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Old 06-24-2007, 01:53 AM   #11
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Would that work the same way if I left them in bleach for likr three days? I don't have starsan, and I'm not ready to brew for a week or two, but I do need to prep some bottles. I got like 5 boxes of misc bottles for free the other day off of CraigsList. There were 22oz Rogue and Stone bottles, a couple of 40 oz bottles, and a bunch of various regular brown bottles. There were even about a dozen Grolsch flip tops!

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Old 06-24-2007, 02:17 AM   #12
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Would that work the same way if I left them in bleach for likr three days? I don't have starsan, and I'm not ready to brew for a week or two, but I do need to prep some bottles. I got like 5 boxes of misc bottles for free the other day off of CraigsList. There were 22oz Rogue and Stone bottles, a couple of 40 oz bottles, and a bunch of various regular brown bottles. There were even about a dozen Grolsch flip tops!
I don't think chlorine would do the same to the paint like the acid based Starsan does.
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Old 06-27-2007, 04:26 PM   #13
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Sweet find!!!!, I had given up on all of my bottles with print on them, I even asked two local home brew supply stores and they did not know this. Thank you, I just put a bunch of bottles in my starsan and can't wait to see the label melt away.

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Old 06-27-2007, 06:20 PM   #14
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Sweet deal. Now, if I can just manage to choke down some red stripe, I'll have those stubby bottles I've been pining for.

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Old 06-27-2007, 06:24 PM   #15
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kvh -- I was wondering if you spotted this thread yet!

Why don't you tell your friends to choke it down, and you can swap them the stubby bottles for some regular bottles filled with homebrew. Sounds cheaper and safer in the long run.

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Old 06-27-2007, 06:29 PM   #16
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Are the Red Stripe bottles twist off or non?

Also, I found out that Star San removes paint at about the same time the OP did. I was soaking some bottles to sanitize and there were a few Arrogant Bastards and other misc Stone brewery bottles that the paint just started flaking off. It seems to leave behind a shadow of where the paint was that I couldn't remove tho - I wonder if I just need to soak them longer? Has anyone else noticed this?

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Old 07-04-2007, 11:09 PM   #17
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Here, we go. I am going to attempt to replicate what happened.

Here I have some nice 22 oz. bottles with painted labels.



Here they are soaking in the standard StarSan solution.



I will check on them in 1 week by pulling one out, rinsing it off, and setting it on a white piece of paper to see what flakes off as it dries.

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Cool. I have a bunch of 22oz Stone IPA and Rogue bottles laying around. I just ordered the 32 oz star-san from AHS the other day, so I'll have to give that a shot!

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Cool. I have a bunch of 22oz Stone IPA and Rogue bottles laying around. I just ordered the 32 oz star-san from AHS the other day, so I'll have to give that a shot!
It's tough to beat StarSan. I still have about 1/3 of a 32 oz. bottle after 14 batches of beer and 16 batches of Apfelwein. When that's gone, I'll crack open the gallon bottle I bought for $26 back when my bulk buy came in.

1 Tablespoon to 2.5 gallons of water is all I use. I filled up a 3 gallon water bottle at the store today with RO water. It should last for months and I'll use that to fill my spray bottles.

StarSan rocks and is septic tank friendly.
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I filled up a 3 gallon water bottle at the store today with RO water.

What does RO stand for?
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