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RLinNH 09-16-2007 10:09 PM

Bottling with Star San
 
So, I used to fill the Bucket up with a Bleach/Water solution, rinse, then siphon into the bucket. Now I have Star Sans. Just fill the bucket up, empty it, leaving the bubbles and NOT rinsing the bucket, then siphon on top of the bubbles. Sound about right? Also, the Caps. Can I dunk them in Star Sans, and WITHOUT rinsing them put them directly onto the Bottles? Or should I be rinsing the Star Sans off the Caps before I use them?

Beerrific 09-16-2007 10:18 PM

Sounds good. No rinse on all accounts.

BlindLemonLars 09-16-2007 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RLinNH
So, I used to fill the Bucket up with a Bleach/Water solution, rinse, then siphon into the bucket. Now I have Star Sans. Just fill the bucket up, empty it, leaving the bubbles and NOT rinsing the bucket, then siphon on top of the bubbles. Sound about right? Also, the Caps. Can I dunk them in Star Sans, and WITHOUT rinsing them put them directly onto the Bottles? Or should I be rinsing the Star Sans off the Caps before I use them?

You're pretty much on target. I'd let the bucket drain awhile and allow most of the bubbles to drip out. Don't rinse the caps, just soak em for at least half a minute and put them right onto your filled bottles.

Yooper 09-16-2007 10:34 PM

You don't have to fill up the bucket- just mix up a smaller amount of Starsan and then put the lid on the bucket and shake it up so it coats the whole thing. And make sure you open the tap of the bottling bucket to sanitize the tap.

I just put the caps in the sanitizer in a small bowl before I rack and pull them out one at a time and put on the bottle.

BlindLemonLars 09-16-2007 11:36 PM

Yooper, just looking at your x-ray avatar gives me the chills! :eek:

Hope it healed up okay!!

Yooper 09-17-2007 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BlindLemonLars
Yooper, just looking at your x-ray avatar gives me the chills! :eek:

Hope it healed up okay!!

Haha, no it didn't. It was way worse than that originally, actually. But, it healed about 85%, so I'm only a little worse for wear. Hockey starts in about 2 weeks, so I've been doing some conditioning and I'm doing ok.

ρMσ 09-22-2007 06:40 PM

[QUOTE=BlindLemonLars]I'd let the bucket drain awhile and allow most of the bubbles to drip out. Don't rinse the caps, just soak em for at least half a minute and put them right onto your filled bottles


so when bottling (after sanitizing) do you need to allow star san to completely dry (bottles, caps, buckets, tubes) before letting beer come into contact?

Beerrific 09-22-2007 06:51 PM

[QUOTE=ρMσ]
Quote:

Originally Posted by BlindLemonLars
I'd let the bucket drain awhile and allow most of the bubbles to drip out. Don't rinse the caps, just soak em for at least half a minute and put them right onto your filled bottles


so when bottling (after sanitizing) do you need to allow star san to completely dry (bottles, caps, buckets, tubes) before letting beer come into contact?

no...30 sec contact time then you are good to go

malkore 09-23-2007 02:30 AM

yep 30 seconds is all it takes, and you don't have to let it air dry. i just sanitize my bottle tree first, then let my bottles drain off a few minutes, then start filling.

toasted 03-04-2009 12:08 AM

If I'm using Star San to sanitize my bottles, is it ok to have some foam still in them when I go to siphon the beer into them?


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