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Old 11-13-2008, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Starsan safe for skin contact?

Does anyone bother to use rubber gloves when using Starsan or is it safe to just go without and rinse your hands afterwards?

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:23 AM   #2
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Starsan that is diluted properly in water is fine with bare hands. Undiluted, i would avoid contact. IIRC, my local brewhouse expert said he doesn't use the stuff anymore because of a previous acid burn.

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:23 AM   #3
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I try to sanatize my hands using it when I'm handling my brewing equipment.

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:26 AM   #4
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I shake it up and make a big foam hat (like when you were 2, in the tub) and plop it on my bald head, no ill effects yet.

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I shake it up and make a big foam hat (like when you were 2, in the tub) and plop it on my bald head, no ill effects yet.
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Thanks, I am glad to hear it is not that big of deal. I will forgo the rubber gloves next time and take the risk!

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Old 11-13-2008, 01:08 AM   #7
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I find that it dries my hands out just a bit at the end of a brew day. Other than that, I think you should be fine. Just keep your junk out of it...

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Here's all the info you need on Starsan..

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Basic Brewing Radio 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.

http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicb...br03-29-07.mp3
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Duly noted. Keep junk away from sanitizer.

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Old 11-13-2008, 02:51 AM   #10
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Speaking of keeping junk out of the sanitizer...it cures jock itch

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