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Old 10-11-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
Jan 2006
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OK, last night I was transferring some cider into a carboy, and I had a little accident.

First a little history: My autosiphon never worked since the day I bought it, so I have been filling my racking cane with star-san and letting it run into a small bucket until the line is filled with beer, then switching over to the carboy.

What happened was I did not have the racking cane submerged, and when I released the clamp, about half (or more)of the star-san went into my fermenter. Will this harm the cider?


Fermenter 1: Apricot wheat, Sterling silverback

Waiting for space: Cali common; Helles 08v2,

Muenchner Helles 08; Daddy's alt; Rye PA 1; Rye PA 2; Amber ale; Noche Buena; Kiltish Wee Heavy; Saison; Rootbeer;

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Old 10-11-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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It shouldn't. Star-san breaks down into stuff that's good for yeast once the pH is higher than 3.5.

Relax and have a home-cider.
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #3
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There's a thread here about someone dumping a enormous amout of star-san into the boil.

IIRC it all worked out OK.
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