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Old 09-04-2007, 02:28 AM   #1
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Default WTF...Broken caps on sanitizer.

This just happened on my StarSan. I just finished a bottle of Iodaphor with the same problem.
Tightened that cap and it split!

@#$%*^%&%^$!

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Old 09-04-2007, 02:32 AM   #2
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The bottles of Iodophor that I've had delivered from MoreBeer always come with clear packing tape around the caps, I wonder if it's a problem they know about and use the tape to prevent it...

Or maybe you just need to lay off the spinach there popeye...

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Old 09-04-2007, 02:33 AM   #3
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Man, how hard did you tighten it?

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Old 09-04-2007, 02:33 AM   #4
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Easy there, Muscles!

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I think the caps get dried out easily.

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This is a common problem with strong chemicals packaged in polyolefins, it's called environmental stress cracking. I have complained to my LHBS about this, and pointed out that the problem has been solved by most polymer suppliers, so that Five Star needs to get get different caps. My last bottle came with a black cap, so maybe they have already fixed the problem.

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That has happened to me before.

A hint--buy the big brown bottles of hydrogen peroxide at Walmart for 2 dollars and use the caps from those. Perfect fit and they don't crack like the star-san ones do.

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That has happened to me before.

A hint--buy the big brown bottles of hydrogen peroxide at Walmart for 2 dollars and use the caps from those. Perfect fit and they don't crack like the star-san ones do.
Thanks! My 32 oz bottle of Starsan gave me a cracked lid within two week. I swapped lids and taped it down. Now I'm more gentle, but live the peroxide cap idea.
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Thanks! My 32 oz bottle of Starsan gave me a cracked lid within two week. I swapped lids and taped it down. Now I'm more gentle, but live the peroxide cap idea.
Paying essentiually 2 bucks for a cap sucks, but star-san is like gold.
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Paying essentiually 2 bucks for a cap sucks, but star-san is like gold.
Yeah, but I want to keep the bottle cause I have a gallon of the stuff that I bought in January for $26.

It should last me a few years.
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