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Old 01-21-2012, 02:41 AM   #1
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So the directions that came with the corny keg kit say to use beer brite then rinse with hot then cold water. Should star san also be run through the keg and plumbing or is that a bad idea for any reason?

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
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I have run star san through the keg for every batch I've done for over a year w no issues. I can't think of any reason not to.

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:51 AM   #3
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clean & sanitize your kegs before use. Beer brite lists as both so there is no need to use star san additionally.

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:36 AM   #4
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But, being a no-rinse sanitizer, I think starsan would work better.

I always leave starsan in my empty kegs for several days or even weeks, then I tap it out through the beer lines to sanitize those as well.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:53 AM   #5
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I too leave starsan in my cornies but i've started to question that practice to some degree. It's an acidic cleaner, and after very long periods of sitting in the corny i've noticed the liquid took on an almost milky look. I wonder if thats not part of the keg material being broken down by the acidic nature of the cleaner.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
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Star san normally starts looking cloudy after awhile, in any container.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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Agreed, the cloudiness is normal. I always clean my kegs with oxiclean and run that through my lines, then fill the keg with starsan, run a bit through the lines and then let it sit in there until my next batch is ready. Works perfect.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #8
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I do the exact same as Brycel with no issues whatsoever.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #9
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Oh just a tip. Make sure to dump the first pint you pull from the keg. It will have starsan from the lines and any remaining yeast sediment which should clear after the first pint.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:15 PM   #10
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Agreed, the cloudiness is normal. I always clean my kegs with oxiclean and run that through my lines, then fill the keg with starsan, run a bit through the lines and then let it sit in there until my next batch is ready. Works perfect.
Do you rinse with water after the oxiclean or go straight to star san?
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