Originally Posted by DrawTap88
Isn't star san just soap that turns into yeast nutrient?
Nope, StarSan is a phosphoric acid-based sanitizer with a form of a pesticide in it (it causes cells to exploded, hence the sanitation and the warning label on the bottle).
Soap is a dispersant, and a lot of old soaps contained phosphorus, but its not allowed to the general public anymore because of the water quality problems it poses (algal blooms and eutrophication).
I am still confused: did you run out of star san and try using dish soap as a sanitizing solution? I would never do that again, b/c 1) it won't sanitize anything and 2) soap destroys head retention in beer and can act as a laxative.
You could just put your IC in the boil for the last 10-15 min to sanitize it. I thought that was what everyone did?