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Edpietrzak 01-12-2012 11:05 PM

Saving sanitizor
Sorry if this has been repeated, couldn't do a good search on my phone.

Can you save sanitizor solution? I'm transferring my first batch to a secondary on sunday and was planning on mixing the sanitizor solution in a five gallon carboy to sanitize that, but then I was going to pour that into a 42 qt. Storage tub to sanitize all the siphoning equipment. After I'm done sanitizing the equipment can I just cover the storage bin and save the solution until bottling day?

Revvy 01-12-2012 11:08 PM

It depends on what sanitizer you are using and what you dillute it with. If you're using sarsan with distilled water you can save it for weeks if not months in a sealed container (and you check it's viability with ph test strips.)

Iodophor you can store at least a day, possible up to a weak, and when it loses the straw color and looks like water it's no longer viable.

Any other type can't store.

Revvy 01-12-2012 11:09 PM

I put a lot of good info and tips of effectively using sanitizers in here. Including a podcast by the creator of starsan, talking about that and more-http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/sanitizer-question-54932/

midfielder5 01-12-2012 11:10 PM

or, if you want to really save time and sanitizer, don't move it to secondary ;)
Ferment a few weeks in primary, check gravity with a hydrometer and bottle.

Edpietrzak 01-12-2012 11:34 PM

I am using star san with tap water. My main reason for transferring is do I can open up my fermentor to start batch number two.

A4J 01-12-2012 11:54 PM

uh, why not put batch #2 into the secondary vessel and use that as your primary for batch #2?

AudaciousAlechemist 01-12-2012 11:57 PM

You should be fine saving your star san

Edpietrzak 01-13-2012 12:41 AM

Number 2 it's only 5 gallon carboy, want to do primary in the 6 gallon

Edpietrzak 01-20-2012 02:53 AM

If I did save some sanitizor, what should the ph be when I test it?

boswell 01-20-2012 04:03 AM


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