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Old 01-29-2008, 10:51 PM   #11
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If the bottles repaint themselves, you're fired!









I think your solution of Starsan is getting more basic. Add more.

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Old 01-29-2008, 11:55 PM   #12
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I have a bunch of Red Stripe to try this on!
Anyone know if the red stripe bottles contain Titanium Oxide on them like the Stone bottles do?
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:12 PM   #13
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Quick Noob question....

Ive never used Star San...Is it a liquid? And is it made by "five star"

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Old 01-30-2008, 06:02 PM   #14
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Yes yes.


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Old 12-04-2012, 06:58 AM   #15
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I figured I'd chime in this 5 year old thread. I used 1oz Starstan to ~12oz water. I put the mix into a 2qt container slightly wider than the bottle and tall enough to cover the ink label. When I put the bottle (filled with water to keep weighted down) in the container the mix came to just below the top of the container and fully covering the label. It LITERALLY took 5 minutes before I could simply take a sponge to it and the ink came right off. This would be a great way to strip numerous bottles in a short period of time, Otherwise, it's kinda wasting Starstan. [STONE BREWERY- RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT 2011 BOTTLE. GRAY AND BLUE INK]

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #16
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If I made some of this concentrated star san solution, maybe a gal or 2 in one of those Home Depot painters/storage buckets and weighted down however many bottles i can fit, can I keep reusing this same solution? I have 50 or so corona bottles I'd like to clean up.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #17
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For anyone doing this I used one of the homer orange buckets from Home Depot, added 1 gal of water with 1 oz Star San & then 12 bottles full of water. After 24hrs most of the paint came off with a scrub, another 24hrs and another scrub later all the paint is gone and you have only the "shadow" of what was originally there. Started another 12 today, will see how long the Star San remains potent. Looking forward to adding my 5 month Apfelwine once I have enough bottles scrubbed

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