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Old 12-09-2007, 11:38 PM   #31
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I buy mine from NB. You may be able to find it at your LHBS. If they don't carry it, ask them to.

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Old 12-09-2007, 11:52 PM   #32
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Still wish they would use a different surfactant but I am probably being anal.
When Charlie was on, he said that at the time Star San was formulated that was the best he could get his hands on. They've thought about changing it up, put don't want to have to go back through EPA testing on the new formula.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:00 AM   #33
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When Charlie was on, he said that at the time Star San was formulated that was the best he could get his hands on. They've thought about changing it up, put don't want to have to go back through EPA testing on the new formula.
Smart man. The EPA is bullsheet about the "inert" ingredients like this. Really pisses me off when they should focus in on the active portion ( which is so well proven ). You have to pony up somehting like $ 100 +k for this type of BS.

Id rather have my teeth pulled without pain killers , put back in and then pulled back again than deal with the EPA on these silly things.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:03 AM   #34
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The foam doesn't bother me but the directions on the bottle recommend you air dry before use.
Bacteria fall, so if you have it in a carboy dryer facing down you should be fine, plus the foam should keep the bacteria out, give i a shake to get the last of the foam out and go.. or just ignore the foam it goes away quick once the beer goes in
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:40 AM   #35
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:56 AM   #36
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The foam doesn't bother me but the directions on the bottle recommend you air dry before use.
I think that means allow to air dry as opposed to any other method or rinsing.
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:03 AM   #37
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That's nice. Are you gonna put that on your Christmas cards?
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:37 PM   #38
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You can die from drinking too much water as well. In it's diluted form, Starsan poses very little health threat.
Which is why I always dilute my drinking water.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #39
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There is nothing to worry about with the foam. Something I do though to limit it in my carboys is when I drain it, turn the carboy completely upside down and swirl it to create a whirlpool. This causes it to drain faster and gets more of the residual foam out. The walls of the carboy are still coated, but the bulk comes out.

and I personally doubt the ramifications of rinsing it. I dont think that tap water is so full of bugs that rinsing off the foam would be counterproductive. I bet it would still be sanitary. What do I know though?

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Old 12-10-2007, 04:00 PM   #40
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...and I personally doubt the ramifications of rinsing it. I dont think that tap water is so full of bugs that rinsing off the foam would be counterproductive. I bet it would still be sanitary. What do I know though?
I wouldn't bet my own beer on it, but to each his own.
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