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Old 08-27-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Everytime I use it the stuff dries out my hands but this time my skin is peeling a bit from it. I hit up the lotion as soon as I started to notice but last time I got bleach on my hands all my skin peeled.

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Ummmm. It does say on the bottle to avoid skin contact.

Maybe it's time you get some gloves bro.

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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Ummmm. It does say on the bottle to avoid skin contact.

Maybe it's time you get some gloves bro.
Didn't the owner drink this stuff?

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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Everytime I use it the stuff dries out my hands but this time my skin is peeling a bit from it. I hit up the lotion as soon as I started to notice but last time I got bleach on my hands all my skin peeled.
Sounds odd. I think your body doesn't agree with starsan. My skin is never even the slightest bit irritated by starsan, either concentrate or as aqueous solution. It will sting in a cut, though.

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:29 PM   #5
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Didn't the owner drink this stuff?
I think it was said he would, or could, but I don't recall if he actually did drink it.

Regardless, that doesn't mean you should bathe in it. Know what I mean vern?

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:30 PM   #6
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Yes... it is very acidic. I had the same issue when I was dunking and holding bottles in a starsan bath. Now I use a Vinator Bottle Rinser and this has really helped.

Also - I now use a stick to push empty bottles into the hot bath of PBW for soaking... that was also attacking my skin.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:30 PM   #7
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I dont bathe in it but I didn't think many people use gloves while using it.

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:34 PM   #8
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You may have an increased sensitivity to it.

I don't make a habit of handling the solution bare handedin that I use a spritzer for most every application. However, I did once spritz my arm down to plunk into a stuck tun, and it did tingle excessively.

What's more, I know several people who can't even expose their hands to concentrated dish soap.

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:38 PM   #9
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I generally have pretty dry hands after brewday, which could be from the Star-San in part, but I attribute part of it to my hands being wet then dry then wet then dry for the the length of my brewday. My hands aren't all that sensitive, so I never bother with gloves.

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:40 PM   #10
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I generally have pretty dry hands after brewday, which could be from the Star-San in part, but I attribute part of it to my hands being wet then dry then wet then dry for the the length of my brewday. My hands aren't all that sensitive, so I never bother with gloves.
+1 My hands are dry after the brew day but that's about it. Are you diluting it to the proper ratio?
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