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Old 11-25-2007, 11:11 PM
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Question Water Bladder Sterilization.

Does anyone have any suggestions for sterilizing hydration bladders, especially the "drinking tip"? Would soaking the drinking tip in, say, hydrogen peroxide for a short period adequately sterilize? I recognize that sterilizing the inside of the bladder is more complicated, but presumably would not be needed as frequently as sterilizing the drinking tip. In case of differing designs, I'm thinking of the William Joseph 35 & 100 oz. models.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Water Bladder Sterilization.

You can use the chlorine tabs sold by camelback or denture cleansing tabs, rinse with water and done....

There is a mixture of bleach/h2o but Im not a big fan of that aftertaste...

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50/50 bleach / h20 then rinse with baking soda to neutralize
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Default Re: Water Bladder Sterilization.

Thanks, guys, for the suggestions. I wonder if baking soda takes away the bleach aftertaste?
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yes and it stops the bleaching process, so the plastic wont go brittle..
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Default Re: Water Bladder Sterilization.

I the same stuff I use for sanitizing my home-brewing gear. It's called bar-brite and it's pretty straight forward and doesn't leave an after-taste. And I'm big on using the platypus brand bladders since they're made from beverage-grade plastic and they're made so they will stand up in the fridge when full.
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