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H-Man 01-25-2013 11:20 PM

Star-san
 
Folks, what are the star-San Do's and Dont's ?
I just picked some up tonight and the instructions on the bottle are written in a font that is unreadable almost to the naked eye.

Varmintman 01-25-2013 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by H-Man (Post 4827123)
Folks, what are the star-San Do's and Dont's ?
I just picked some up tonight and the instructions on the bottle are written in a font that is unreadable almost to the naked eye.

I had to put my glasses on to read mine. Some things to know though is use it and do not fear the foam

Revvy 01-25-2013 11:32 PM

This podcast should tell you everything you need to know.

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March 29, 2007 - Sanitizing with Bleach and Star San
Charlie Talley from Five Star Chemicals tells us best practices in using household bleach and Star San in sanitizing equipment.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-29-07.mp3

jtejedor 01-25-2013 11:34 PM

Pretty much all you need to know is the dilution rate which is 6ml per gallon of water. Get yourself a cheap medicine syringe at walgreen or walmart and measuring out the amount is easy. Once its diluted its pretty safe I would be more careful handling the concentrated solution. Here is a tip, mix it with distilled water in a spray bottle and it never goes bad so you can spot sanitize smaller items. Other then that I am sure if you go to their website you can read all the official literature there.

wilserbrewer 01-26-2013 12:48 PM

Don't set the concentrated Star San bottle on a Formica surface. Chances are there is concentrate residue on the bottom of the bottle that will acid etch your countertop. Ok you have been warned!

Gear101 01-26-2013 12:50 PM

The stuff has a OG of 1.3ish or something like that, I think it is fully fermentable.

Revvy 01-26-2013 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Gear101 (Post 4828587)
The stuff has a OG of 1.3ish or something like that, I think it is fully fermentable.


????????

No it's not fermentable. But it does break down into what amounts to yeast food when it comes in contact with yeast.

Gear101 01-26-2013 04:14 PM

From Five Star (Download Tech Sheet)


 PROPERTIES
APPEARANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………... . . LIGHT BROWN
ODOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………... .. . SLIGHTLY ALCOHOLIC
PHOSPHATE CONTENT AS % Phosphorus . . . ... ………... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 5.8%
SPECIFIC GRAVITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………. . . .1.320

.............................

Must be the raw product or I'm reading it wrong? Some other type of Specific Gravity?

Revvy 01-26-2013 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Gear101 (Post 4829155)
From Five Star (Download Tech Sheet)


 PROPERTIES
APPEARANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . LIGHT BROWN
ODOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... .. . SLIGHTLY ALCOHOLIC
PHOSPHATE CONTENT AS % Phosphorus . . . ... ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 5.8%
SPECIFIC GRAVITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.320

.............................

Must be the raw product or I'm reading it wrong? Some other type of Specific Gravity?

Every liquid has a specific gravity, that just means the density of the liquid, it doesn't necessarily mean it's density comes from sugar, or that it is fermentable. Here's a chart of specific gravities for many liquids, very few of which are fermentables.

wilserbrewer 01-26-2013 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Gear101 (Post 4828587)
The stuff has a OG of 1.3ish or something like that, I think it is fully fermentable.

Lead has a pretty high OG or SG:)


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