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RobE 01-12-2013 04:43 PM

Is StarSan foam in carboy bad?
 
I've never had a problem with starsan ruining mg beer but 2 of my friends that I brew with think that the foam in the Carboy is going to ruin the beer when you rack it into the fermenter. Who's right?

GrogNerd 01-12-2013 04:50 PM

Don't Fear the Foam!

87,000 people use it every brew day with no problems

as long as it's mixed and used properly, it's actually good for the yeast.

just don't dump it undiluted into your primary

Sjorge3442 01-12-2013 04:53 PM

I try to get the majority of the foam out by swinging the carboy, but i know the foam is good for the beer. Just let it be.

Capn_Bill 01-12-2013 04:56 PM

Another vote for "don't fear the foam".


Same goes when you're transferring to your secondary (if applicable) or bottling or kegging...

mpcluever 01-12-2013 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sjorge3442 (Post 4777721)
I try to get the majority of the foam out by swinging the carboy, but i know the foam is good for the beer. Just let it be.

"swinging" and "carboy" just doesn't sound good in the same sentence. Sounds like flying glass shards to me.

Gunpowder 01-12-2013 06:25 PM

Nope. in fact, it's good.

aubiecat 01-12-2013 08:14 PM

If you are scared of the foam try
.

RobbinD 01-13-2013 03:48 PM

As a follow-on question about StarSan, how bad is it if 1.5 cups of diluted StarSan made it into my 6 gallon primary? Is this a dump and re-start or???

My first batch of homebrew ever, long story about how this happened, but appreciate any advice.

mdgagne 01-13-2013 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobbinD (Post 4780364)
As a follow-on question about StarSan, how bad is it if 1.5 cups of diluted StarSan made it into my 6 gallon primary? Is this a dump and re-start or???

My first batch of homebrew ever, long story about how this happened, but appreciate any advice.

As long as the 1.5 cups was properly diluted to suggested concentration the 5 gallons of wort should have disabled the sanitizing ability of the star San. A quick pH test can confirm this; star San is only effective if the pH is below 3.

RobbinD 01-13-2013 03:59 PM

So this may be salvageable...great!

How would I measure the pH?


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