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Star-San for CPAP humidifier disinfection
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For an alternative, I use a food grade hydrogen peroxide(H2O2) in the 35% solution strength. I dilute it down to about 4% to avoid burns. It easily breaks down after use(or in direct sunlight) and has other household uses.
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Red: That's a potent oxidizer. What happens if you mix if with ethanol from your still?
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Boom!
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Sleeprider,

I just recently learned what an IPA is. What is a Porter and what is a stout?

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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oh Payton, you need to get yourself to the PNW fast and have some of both....

Stout is higher in alcohol content, very dark in color, and can be bitter, sweet or both. I prefer less sweet and malty ones Smile Porter tends to be lighter weight and sweeter than most stouts, but is still very dark in color. If there isn't a good stout on tap, I will have a porter Big Grin

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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Oregon, especially around Portland is home to many microbreweries and Brewpubs.

I have friends in Portland; but they never send me beer!

Now in Deutschland, you order beer by type.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_in_Germany

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#17
Control III disinfectant is probably the best chemical choice. It's for disinfecting medical equipment.

It's a bit nasty until diluted. After that, it's pretty benign as long as you don't drink it or get it in your eyes.

Sold by Supplier 1 and others, or just Google it.

If you have a ResMed "dishwashable/cleanable" tank, you can just use hot water. Check the ResMed disinfection guides listed in my signature line. I suggest you get a spare water tank beforehand. You really want a spare anyway, and they're not that expensive.

I take a big pot of water, boil it on top of the stove, and turn the heat off. Then I drop the disassembled water tank and other selected mask parts and hoses into it, get the air bubbles out, cover, and let it sit until it cools. I like heat vs. chemicals because I know heat will penetrate to all the cracks and crevices in whatever I'm disinfecting.

The newer S9 ResMed "Standard" tanks will partly melt and be ruined. ResMed dishwashable Respironics legacy, M series, and PRS1 50/60 water tanks have had no problems.

I don't think this level of sterilization is really necessary. Dishwashing and letting it dry out for a week or so will probably kill or remove any germs likely to be there. I usually only do it with used equipment.

BTW, even boiling won't kill all the germs unless you use a pressure cooker. However, it will probably kill most of the germs you would be concerned about with CPAP. There are only a few germs like botulinum that can survive boiling, and they're usually not the kind that kill by inhalation or contact.
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"For a hard earned thirst, you need a big cold beer, and the best cold beer is Vic, Victoria Bitter"

Eat, drink (in moderation) and be merry
Merry Xmas
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(12-24-2015, 12:22 PM)PaytonA Wrote: Sleeprider,

I just recently learned what an IPA is. What is a Porter and what is a stout?

Best Regards,

PaytonA

Porter is beer brewed from malted barley and usually includes chocolate, caramel and roasted malts for a darker color and sweeter malt taste. Different malts may impart coffee or chocolate tones. Bittering hops are kept low. Alcohol content varies from 5-7% for normal porter, to as high as 10% for imperials.

Stout is made similarly to Porter, but includes black patent malts. This is a dark roasted malt, and imparts some toasty bitterness to the final beer, which can balance the sweetness. It's not uncommon to use rye or oatmeal in the mash for some different flavors, and my favortie is a Russian Imperial Stout which can be 9-11% alcohol. Higher gravity beers may be cask aged in oak or whiskey barrels for more complexity.

Imperial Pale Ales also range widely in alcohol, color and hop character. Many are pale ales with a higher bittering and aroma hop addition.

Glad to see you broadening your horizons, if not your middle.
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Actually the middle is shrinking some. Thanks for the enlightenment. My exposure to the first IPA was definitely a good experience. This from a person that has never drunk much beer. Lately I seem to be developing a taste for it. Thanks again.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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