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What is the difference between sanitizing and sterilizing?

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asked 3 years ago by anonymous

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Sterilizing is the removal of ALL possible contaminants, which is nearly impossible in a home setting.  Sanitizing reduces the contaminant to an acceptable level that won't infect the beer.  Bleach is a very common sanitizing agent.
answered 3 years ago by Rudemeisterman (2,160 points)

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