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Old 08-02-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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So I've been looking to get some star san but I'm turned off by the price....which website has the cheapest star san? Thanks for the help!

 
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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Depends on the size bottle, but northern brewer has a 16 oz bottle for $11. One of the cheapest I've seen for that size. But you can really save if you go to a 32 oz bottle and pick one up for $15.50.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/default/star-san.html


 
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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the stuff will last you a LONG time if you use it right also, and the simplicity of use is well worth is. don't be turned off by the price.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:59 PM   #4
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Go for the 32 oz bottle, it lasts a really long time and it's a great product.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:34 PM   #5
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Yes if you get the 32 it can last over a year....one thing to do is only make up a gallon or so (I usually do 2.5 gallons on a typical brew day), and slosh it around in your fermenter then pour it in a bucket and dunk stuff in. Then soak your autosiphon hose, then use your autosiphon to run it to another container, this will sanitize your autosiphon.

Also use a spray bottle with Distilled water (I bought a quart spray bottle and use 2 ml/quart) and spray stuff rather than mixing stuff up everytime you need it even for small things. And keep it hand...any time I need to take a hydro reading , open the fermenter or to clean up and re-sanitize after a blow off, I just spritz it with sanitizer...

And it can last a long time?months in a tight spray bottle with distilled water.

You can also store any size of it for a long time if you mix it with Distilled/RO water and keep it sealed between uses....With distilled, as long at it says clear then it is still usable.

If you buy the largest amount and do like I recommend, you will actually end up saving money in terms of re-use and how long it lasts.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:34 PM   #6
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I know the price seems high, but I am still on the same bottle I bought in November 2007, come this nov. it'll be 2 years since I've needed any. I have brewed 71 batches with it, and its between 1/3 and 1/2 still!
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:58 PM   #7
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Just bought a 32 oz bottle from austinhomebrew.com for cheap. I as well use a spray bottle for just about everything except when I have to sterilize on brew day or bottling day. I also bought some iodophor to use from time to time to combat any growing resistance to starsan. I don't think this is necessary but it gives me piece of mind.

 
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:14 AM   #8
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Do you guys mix Star San with water and keep it in a bucket or something? I've been going through this stuff like water! I just filled a spray bottle but I didn't use distilled water, just regular tap water with Star San. Right now I've got about 2 gallons of water/Star San in a primary bucket that I've used for dunking things while brewing today. If I cover it and stick it in the basement to save it?
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:20 AM   #9
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Do you guys mix Star San with water and keep it in a bucket or something? I've been going through this stuff like water! I just filled a spray bottle but I didn't use distilled water, just regular tap water with Star San. Right now I've got about 2 gallons of water/Star San in a primary bucket that I've used for dunking things while brewing today. If I cover it and stick it in the basement to save it?
Buy a couple jugs of distilled water and mix it up in there. I fill my spray bottle from the jugs and pour a gallon in my buckets and carboys to sanitize them. When I'm finished, I just shove a funnel in the jug, pour everything back in, and seal it up.

It takes me a couple months to finish off a gallon jug. I check it with a pH strip to ensure it is still effective.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:20 AM   #10
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Do you guys mix Star San with water and keep it in a bucket or something?
I have an apple juice 1 gallon jug, I mix up a gallon at a time. I use the spray bottle for everything, even carboys, I lay them on their side on a towel and roll them whil spraying till there is about a cup worth in there, then dump it. The only time I don't use the spray bottle is on the kegs, after cleaning, I dump in a cup or 2, swirl it around and leave it in there in the closet till I'm ready to fill it, then I swirl again and invert in the sink 30 minutes before filling.
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