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Old 05-03-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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Default How Much Star San in Wort?

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...


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Old 05-03-2010, 05:21 AM   #2
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this post does not make sense


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Old 05-03-2010, 05:30 AM   #3
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... 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.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:56 AM   #4
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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?
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:57 AM   #5
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is it 1gallon concentrated or diluted?
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:54 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:20 PM   #7
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It's diluted.

The topping off remark was sarcasm. I accidentally knocked some (1 gallon-ish) Star San solution into my chilled wort.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:42 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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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?


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