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Old 01-16-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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Default How long does One-Step stay viable?

Accorind to the DVD instructional manual that Midwest offers, One Step sanitizer can be stored between brew sessions and used over and over again. Does anyone know how long One-step retains it's sanitizing properties after you mix it up?

Does any such documentation exist on how long this stuff reminas good?

If possible, I plan to bottle up the solution in milk/water jugs and use it multiple times. Does anyone else practice this?

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Old 01-16-2007, 06:51 PM   #2
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I keep mine in mason jars. I was told I could use it until it became discolored - yellow. I haven't used a mixed up batch for more than three brews, but the stuff is so cheap I don't care...

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Old 01-16-2007, 09:58 PM   #3
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I just ran a similar post this weekend. I was told be people on here and other sites to try and limit the length of storage past two weeks or so. I have noticed that my one step became slimmy and did not carb up when I would stir it after about 1 month. Further, I was told that using Star San would last longer and that it will always carbup to let you know its working. I usually mix 5 gallon at a time in a new bucket that I use only for the purpose of sanitizing. I used my one step for about one month but like I said, the slimmy feeling began to worry me.

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I never realized you could re-use it more than once. Something to keep in mind.

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McKBrew, Thanks for the input. I guess all that advice was right on!

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I've never used star-san, is it a no-rinse sanitizer like one-step? Any particular advantages?

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Here's the review page for StarSan:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=14&limit=views

And for One Step:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=11&cat=24

Austin Homebrew has a new product called Easy Clean which is supposed to be just like One Step but a bit cheaper. I ordered 3 lbs this week to try it out.

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