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Old 11-06-2012, 02:33 AM   #11
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:27 AM   #12
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Finished brewing! Everything went well! Star San foam was no problem. Thanks for the support!

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Old 11-06-2012, 03:48 AM   #13
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Don't fear the foam
2nd,,, this is a long time brewers saying, you may want to thin the mix out a little next time, but don't fear the foam!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:55 AM   #14
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I'm brewing a beer right now. I just got some star san I'm trying. I know you say don't worry about the foam! I was going to ferment in a carboy, but after cleaning with star San it's like totally full of foam! Is it ok to fill it with the wort?
Star San is NOT a cleaner, it's a wet contact SANITIZER... PBW is a cleaner.

Oh, and don't fear the foam... The yeast loves to eat it.
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2nd,,, this is a long time brewers saying, you may want to thin the mix out a little next time, but don't fear the foam!
I mix it exactly to the label, but it still foams up alot if you shake it. Because of the nature of the product my guess is there is some cushion in the mix ratio, but not worth the risk to me to go off-label.

Perhaps try just swirling or rolling instead of shaking to reduce the amount of foam.
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Just hold your carbon upside down until the liquid star San falls out...the foam is not going to hurt anything

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:34 PM   #17
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Just hold your carbon upside down until the liquid star San falls out...the foam is not going to hurt anything
Carbon?? Let me guess, iphoney autocorrect buggered you again.

I, normally, invert my fermenter for a few moments to get the Star San, and foam, out of it. I do shake it up after putting a few quarts inside, to get a complete coating, and then seal it up. After it has time to settle, the foam that remains isn't as much. Of course, I cannot see how much foam is inside since I use adapted sanke kegs.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:47 PM   #18
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I put about a cup or two of Starsan solution in my Better Bottles and swirl it around. It does not make much foam. I also do this up to 10 minutes before adding the wort.

As far as I know I have not had an infection in over a year and a half of brewing.

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When using star San does it have to dry completely before coming in contact with beer or wort?

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:43 AM   #20
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I use OxySan... No rinse cleaner with no annoying foam... ;-)

but stop worrying about starsan foam... if you actually let it dry out it, it will take so much time that it will probably not be sanitized anymore... ;-)

and really... isn't there like 50 threads about starsan's foam already? a simple search, for sure.... ....?

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