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Old 12-28-2010, 07:22 PM   #1
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If I mixed up some sanitizer in a 5 gal home depot bucket a put a lid on it, how long would it stay good for?

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
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I keep mine in a spray bottle but dump and refill it during each brew session. I would feel comfortable as long as it still foams up if stirred or shaken.

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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Depend on what sanitizer you are talking about, and what you mixed it with. The only one that really lasts a good long time is Starsan when mixed with distilled water (Which in a spray bottle can last months. Then Iodophor mixed with distilled (effective til it loses it's straw color, which is about 2 days.) None of the others really stay effective after you use them.

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I have a small, 1gal pump up sprayer (the kind sold for weed control) that has had Starsan in it for a week. It still foams when shaken. I plan to use it again tomorrow.

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:36 PM   #5
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I keep mine in a spray bottle but dump and refill it during each brew session. I would feel comfortable as long as it still foams up if stirred or shaken.
+1 I also re-up my starsan every brew day. Unless I get the rare chance to brew twice in one week or something. Since I've gone AG I find it harder and harder to convince the wife that my 6 hours of free time is better spent brewing beer than doing other stuff around the house...
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Starsan will remain viable for months, even with tap water. As long as the pH is below 3, it's fine. I keep mine in a covered bucket and check it with pH strips. Iodophor, mix new every batch.

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