Originally Posted by dragonlor20
I brewed with bleach for years and it was ok. The thing is that it is just such a pain you have to bleach for 20 minutes vs 2 minutes with starsan. You have to heat a second batch of water for rinsing. Lots of extra shaking and movement to rinse everything. Starsan is just easy - if you miss some it turns to phosphoric acid at the ph of beer. Starsan took some non-brewing time out of my brew day and i like when I can do that.
Well, technically, Charlie at Five Star claims you only need 30 seconds, but they have to put a minute and a half on the label to appease the FDA.