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Old 04-23-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
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can starsan foam properly diluted hurt your beer?

 
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:21 AM   #2
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:43 AM   #3
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Don't fear the foam and use the search function
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:47 AM   #4
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I bathe in the foam.
It kills all the scary germs.
I have OCD.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:48 AM   #5
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Quote:
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can starsan foam properly diluted hurt your beer?
Learn to love the foam.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:51 AM   #6
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Learn to love the foam.
Listen to this guy.
Even with eighty-six posts,
he can be trusted.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:55 AM   #7
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Listen to this guy.
Even with eighty-six posts,
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Just to clarify, don't normally listen to me. But listen to me on this one. ;-)
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #8
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From what I have read, the foam is actually beneficial in that it degrades into a yeast nutrient after time.

Anecdotally (it's a word if I use it), I have racked onto foam every time I have made beer and I haven't had a single issue with any of them. I find it eases my mind a bit to rack into a carboy filled with foam since I know there is nothing else living in it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:13 PM   #9
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I've fermented and kegged on top of starsan for well over 100 gallons of brews since switching from iodifor. NEVER had any off tastes, smells, or any other problems. Do not fear the foam!

 
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #10
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I bathe in the foam.
It kills all the scary germs.
I have OCD.
This is true.
Your answer is well stated.
Clear as spring.
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