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Old 01-22-2011, 05:27 PM   #11
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a spray bottle filled with starsan comes in real handy also


Starsan is kinda expensive, until you realize how far it goes.

Bought a 1.99 spray bottle and use maybe 1 total bottle to clean equipment and such when brewing and then bottling. I go overboard with it and spray EVERYTHING.


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Old 01-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone for the advice. Will I need to rinse my equipment after using StarSan before it touches the beer?



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Old 01-23-2011, 02:20 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone for the advice. Will I need to rinse my equipment after using StarSan before it touches the beer?
No rinse....that what makes it easy. I store mine in a bucket with a lid and get several uses out of it before having to remake a batch.

Its also helpfull to get a 98 cent spray bottle from walmart to use...

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:10 AM   #14
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thanks, is there a good way to tell when to dump and make a new starsan mixture?

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:24 AM   #15
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Great thread. good info for a newbie like me.

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:24 AM   #16
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brewed for the first time today.. I made up a 5 gallon batch of star-san and had it in my bottling bucket. i had my spoon, auto-siphon, etc in the bucket, I would use it and put back in the bucket.

it was 1oz star-san per 5 gallons of water. I had the 8oz container so I can get 8 brew session out of it.

I did fill a spray bottle with my solution,but didn't use it once. I just dipped everything into the bottle bucket and it worked fine.

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:25 AM   #17
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thanks, is there a good way to tell when to dump and make a new starsan mixture?
Starsan and Iodophor are the best recognized food grade sanitizers: they're both the same in that you should mix the concentrations of bottle to water as it states in the directions. For both, they become denatured after a few hours: so you should make a new concentration for each batch. If you reserve some with a spray bottle, that's sealed and can be used batch after batch.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:49 AM   #18
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thanks again everyone. your answers are very helpful for myself and clearly many others. Happy brewing!

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Old 01-25-2011, 04:27 AM   #19
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If you are going to reuse a Star San solution I would highly reccomend mixing with either RO or distilled water.

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brewed for the first time today.. I made up a 5 gallon batch of star-san and had it in my bottling bucket. i had my spoon, auto-siphon, etc in the bucket, I would use it and put back in the bucket.
I have used about 2 ounces so far an have 8 batches bottled with one in the fermenter. Star San can go a long long way if you use a spray bottle.
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I have used about 2 ounces so far an have 8 batches bottled with one in the fermenter. Star San can go a long long way if you use a spray bottle.
shoot, I just followed the directions a mixed 1oz star-san to 5 gallons of water. I did fill my spray bottle but never used the spray bottle at all. I just dipped every thing in the bucket.

are you saying I can just spray every thing instead of mixing up a big 5 gallon batch and if so what ratio of star-san per spray bottle?

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