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Old 06-24-2012, 05:07 AM   #1
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I soaked all my equipment with starsan and my partner rinsed them off with creek water. It is real cloudy this time of year....Is this going to contaminate the beer? Cheers.



 
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:21 AM   #2
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Yes, it will. You dont need to rinse after starsan application. That being said; don't ever wash anything brewing related in crick water!


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Old 06-24-2012, 06:58 AM   #3
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Water from a creek has any number of contaminates/bacteria/fungi/etc. If you must rinse -- and you don't need to with starsan -- I'd use tap water.

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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Thank You, that's what I expected. Cheers

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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Out in your area, it's worse. Look up giardia. This protozoan is commonly carried by rodents (think beaver in this group), and they defecate it into the water. You do NOT want to get giardia. Use Star San, do not rinse. That is all.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Out in your area, it's worse. Look up giardia. This protozoan is commonly carried by rodents (think beaver in this group), and they defecate it into the water. You do NOT want to get giardia. Use Star San, do not rinse. That is all.
I don't think giardia can live in beer

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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I don't think giardia can live in beer
I knew someone who contracted it, and I'd be taking no chances. I assume that it can't live through the actual brewing process, otherwise a lot of those people drinking Coors, made as it is from those "crystal-clear mountain streams," would be dropping left and right. But santitize / rinse with giardia / pitch? I don't think so.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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I knew someone who contracted it, and I'd be taking no chances. I assume that it can't live through the actual brewing process, otherwise a lot of those people drinking Coors, made as it is from those "crystal-clear mountain streams," would be dropping left and right. But santitize / rinse with giardia / pitch? I don't think so.
ah i see what you are getting at here

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:46 AM   #9
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Out in your area, it's worse. Look up giardia. This protozoan is commonly carried by rodents (think beaver in this group), and they defecate it into the water. You do NOT want to get giardia. Use Star San, do not rinse. That is all.
Beavers also have the clap 🙏

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:48 AM   #10
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But creek water is super cold and would work awesome for a wort chiller u luck dog Chopps



 
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