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Old 11-06-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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I was doing some sanitizing today and noticed a smell out of the bottle of Star San. I have never noticed this smell before, it´s kind of chemical/medicinal. Is it normal for starsan to smell?

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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I was doing some sanitizing today and noticed a smell out of the bottle of Star San. I have never noticed this smell before, it´s kind of chemical/medicinal. Is it normal for starsan to smell?
I hope it's normal because that's how mine has always smelled.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:21 AM   #3
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My wife thinks it smells like cat piss.

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:29 AM   #4
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I've never stuck my nose in there, and have never noticed any odor at all.

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:42 AM   #5
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I agree with the chemical/medicinal smell. I think it's normal..

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Old 11-07-2012, 01:58 AM   #6
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As a mechanic by trade, I have always likened fresh Starsan to battery acid. Not directly a smell, but a burn in the nostrils. As Starsan is an acid, I believe this to be a good sign.

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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It does have a weird smell, that's normal

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Yeah smells funny and tastes like crap!

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Thanks for your replies!

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