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Old 08-10-2011, 06:15 PM   #121
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Excellent job MaxOut on your rig and man-cave! Quick question, how do you like circulating Star San through your pumps to clean your system? Does it foam to much when going through the pumps or is it ok? I know the same company makes another product (IO Star I think) that supposedly foams a lot less when circulating through a pump. Just curious as I haven't used Star San yet with a pump as my stand is not finished yet.


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Sorry, I actually use Saniclean by Five Star. Supposed to be the non foaming type and I have never had any issues with circulating it through the pumps. It was recommended over StarSan by my LHBS for that reason. I highly recommend it.


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Old 08-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #122
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You must have the same problem I have getting fresh beer from the suppliers around here... Nice Bar! You really went all out.
Well, I am fortunate to work two blocks from a craft Brewery in Baltimore that brews great english ales and will fill kegs for me.

Good call on the resturant auction places. I've been camping them out for a while now for a good table and sink.


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Old 08-10-2011, 06:30 PM   #123
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MaxOut,

Amazing Set-Up!! Since we use the same local home brew store we must live somewhat near each other. Will you let me rent your brewery to use on my brew days? LOL. Simply awesome!!

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Old 08-10-2011, 07:10 PM   #124
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Well, I am fortunate to work two blocks from a craft Brewery in Baltimore that brews great english ales and will fill kegs for me.

Good call on the resturant auction places. I've been camping them out for a while now for a good table and sink.
You are lucky to have local craft beer you enjoy. The closest to me is a "Ruddy Duck" but I wasn't impressed with their beers. Lots of kitchen equipment related auctions in your area keep your eyes peeled and you should find some nice stuff. If I see some deals I’ll send you a PM.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:06 PM   #125
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You can lay your hand on the table in front of vessels and will not burn your hand.
no sir, i think only you can do this because you are some sort of superhuman.

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Sorry, I actually use Saniclean by Five Star. Supposed to be the non foaming type and I have never had any issues with circulating it through the pumps. It was recommended over StarSan by my LHBS for that reason. I highly recommend it.

I thought saniclean was for a final rinse sanitizer only? I spoke with five star about that product and thats all they recommend it for, they said starsan should be used before you use saniclean.

Whats the big deal with recirculating with foam? besides that, the only way you get foam is if you don't have enough liquid circulating.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #127
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I thought saniclean was for a final rinse sanitizer only? I spoke with five star about that product and thats all they recommend it for, they said starsan should be used before you use saniclean.

Whats the big deal with recirculating with foam? besides that, the only way you get foam is if you don't have enough liquid circulating.
I use PBW for cleaning and Saniclean for sanitizing only.
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the rings around the hoses... what does each color mean... are ones strictly for water and etc... Very cool indeed!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-10-2011, 11:46 PM   #129
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the rings around the hoses... what does each color mean... are ones strictly for water and etc... Very cool indeed!!!!!!!!!!!
The hoses are all different lengths. The colors correspond with a visual aid my son uses to swap hoses for me at different phases of the brewing process. I will post the visual aids I use so you can see my configuration. Allot of thought went into hose changing procedures used to simplify cleaning and maximize extraction of wort from the system.
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Sorry, I actually use Saniclean by Five Star. Supposed to be the non foaming type and I have never had any issues with circulating it through the pumps. It was recommended over StarSan by my LHBS for that reason. I highly recommend it.
No problem MaxOut, when you posted that you use Star San I thought I'd ask how you like it and how it works with your pumps. I might give that Saniclean a try with my pumps, when I brew on my new system.

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