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Old 02-14-2013, 12:47 PM   #51
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I used bleach for years as well, but I recently switched to starsan, its much easier. if you reuse it, you can save alot of money

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:08 PM   #52
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I also used bleach for many years with no problems, but thought I'd give Star San a try to see if it worked any better. And I haven't looked back.

It's so much easier to use. You don't have to soak anything to sanitize --just get it wet, and after 30 seconds you're good to go. Use a spray bottle to spray things down, or dunk them in the Star San, or put just a little in a bucket or carboy and swirl it around. No rinsing, no need to let it dry. No worries if you splash some on your clothes (maybe I'm just clumsy, but I was always getting bleach spots on things).

No need to mix up a fresh solution each time. I mix up 2.5 gallons at a time with distilled water, put some in a spray bottle, and store the rest in plastic jugs. A little goes a long way, and even though I'm rather profligate in my use of it, and always spill some (did I mention I'm clumsy ), it lasts me awhile before I have to mix up more.
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Old 09-21-2014, 11:31 PM   #53
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Concentration would be 1tsp per gallon. And yes, you need to rinse out unless you like the bleach aftertaste.
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