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Old 02-10-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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I was watching one of CraigTube's videos on kegging, and I saw what I thought was the strangest things. He said there was still some StarSan foam in the bottom of the keg... and he filled right onto it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CraigTube#p/u/45/S1dwBC-gKc8
Would that harm the beer, or do I not understand what "no-rinse" means?

 
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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Foam is fine. I do the same thing. No worries.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:09 PM   #3
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Don't Fear The Foam.

 
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
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Don't Fear The Foam.
They really need to make t-shirts with this on it.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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StarSan is a no rinse sanitizer and it means what it says. You don’t' rinse it off. And what you see in the video is absolutely fine. Couple of times I've primed my racking cane with StarSan and just started the siphon. Did not hurt the brew one bit.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:22 PM   #6
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StarSan is a no rinse sanitizer and it means what it says. You don’t' rinse it off. And what you see in the video is absolutely fine. Couple of times I've primed my racking cane with StarSan and just started the siphon. Did not hurt the brew one bit.
I do this all the time.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:38 AM   #7
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Starsan is only effective when it is acidic, the beer moves it out of the active range and makes it inert as soon as it mixes.

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Old 02-11-2011, 07:02 AM   #8
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And it's flavorless.

 
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:56 PM   #9
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Charlie Talley from 5 Star's talk on StarSan goes into this question in detail. Find the sticky thread here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/char...ewcasts-58928/

Listen to it when you get a chance. It's worth every minute.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:58 PM   #10
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I racked 10G of beer onto 2 gallons of starsan solution once. It was a very light blonde ale. It still tasted as good as the previous batches of the same recipes.
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