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Old 11-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Question about Star San. I know its supposed to be a non rinse sanitizer, but I think my concentration may not have been diluted quite enough. It foamed up significantly so I rinsed the carboy a few times to try to get the foam to settle a bit. It does not feel "soapy" or anything like that, so I am wondering if I should rinse my blow off tub before using it or just shake it out a bit to get any excess water off of it like I usually do.

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Old 11-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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You can search don't fear the foam and get more info then you could ever want or need.

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Rinsing it out is undoing all that the Star San did to sanitize the carboy... As already posted, DON'T FEAR THE FOAM!!!

It's highly unlikely that you could have mixed it strong enough to do any harm. Maybe using a full ounce in a 1 gallon batch, but even that is debatable.

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I use a gallon jug of water,& open the side with the lil measuring cube thing. Squeeze till it fills 3/4 of the way up to the 1/4oz mark. Pour that into the gallon of water & allow to settle. That's the proper dilution for a 1 gallon batch. The foam won't hurt anything,& rising it off is counter-productive.
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I just make 2.5 gallons at a time, when needed. I store it in a bucket (with a lid) until it's either gone, or doesn't look right. Usually, I just mix up more on brew day (sometimes I can go more than one brew day between making batches).

BTW, the yeast LOVES the foam.

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Yeah,it's supposed to break down into yeast nutrient. Idk how fast it does this though.
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Yeah,it's supposed to break down into yeast nutrient. Idk how fast it does this though.
I believe it's the foam is what's the yeast food right away. Or it's converted by the time the wort is in the vessel, and the yeast is added.
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I just make 2.5 gallons at a time, when needed. I store it in a bucket (with a lid) until it's either gone, or doesn't look right. Usually, I just mix up more on brew day (sometimes I can go more than one brew day between making batches).

BTW, the yeast LOVES the foam.
I do the exact same thing with Star-san.

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don't yeast like a slightly acidic environment? Since star san is an acid sanitizer it seems like they'd dig it.

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