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Old 05-27-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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If I use Star San to sterilize my fermenting bucket, top, air lock, stirring spoon, etc. and I pour it out to get ready to ferment my wort, do I have to wait until the equipment is dry or will the Star San not affect my beer?



 
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Its fine. Plenty of threads about racking right on top of the foam even.


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Old 05-27-2011, 02:30 PM   #3
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If I use Star San to sterilize my fermenting bucket, top, air lock, stirring spoon, etc. and I pour it out to get ready to ferment my wort, do I have to wait until the equipment is dry or will the Star San not affect my beer?
If mixed correctly starsan is a no-rinse sterilizer. Don't fear the foam.

 
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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Don't bother to let it dry. In the proper dilution,it's safe,& breaks down into a yeast nutrient to boot. Keeping surfaces damp with it will protect the wort it touches while working with it. Just drain it,& don't fear the foam!
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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Awesome! Thanks!

 
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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Similar discussion on this thread...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/sta...y-beer-247790/. There's a link there of Charlie Talley on the Brewing Network talking about his invention of PBW and Starsans...

 
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:29 PM   #7
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I just can't imagine doing that. I just have to rinse it. Just have to. I know i don't need to..but I have to. Oh well

 
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #8
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I just can't imagine doing that. I just have to rinse it. Just have to. I know i don't need to..but I have to. Oh well
I have to admit I do the same lol. I just can't bring myself to pitch onto a carboy full of suds. I guess you just have to do it once and see that everything goes well before you trust it.

 
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:55 PM   #9
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I just rack on top of foam all the time. people say it works, and I am trying to keep everything as easy as possible, so one less step sounds good for me.

Rinsing it out is actually worse, because anything in your tap water is now on your equipment. I top off with tap water, so I am not worried about a rinse, but YMMV.

 
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:01 PM   #10
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I just can't imagine doing that. I just have to rinse it. Just have to. I know i don't need to..but I have to. Oh well
During my last trip to my LHBS, I was asking the guy about iodophor vs. Star San, and the one guy said he just can't get used to the foam, and he doesn't use it.

The other guy that was working said he uses it all the time and racks right onto the foam.

The guy who doesn't use it even admitted it's mostly a mental thing, and that he's had the other dude's homebrew numerous times and never tasted any off flavors.

I just thought it was funny having them both there, the two sides of the debate, to argue it out for me.

I went with the Star San.



 
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