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Old 01-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Default Leaving Starsan in a corney three days?

Occasional posts advise caution about Starsan and SS, but never really in any detail. My question is that if I have refurbed a corney by replacing the o-rings and reassembled, can I put a gallon of Starstan solution in it to sanitize, seal it and pressurize it, and then leave it in there until Wed. (two days) so I can use it to run through by beer line before hooking up the keg?

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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i do that. i have had a keg full of starsan for a month. Nothing went wrong with that keg.

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I have had a keg with starsan in it for probably about 8-12 months, I use it to sanitize my keg lines and other kegs as I will transfer it to and from that keg. I haven't seen any problems with the stainless.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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I agree with the previous posters. Whenever I clean out a keg I always leave a qt. or two of starsan in there until I use the keg again, which could be a few months later.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #5
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I've heard that starsan is bad for aluminum but never stainless.

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Yea, starsan will eat corrodable metals like aluminum, but stainless is its natural habitat. I keep a keg of DH20 starsan around at all times.
If anything the starsan is cleaning my keg.

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