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Old 01-12-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #2
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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.

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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/sani...uestion-54932/

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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.

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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.

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

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You should be fine saving your star san

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

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:53 AM   #9
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If I did save some sanitizor, what should the ph be when I test it?

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