing good with PBW and rinsing with starsan.

    Any opinions?
     
  2. cmason1957

    cmason1957 Member Supporting Member

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    I use almost room temp water for most things. I wouldn't think you would have to use hot water.
     
  3. olusteebus

    olusteebus Senior Member

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    I dunno. I tend to find that cleaning is always easier with hotter rather than cooler water. Easier but not perhaps required. We are not sterilizing anything and sanitization uses chemicals rather than boiling.
     
  5. Johnd

    Johnd Middle Aged Member Supporting Member

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    If you have cold to your sink, and want hot, you could consider an electric instantaneous hot water heater, or a small 5 gallon electric water heater under the counter top.
     
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    sour_grapes Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers

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    Or a propane tankless hot-water heater. http://www.campingworld.com/category/water-heaters/129
     
  7. Johnd

    Johnd Middle Aged Member Supporting Member

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    Yup, got one of those on my hunting camp, just didn’t know if the OP had a place to vent it outside the room / basement. FWIW, I love my my tank less propane heater, it’s a small one, but much hot water as one needs from any one outlet at a time.
     
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    Johny99 Junior Member Supporting Member

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    I use electric tankless for my floor heat system. Works great, but takes a bit longer, 15-20 seconds, to heat the water than a gas heater. Only pain is running the 30A circuits, but easier than a vent in the basement.
     
  9. olusteebus

    olusteebus Senior Member

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    I opted for a 12 gallon from Lowes.
     

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