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Old 03-04-2009, 07:34 PM   #91
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Quick Question... after you mix up a batch of StarSan solution, how long is it good for? Could you reuse it for any given length of time? Or does it loose effectiveness?
I've been told it keeps as long as the PH remains within a specified limit. (though I can't remember what that limit is) I think as long as you keep it in a closed container you're fine for quite a long time.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:46 PM   #92
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I've been told it keeps as long as the PH remains within a specified limit. (though I can't remember what that limit is) I think as long as you keep it in a closed container you're fine for quite a long time.
So long as the PH is below 3, it's still effective.

Many people find it goes cloudy immediately after mixing, due to minerals in their tap water. I can't remember who, but somebody on the forum did some really extensive testing, and found that the PH stayed well below 3 for much longer than expected, long after it had gone cloudy.

Ah, here it is! Star San cloudiness lab report
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:58 PM   #93
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Ah, here it is! Star San cloudiness lab report
Good to know...thanks for posting that link. I def waste too much...it just works so damn well as a soaker.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:24 PM   #94
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And if you religiously avoid soft drinks for the same reason, then you have a valid reason.
If you are pecking away on your keyboard while sipping a Coke, then your concerns are asinine.

Also, to everyone who has these "chemical" concerns, never ever buy ANY meat products, especially chicken. They all use an acidic sanitizer like StarSan on all of their equipment and conveyor systems and don't rinse.....
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I would use star san, but i would still rince it personally.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:00 PM   #95
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Well i tihnk this thread is concluded.

Nothing bad can happen from not rinsing
Rinsing is most likely not going to cause a problem but takes away the sanitizing efforts of the starsan there fore wastig the time and money you spent on it and using it.

If you want advice start a thread, if not don't.

Can we just close this already?

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Old 04-13-2011, 05:23 PM   #96
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You have all been very infoamative. Eh? eh.

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Yep, there are even legends recounting tales of people racking onto an inch of Starsan in the bottom of a fermentor with no ill effects.
until they get cancer of the brain from drinking too much sanitizer...
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My only issue with the foam is when i go to fill a keg with beer. I use starsan to sanitize the keg and there a bunch of foam. The reason i fear it is cause the bubbles have oxygen in it and when i vent the keg it wont get the o2 out of the foam so i vent like crazy hoping that the bubbles fade and any o2 is purged out.

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I'm one of those people in the minority that does not feel comfortable ingesting a no-rinse sanitizer. I have actually switched from using star san which one of its ingredients is Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid. I'm sure the studies say that its fine to ingest but the benzene ring in there just freaks me out a little. So now I use saniclean which has phosphoric acid just like starsan (which i'm totally ok with as its in every soda that we drink) but instead of Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid it has Sulfonate oleric acid. Sulfonate oleric acid is a fatty acid derivative and our bodies are made to process fatty acids. I know this is extreme overkill but I also rinse the keg out with a little bit of beer first, dump that out then rack over the rest to the keg. I keg in 3 gallon kegs but I brew 4 gallons knowing that a gallon will be lost after racking, rinsing etc. Anyway that's my 2 cents.

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I'm one of those people in the minority that does not feel comfortable ingesting a no-rinse sanitizer. I have actually switched from using star san which one of its ingredients is Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid. I'm sure the studies say that its fine to ingest but the benzene ring in there just freaks me out a little. So now I use saniclean which has phosphoric acid just like starsan (which i'm totally ok with as its in every soda that we drink) but instead of Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid it has Sulfonate oleric acid. Sulfonate oleric acid is a fatty acid derivative and our bodies are made to process fatty acids. I know this is extreme overkill but I also rinse the keg out with a little bit of beer first, dump that out then rack over the rest to the keg. I keg in 3 gallon kegs but I brew 4 gallons knowing that a gallon will be lost after racking, rinsing etc. Anyway that's my 2 cents.

With such heightened concern, I'm surprised you drink alcohol?


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