Saving sanitizor - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Saving sanitizor

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-13-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
Edpietrzak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 24


Sorry if this has been repeated, couldn't do a good search on my phone.

Can you save sanitizor solution? I'm transferring my first batch to a secondary on sunday and was planning on mixing the sanitizor solution in a five gallon carboy to sanitize that, but then I was going to pour that into a 42 qt. Storage tub to sanitize all the siphoning equipment. After I'm done sanitizing the equipment can I just cover the storage bin and save the solution until bottling day?
Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3184 Times on 1883 Posts


It depends on what sanitizer you are using and what you dillute it with. If you're using sarsan with distilled water you can save it for weeks if not months in a sealed container (and you check it's viability with ph test strips.)

Iodophor you can store at least a day, possible up to a weak, and when it loses the straw color and looks like water it's no longer viable.

Any other type can't store.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3184 Times on 1883 Posts


I put a lot of good info and tips of effectively using sanitizers in here. Including a podcast by the creator of starsan, talking about that and more-http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/sani...uestion-54932/
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:10 AM   #4
midfielder5
 
midfielder5's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,450
Liked 72 Times on 64 Posts


or, if you want to really save time and sanitizer, don't move it to secondary
Ferment a few weeks in primary, check gravity with a hydrometer and bottle.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
Edpietrzak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 24

I am using star san with tap water. My main reason for transferring is do I can open up my fermentor to start batch number two.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:54 AM   #6
A4J
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
A4J's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
the Desert, CA
Posts: 1,350
Liked 30 Times on 25 Posts


uh, why not put batch #2 into the secondary vessel and use that as your primary for batch #2?
__________________
Primary 1: pale ale
Primary 2: blondie


My mid-century modern keezer build thread.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 12:57 AM   #7
AudaciousAlechemist
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 39
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


You should be fine saving your star san
__________________
“Filled with mingled cream and amber I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber Through the chambers of my brain -- Quaintest thoughts -- queerest fancies Come to life and fade away; Who cares how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” -Edgar Allen Poe

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 01:41 AM   #8
Edpietrzak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 24

Number 2 it's only 5 gallon carboy, want to do primary in the 6 gallon

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 03:53 AM   #9
Edpietrzak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 24

If I did save some sanitizor, what should the ph be when I test it?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 05:03 AM   #10
boswell
 
boswell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
philadelphia
Posts: 377
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts


Sanitizer

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump