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Old 02-18-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default First time using Star San, how much for one gallon?

The mix rate for star san is one ouce for five gallons according to the label. But I hear people mixing one tablespoon per one gallon. So if my math is right, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons. So then one tablespoon would actually make 2.5 gallons. But if people are mixing at a higher concentration, would it still be "no-rinse"?

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Old 02-18-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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Ya, its still fine to be no rinse

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Old 02-18-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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By my calcs you want .2 Ounce per Gallon or,

1.2 Teaspoons
5.9 Milliliter

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I just started using it. I decided i will ONLY be using it in spray form. Helps cut cost. If I need to soak something I'll use iodophor since i have plenty of that lying around.

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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I just use a 2 gallon bucket with a line marked at 1 1/4 gal. That way I can just use the 1/4 oz measurement on the bottle.

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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Just use a tad less than 1/4 oz. You will be fine...

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:04 PM   #7
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You can always re use Star San (until it looks cloudy) I save mine in gallon water jugs and it keeps on foaming

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:29 PM   #8
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Just use a tad less than 1/4 oz. You will be fine...
Thats what I do. I use one gallon apple juice jugs (from apfelwein), use the measurement on the bottle to just under 1/4oz to the gallon jug.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:31 PM   #9
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on the larger sized container, there are milliliter markings on the reverse. I use those for making 1 gallon (slightly over the 5 mL mark)

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:34 PM   #10
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You can always re use Star San (until it looks cloudy) I save mine in gallon water jugs and it keeps on foaming
Mine starts out cloudy so you can't always go by that. Depends on whats in the water i think. My PH is fine.
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