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Old 10-25-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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This is 1st time I used Star San and it foamed up in Carboy. Do I just leave foam in there or rinse out? Will foam hurt anything?

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Old 10-25-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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Tons of Threads on here to answer the question.

Leave the foam, it is good for it. If you rinse, you rinse away the effectiveness. DON'T FEAR THE FOAM!!!

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Old 10-25-2009, 05:40 PM   #3
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you dont have to rinse. Actually it helps the yeast

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Old 10-25-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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Don't fear the foam

It's perfectly fine.

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Old 10-25-2009, 05:45 PM   #5
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Yeah, I had the same question not too long ago. After researching a bit, I found out that the Star San is fine to leave foamy, sp you can leave it in there. Remember, it is 1oz for 5 gal so use it sparingly. I would recommend less, use 1 gal of water and swish it around. Less foam and probably less concern, though the foam will NOT affect the taste
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:46 PM   #6
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I used 1/4oz to 1.25 Gals. Think that is ok? If you use less what ratio?

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I used 1/4oz to 1.25 Gals. Think that is ok? If you use less what ratio?
.25 oz:1.25 gallons = 1 oz:5 gallons

You'll be fine.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:58 PM   #8
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New Question: Can youstore StarSan? I made up 1 1/2 gal and was wondering if I could store in glass bottle? If so how long? I heard you can use in spray bottle. If so how long can it stay in there?

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Old 10-26-2009, 12:13 AM   #9
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What do you think?



More can be found here;

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/stupid-starsan-tricks-why-you-shouldnt-fear-foam-127044/

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OK, so I use Star San and I know that everybody raves about it. "Don't fear the foam." I'm not worried about the phosphoric acid. But, ingesting dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid doesn't sound healthy to me. I mean, isn't Benzene a known carcinogen? I love the stuff, it works great, it cured any sanitizing problem I've had, but can someone please ease my fear about the aromatic hydrocarbon thing? Do yeast really break it down?

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