I'm thinking of switching to Star-San as my go-to cleaner. I really like the idea of the no-rinse, guaranteed foamy sanitation that it offers.
The part that bugs me is the large portion of the dodecylbenzene sulfonate.
Chemically speaking, I know it has the potential to break down into perfectly harmless compounds which can be used by yeast as food.
But I'm not able to find any kind of decomposition or breakdown for this compound. The worrying thing is that I could see how the benzene ring could be left intact, and well, benzene really isn't good for you.
Any smarter chemists out there that could put my mind at ease?
Fermenting - Pomegranate Mead (3g), Acerglyn
Kegged - Modified Bee Cave IPA, Calypso Pale
Bottled - Brown ale, Pomegranate Mead, Orange Apfelwein