Originally Posted by jb5379
I am assuming that I don't need to "Fear the foam" as long as I am using the correct water/sanitizer mixture right? I am now assuming the poison label is only for if someone would consume the sanitizer straight form the bottle right?
I've had some interesting experiences with Star San so far. For the record, the concentrated form (what's in the bottle) will eat through coloring and paint. It's very caustic. I used my wife's Pampered Chef measuring cup, and now we have no numbers or lettering on the sides :-\
It's 1 liquid oz to 5 gallons. I usually pour the 1 liquid ounce in to my bottling bucket or carboy first, and let it sit (it only needs 30 seconds), and then stick the rest of my equiment in the bucket. If you're going to be brewing your first batch, what I do is fill my carboy with it first, then dump that amount into my bottling bucket (where I store my equipment) and soak my brewing equipment.
I then pour most of that off, reserving some for my spray bottle, and enough to sanitize equipment if I need to.
I rack right underneath the foam, or pour right onto it. There are no off flavors at all!