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Old 01-15-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Can I leave a keg full of water and star san until ready to fill in a couple of weeks?


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Old 01-15-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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Yes, if properly diluted, star san will remain effective for many months...


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Old 01-15-2013, 01:04 AM   #3
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It won't effect the metal in any way? Like bleach would.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:05 AM   #4
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It will not harm the keg at all. This is how I store my unused kegs, then they are ready to go when I want to fill them.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:07 AM   #5
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yep wont hurt at all if mixed properly /w water. straight star san solution on the other hand might do some damage, idk.
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Yes it will work fine, but if you have hard water like I do the star San causes the minerals to precipitate and you end up with a weird film on the inside of the keg that needs a pbw rinse to remove. If storing for more than a week I use distilled water.
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I have been storing my kegs with the remains of the Star San. Using the properly diluted solution to half of the keg, I shake it around for a while, and then dump them and leave the small amount of it in the bottom....

Is it better to fill them to the top with the Star San solution and store them that way?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:43 AM   #8
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I have moderate Detroit city water. I just got my kegs last week and filled my first two yesterday. My third will be in 2 weeks when my next batch is ready. I'll just leave it covered and filled with sanitizer until then. Thanks. Better than bottles so far.


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