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Old 09-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #21
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i typically keep mine for 2 or 3 months, but it'll depend on how many times i brew. if i've been using a batch for a while, i might re-dose it with a little more star san to ensure i'm back under the required pH. i should get some test strips... but i haven't.

when i'm ready to replace my batch, instead of dumping all of it i save a gallon or two in an empty milk jug. i then use that less-than-fresh star san in my blowoff tube setup.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:16 PM   #22
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I have heard that if you swish your hand around in it and it still makes bubbles it is still good. of course if you leave a bucket without a lid and a bunch of crap gets in it you should prolly change it.
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untill i see more then 2 dog hairs at the bottom of the bucket.. my starsan does not get cloudy.EVER. that said. i did have a rogue dog hair get into a batch of skeeter pee i made. so it was then called diesel fuel (my dogs name is diesel). i donno how they get in there.. i keep the bucket sealed and try not to ever leave it open.. well i have a theory.. i sometimes forget to rinse off the bottom of measuring cups i might be pulling starsan out with that..
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