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Old 12-24-2013, 05:12 PM   #11
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Yeah. I know the feeling. I have the outline of the bottle on my laminate counter top. I have plans (eventually) to rip up that particle board and laminate counter top and replace it with plywood and sheets of mini ceramic tiles.

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:25 PM   #12
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First I've heard of this, and glad I did. Thanks for sharing. My wife would KILL me. That would be the end of homebrewing.

Merry Christmas and best of luck with the spot.

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #13
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Wife was SUPER pissed when I did that to our 1 year old solid surface counter... It was with a diluted spray bottle, you can see a ring where the bottle was. Sucks.
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My laminate countertops in the spare room are all spotted from the diluted star San. Oh well. Adds character !!
I drip some diluted Star San on the laminate countertop every time I brew and usually don't clean it up for an hour or two - never had it stain. Are you mixing it extra strong? Or maybe leaving it there for a long time? I wonder if I've just been lucky, and need to be a lot more careful.
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Old 12-24-2013, 06:05 PM   #14
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Glad I have Corian.. and an understanding wife.

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #15
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I drip some diluted Star San on the laminate countertop every time I brew and usually don't clean it up for an hour or two - never had it stain. Are you mixing it extra strong? Or maybe leaving it there for a long time? I wonder if I've just been lucky, and need to be a lot more careful.
Mix it according to the instructions. Maybe it's the solid surface counter top? It is a plastic.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:21 PM   #16
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My hands are like leather due to Star San.

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Old 12-24-2013, 09:25 PM   #17
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Spots where full strength Starsan contacts a dark blue cotton t-shirt will eventually turn bright orange. I found this out when I was repairing a cracked cap on the bottle.
I've saved the good caps from spent starsan bottles for the next time one cracks. They've cracked twice on me, but I'm prepared for the next time.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:36 AM   #18
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I've also never had a problem with Corian. I spray it all over, I invert bottles on it, no issues. I hate corian, but it's pretty resistant to heat and chemicals.

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Old 12-25-2013, 12:24 PM   #19
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hmmm as a sanitize step...I always spray diluted star san on my counter tops...they are granite wanna bees I want to say they are something that starts with a C corzon....corbit something like that...but they have a lot of pattern to them.....so i couldent say if they are stained or not

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I've saved the good caps from spent starsan bottles for the next time one cracks. They've cracked twice on me, but I'm prepared for the next time.
I have used the screw top caps from soda (pop) bottles to replace the Starsan cap if I don't have a spare. I have no excuse or reason why I have broken two of these by tightening them too much.
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