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Old 08-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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I have used Iodophor for the last 4 batches. I ran out, so I figured I try star san. With the foam I do feel like it is getting better sanitized. However, The foam that is left over in the corny worries me. I know don;t fear the foam. I don't know if I will be able to get over it. Right now I have my corny upside down hoping it will fall out, so I can rack my beer. I still have 31 ounces left. Right now, I wish I still had my iodophor. Maybe, by the end of the bottle, I will be converted.

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:07 AM   #2
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I rack onto a heavy head of Starsan foam in the cornie all the time. The only bummer is its hard to see the level of the beer as it nears the top of the cornie.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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I still fear the foam. Short of therapy, what can you do?
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
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I rack onto a heavy head of Starsan foam in the cornie all the time. The only bummer is its hard to see the level of the beer as it nears the top of the cornie.
When you see that column of foam rise up and out of the keg, think about how it's killing whatever airborne bacteria dare land on it, and sanitizing everything in it's path! I like that it's there, forming a protective barrier on the surface of my beer and keeping it safe until I can slap the lid on.

It's comfort foam.

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:09 AM   #5
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+1 The foam is comfort, part of the coating action that helps SS cling to surfaces. Thousands of satisfied users can't be wrong. Don't fear the foam.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:28 AM   #6
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:20 AM   #7
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just keep reminding yourself, it is a food grade no rinse sanitizer. The foam will only help when used at proper dilution.
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:29 AM   #8
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the foam is your friend.....although SWMBO has yet to be convinced

 
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:52 PM   #9
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that's it. I'm gonna mix up some star san and video myself drinking it (again) to show everyone its fine.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:00 PM   #10
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that's it. I'm gonna mix up some star san and video myself drinking it (again) to show everyone its fine.
but on the back of the container is says "If swallowed: Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor."

Never understood that if its apparently perfectly safe.

 
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