HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - This is it - Final Weekend to Enter!

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off - Final Weekend!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > starsan
Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 340
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default starsan

I use starsan to sanitize all my stuff when brewing but when sanitizing my carboy and bottles before using them, the starsan foams a lot and I can never get all the foam out. I know it os no rinse, but will this foam mess with the beer at all?
nolabrew85 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
beergolf's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: collingswood, nj
Posts: 4,592
Liked 551 Times on 433 Posts
Likes Given: 206


Don't fear the foam.

It is fine.
beergolf is offline
danorocks17 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 1,421
Liked 193 Times on 150 Posts
Likes Given: 210


No issue, you could drink diluted starsan directly and have no issues.

I use Purisan and the same applies, if you leave some in a fermentor or whatever then there is little to worry about. Not saying you want to allow a gallon to mix but a little foam or minor amount is a non-issue.
Catch the next Triple Barrel Brewcast Broadcasting now 4/1/13 tune in and enjoy
Twitter: @3bblcast
Nightshade is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #4
HBT Berry Puncher
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Billy-Klubb's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windom, MN
Posts: 8,632
Liked 3968 Times on 2435 Posts
Likes Given: 7274


It rubs the foam on its' skin. It does this when it's told or it get the blow off hose again.

starsan is awesome. I'm still a little put off by the clinging foam, but I push through it. and I rub it on my skin.
There is a difference between pride and arrogance. Which do you hold in your heart?
Originally Posted by gratus fermentatio View Post
Things are much better now, but I still think there's a long, long way to go.
Regards, GF.
Billy-Klubb is offline
bobot Likes This 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
StarSan - does it keep? I-Train Equipment/Sanitation 11 01-24-2014 11:41 PM
starsan sketerbuck General Techniques 3 02-14-2009 02:39 AM
Hey you! You're using too much StarSan... olllllo General Techniques 51 02-11-2009 02:14 AM
starsan ? addis29 Equipment/Sanitation 4 01-20-2009 09:17 AM
What is Starsan? BOBTHEukBREWER General Techniques 4 11-11-2008 08:51 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads