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Old 10-02-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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In sanitizing my carboys, I've been just mixing up starsan in them and letting it sit while I brew. My problem is the getting the foam out before moving the wort to it. Been using distilled water but this seems a bit labor intensive and I figured there must be a better way.

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Old 10-02-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
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Ignore it...you actually WANT the foam in there. When in the presence of wort and beer it breaks down and becomes yeast food.

As we say, "don't fear the foam."











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The foam is fine to leave in there. There's about a million references to it on this site. No need to rinse it out.

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Edit- Dang it. Beat me to it Revvy.

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Old 10-03-2011, 12:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. We got four batches done this weekend. Two Marzens (One with Peaches and one spiced) and two porters (one with sorghum syrup added and one raspberry). All seem to be doing fine and bubbling away.

Now we just have to hope we got enough right for them to be drinkable!

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Don't rinse it out!!! If you do it is the same as not using it at all!



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