hist-brewing: iodized salt

Eylat Poliner allotta at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 17 19:31:53 PST 2000


The amount of iodine in salt is measured in micrograms per teaspoon.  Adding 1
or 2 teaspoons of iodized salt will not add any significant amount of iodine.
You will get more with residual iodiphor.

BrewInfo wrote:

> Someone posted to not use iodized salt.  I have used it in brewing
> without problems.  Furthermore, *iodine* will kill yeast, but
> doesn't iodized salt contain *iodide*?  Chemists?  I know this
> "don't use iodized salt" has been written in books (I just noticed
> it in Designing Great Beers by Daniels this morning... ironically),
> but that doesn't make it right.  Can a chemist please comment.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Al.
>
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