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Old 12-09-2007, 10:52 PM   #21
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As a formulation chemist the phosphoric acid at the dilution in Star San is perfectly safe. I do have a problem with the surfactant DDBSA being used at the ridiculous amount of 15% of the concentrate. This is completely unnecessary and should be reduced by the manufacturer. Who wants a benzene ring + hydrocarbon in their beer ( plus who knows what the yeast do to this )?

PS I do use Star San as a leave on sanitizer ( rinse my fermenters and leave on ) between batches and also in a spray bottle ( for quick shots ). Its a great CIP sanitizer.

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Old 12-09-2007, 11:14 PM   #22
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Don't fear the foam!!!

why am i finding this strangely erotic?
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If the foam bothers you that bad, just tip whatever container you've sanitized with Star-San upside down and let it air dry for and hour. Most of the foam should be gone by then. Rinsing it after using Star-San is counterproductive. You'll just reinfect the very surfaces you are trying to sanitize.

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Old 12-09-2007, 11:26 PM   #24
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If the foam bothers you that bad, just tip whatever container you've sanitized with Star-San upside down and let it air dry for and hour. Most of the foam should be gone by then. Rinsing it after using Star-San is counterproductive. You'll just reinfect the very surfaces you are trying to sanitize.
And exposing it to air for an hour (unless you live in a vacuum) would be as counter-productive as rinsing it.

My suggestion for getting over the foam thing, is to get over the foam thing and trust us.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:38 PM   #25
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And exposing it to air for an hour (unless you live in a vacuum) would be as counter-productive as rinsing it.

My suggestion for getting over the foam thing, is to get over the foam thing and trust us.
How long did people trust asbestos before they figured out it causes cancer?
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How long did people trust asbestos before they figured out it causes cancer?
If you're afraid of the foam, stop drinking Coke. It has far higher levels of phosphoric acid than your beer will ever have from Star San foam.
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And exposing it to air for an hour (unless you live in a vacuum) would be as counter-productive as rinsing it.

My suggestion for getting over the foam thing, is to get over the foam thing and trust us.
The foam doesn't bother me but the directions on the bottle recommend you air dry before use.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:26 AM   #29
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OOPS !!! Thanks again to this forum ! Made me recalculate the surfactant
level and it is WELL within reason. For what it is worth I put together cleaning formulations among other for a living ( among other things ).

Still wish they would use a different surfactant but I am probably being anal.

I also use star san in a spray bottle. After rinsing out a home brew I give it a quick spray. No mold ever... I rinse well but this is dirt cheap insurance

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Okay... here is a question: Where do you buy Starsan?

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