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Old 08-08-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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Default Undiluted Star San Just Destroyed my underwear

....You simply can't make this crap up!



I was going to sanitize a yeast starter glass container so I opened up a new StarSan from the LHBS. I squeezed too much into the measure container part for the amount of water so tried to get it back into the main reservoir. Well, I had uncapped the main resevoir but not the plastic / white cover on it so I squeezed about 30 pounds of pressure and StarSan shot out of the main nozzle hitting my ceiling and going all over my walls.

I'm a complete idiot.

Well, I mopped it all up with bleach and cleaned up my walls. All is fine (I am living alone so no Wife to yell at me).

My thigh was burning and I looked down and my t-shirt and undies were full of holes. The StarSan ate right through them and was now burning my skin!

A shower helped but my new underwear is ruined.

Yes, this is a "hall of fame" thread but I figured it was a word of advice to anyone on here to be careful with chemicals. StarSan may be "safe to drink" but it can burn your skin and underwear / shirts if you're not careful. I wouldn't go as far to say wear eye protection but it's some nasty stuff! It did a real number on my clothes.



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Old 08-08-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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a word of advice to anyone on here to be careful with chemicals.
...to include not cleaning up an acid spill with bleach.


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Old 08-08-2012, 03:18 AM   #3
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keep the acid off your underwear.

very good tip.
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...to include not cleaning up an acid spill with bleach.
Why not? I'm a n00b at all of this fancy brewing sanitization stuff.

I used the standard soap & water mopping treatment but sticky StarSan was persistent so I switched to a diluted clorox + water treatment. It did much better on my tile floors.
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StarSan also eats formica counters...... dont ask how i know.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:25 AM   #6
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Why not? I'm a n00b at all of this fancy brewing sanitization stuff.

I used the standard soap & water mopping treatment but sticky StarSan was persistent so I switched to a diluted clorox + water treatment. It did much better on my tile floors.
It can release poisonous chlorine gas when the acid and bleach react together. Use water with baking soda next time to clean up.
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...to include not cleaning up an acid spill with bleach.
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Best bet would be to neutralize the spill. Common soap is a decent base a case like this.. Acid and bleach a big no no! No yellow clouds of gas I hope..
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Crap. As usual, I should have posted to HBT before doing ANYTHING at all.
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Crap. As usual, I should have posted to HBT before doing ANYTHING at all.
You my friend stumbled on to a form of mustard gas. I'm sure the quantity was small, but better safe than sorry!
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thats not how I ruined my underwear!!!!!


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