How Much Star San in Wort? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > How Much Star San in Wort?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
TheAleMaster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Seattle, WA
Posts: 216
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



I had one of those brew days where nothing went right. I topped it off by knocking up to 1 gallon of Star San into my wort. I went ahead and fermented it. But now that it is nearing completion, I have to ask the question: is that too much Star San in the wort? Every other indicator seems to point to a reasonably healthy beer. I just don't want to take a sip and keel over from Star San poisoning...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 05:21 AM   #2
skidaddytn
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
knoxville, tn
Posts: 116
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


this post does not make sense

amandabab Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 05:30 AM   #3
erock2112
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 312
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


... it makes sense to me... I don't know for sure, but I think it'll be fine. Supposedly the yeast break down and eat the star-san.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 05:56 AM   #4
skidaddytn
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
knoxville, tn
Posts: 116
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Topping off a batch with 1 gallon of StanSan solution? although it is no-rinse, I still try to get as little as possible of this into my beer... 1 gallon seems like a lot of unnecessary additive? am I missing something here?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 05:57 AM   #5
JohnnyKim
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
East Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 54

is it 1gallon concentrated or diluted?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
MrShake
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Posts: 1,280
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts


if its star san mix and not straight from the bottle, your MORE than fine. It wouldn't hurt you to drink diluted star san straight.
__________________
MrShake - Top Hat Brewery and Tapworks
Owner of BrewTroller

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 02:20 PM   #7
TheAleMaster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Seattle, WA
Posts: 216
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


It's diluted.

The topping off remark was sarcasm. I accidentally knocked some (1 gallon-ish) Star San solution into my chilled wort.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 03:42 PM   #8
TheAleMaster
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Seattle, WA
Posts: 216
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I called Five Star directly and asked. The guy I spoke to said I would not have any super terrible effects. Because it was pre-fermentation and because it was the diluted solution (1 oz Star San per 5 gallons of water), the yeast will take care of the Star San (like erock2112 said). The probable side effects on the beer are a foamier than normal head and obviously a different than anticipated taste. The only health side effect he side was that I may get the runs.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 09:24 PM   #9
Brew-boy
 
Brew-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 2,280
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts


At least you pee should be clean....lol I know bad joke.
I wouldn't drink it just knowing there is some sort of chemical in there.
__________________
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

I rather owe you a dollar than cheat you out of it.."Dad"

http://lapeerareabrewers.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LapeerAreaBrewers/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 12:34 AM   #10
bakins
 
bakins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2008
West Georgia
Posts: 728
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brew-boy View Post
I wouldn't drink it just knowing there is some sort of chemical in there.
Of course, I add lactic acid and all types of various salts to almost every beer I brew

I topped of with diluted star-san a few times when I was doing extracts. IANAD, but it tasted fine. It's mostly just phosphoric acid, right?
__________________
No sparge, no chill, no MLT, no HLT, no propane, no worries...

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference between Star San and IO Star Sanitizer blk94f150 Equipment/Sanitation 3 09-22-2008 08:03 PM
Wort on top of star san sixstring396 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 07-17-2008 09:45 PM
all grain wort ferments faster than extract wort? dcunitedfan All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 05-08-2008 12:46 PM
1st brew - Is safe and ok to dump in the wort on residual Star San? darkstar79 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 12-12-2007 10:11 PM


Forum Jump