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Old 01-25-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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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
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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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

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No it's not fermentable. But it does break down into what amounts to yeast food when it comes in contact with yeast.
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From Five Star (Download Tech Sheet)


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

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

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

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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.
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Lead has a pretty high OG or SG
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