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Old 04-14-2011, 03:13 AM   #1
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Had an easy day at work so I was able to get away for a long lunch and decided to hit the LHBS. Got over there, picked up a couple kits, a couple little odds and ends and a 32oz bottle of StarSan. Set it on the floor in the backseat of my 9 month old 2010 F-150 Supercrew and back to work I went. Got home and went to unload and the plastic bag that had my StarSan and a small paper bag with a couple hundred bottle caps was stuck to the floor and upon looking closer I notice the StarSan was laid over on it's side and the cap was off with about 30 of the 32 ounces gone or all over the floor. Grab a towel out of the garage to start cleaning it up and the carpet is coming up in clumps. Quick call to Five Star and I'm told to just keep diluting it with water and and trying to vacuum up what I can. This is my first experience with StarSan and the whole time I'm thinking how can something this potent (in concentrate) have such a crappy cap? Fortunately insurance will cover it but I'm pretty pissed and bummed at the same time. And actually being an aircraft tech, I'm more concerned over whatever corrosive properties this may have while whatever I wasn't able to get cleaned up is just sitting on the underfloor of the truck. Guess I'll find out once I get the adjuster to look at it so I can get it over to the shop. I'll try and get some pics in the day light tomorrow.

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:31 AM   #2
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That sucks man. Ive never had a problem with the cap, must have been a defective.

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:33 AM   #3
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Every bottle of Star-San I've had either 1) leaked, or 2) ended up with a broken cap...

There's a reason that when it's shipped, it's often covered in plastic/tape/etc....

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:34 AM   #4
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Crap, dude. That sucks. I'd be pissed if that happened in my 1999 f150. :-/

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:35 AM   #5
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Dude its phosphric acid so yeah

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Old 04-14-2011, 05:54 AM   #6
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The cap on mine eventually broke too... it's held shut with aluminum foil and a rubber band.

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Old 04-14-2011, 06:27 AM   #7
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So your truck carpet is really REALLY clean and those 2oz left is enough for a brewday. Sounds like a good day to me

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Old 04-14-2011, 01:09 PM   #8
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Yeah, it's pretty acidic at full strength! Bummer about the truck.

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I've never seen a bottle of StarSan that had a decent cap. That's why I'm always so careful with it. Don't let it turn you off from the stuff, it's great. But man, I wish they'd find a better cap system!

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Old 04-14-2011, 02:06 PM   #10
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I can relate, I had the star san sitting on the counter top and somehow it leaked and now I have a permanent stain/fade shape of the starsan container on my countertop! The concentrate was probably only there for a couple hours too! Was not real happy about that and lesson learned.

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