Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Star Sans and how long???
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2008, 12:33 AM   #1
goldengrl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 27
Default Star Sans and how long???

I just started using this product and I have a question. The last time I brewed I cleaned and sanitized 2 carboys. I ended up only using 1 and I set the other to the side with an empty sanitized airlock. The queston is do I have to resanitize or should it be okay??

__________________

Wendy


Primary: Irish Red
Secondary: Honey Bee Lager
Bottled: Pale Ale, Magic Hat 9 clone

goldengrl is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2008, 12:38 AM   #2
Gnome
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gnome's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Atlanta/ Phoenix
Posts: 202
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

If you leave the Airlock in the bung it will stretch it per say, allow it to reclaim it's original shape.. I cover the carboy with ziplock bag and rubber band and re sanitize at next use.

__________________

The Older I get the Faster I use to be.

Gnome is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2008, 01:53 AM   #3
Kevin Dean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kevin Dean's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 1,377
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

In theory you should be okay.

In practice, it only takes a minute to be SURE it's okay to use. I've personally found a spray bottle with no-rinse sanitizer (like Star San) to be awesome for sanitizing carboys on the fly.

__________________
Free State Project liaison to the homebrew hobby!

"What's your name? Well my mom calls me Son, and my cat calls me Meow, either will do." -- Sam Dodson of the Obscured Truth Network
Kevin Dean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
Funkenjaeger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Funkenjaeger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 1,637
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts

Default

It would probably take you less time to re-sanitize it than it took you to ask your question. I think you will be fine to use it as is, but it never hurts to sanitize again and be sure.

__________________
Funkenjaeger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2008, 03:26 PM   #5
rdwj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rdwj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 4,594
Liked 19 Times on 14 Posts

Default

Keep a spray bottle of Star San. It will stay good for months. When you need something, just give it a quick spray. It literally can't get any easier.

__________________
On Tap: Whatever I just brewed (got sick of updating it)
rdwj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2008, 03:59 PM   #6
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 87 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I keep a 5 gal bucket of the stuff ready at all times.

For carboys I just use a funnel and pour in about 5 cups of SS and shake/swirl for a couple of seconds then pour it back into the bucket...wait 30 seconds and done...

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2008, 03:45 PM   #7
brewawan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 71
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnome
If you leave the Airlock in the bung it will stretch it per say, allow it to reclaim it's original shape.. I cover the carboy with ziplock bag and rubber band and re sanitize at next use.
I've tried just putting a little saran-wrap and rubber band that after sanitation and haven't had a problem yet. I think this would be a viable method? Anyone else done this?
__________________

____________________________________
Black Cat Brewery "Forget Superstition"

Up Next: ???
Primary:#16 Imperial Coffee Stout
Secondary/Kegged:
Drinking: Probably going to BevMo for a keg of something tasty

brewawan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 03:38 PM   #8
BrooZer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 340
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewawan
I've tried just putting a little saran-wrap and rubber band that after sanitation and haven't had a problem yet. I think this would be a viable method? Anyone else done this?
I did that on my last brew, i sanitized in the morning and let it sit with saran over it all day. I hope it works. It isnt done yet.
__________________

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit of Hoppyness

BrooZer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sanitation: How long does Star-San stay good for (mixed up)? bsay Equipment/Sanitation 18 07-01-2013 05:44 PM
sans le chat (from wild brews) slim chillingsworth Recipes/Ingredients 1 11-07-2011 05:03 PM
Brewing bravely sans hydrometer Neomich General Techniques 6 06-04-2009 02:22 AM
So I Used Star Sans on My Stone...... RLinNH Equipment/Sanitation 3 02-11-2008 06:14 PM
Star Sans Question RLinNH Equipment/Sanitation 13 09-03-2007 12:54 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS