Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > StarSan and Hard Water
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-25-2013, 04:18 AM   #11
Varmintman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: idaho falls, idaho
Posts: 2,103
Liked 662 Times on 416 Posts
Likes Given: 828

Default

Well then I guess I better buy some bottled water soon then. Weird though I have been using it forever and have never had a infection yet. I guess beer is tougher than we think


Varmintman is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #12
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 27,029
Liked 3495 Times on 2387 Posts
Likes Given: 2279

Default

If you use it fresh, it hasn't had time to drop pH. That's my take on it.

I have a pH meter, but I've never done any measurements on Starsan. I usually mix 1/4 ounce iwth 3 quarts of water, so it's extra strong. It's just easier for me since the measuring thing starts at 1/4 ounce and my Walmart water jug is 3 quarts.

I can fill up a spray bottle several times with that jug, and I also pour from the jug into a keg or other large vessel, sanitize it, then pour it back into the jug.

I can go MONTHS on that 1/4 ounce.


Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 03:48 PM   #13
Varmintman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: idaho falls, idaho
Posts: 2,103
Liked 662 Times on 416 Posts
Likes Given: 828

Default

Well I am going into town today so I will stop by and get a bottle of water. I am thinking it is better to be safe than sorry
Varmintman is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 03:59 PM   #14
jeepinjeepin
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 6,392
Liked 1043 Times on 1022 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homercidal
If you use it fresh, it hasn't had time to drop pH. That's my take on it.

I have a pH meter, but I've never done any measurements on Starsan. I usually mix 1/4 ounce iwth 3 quarts of water, so it's extra strong. It's just easier for me since the measuring thing starts at 1/4 ounce and my Walmart water jug is 3 quarts.

I can fill up a spray bottle several times with that jug, and I also pour from the jug into a keg or other large vessel, sanitize it, then pour it back into the jug.

I can go MONTHS on that 1/4 ounce.
I use little irrigation syringes. I think it's 6cc to a gallon.
__________________
Walmart is about the only reason for open or concealed carry that I can get behind. -Randar
jeepinjeepin is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help Analyzing Water Report - Very Hard Water BrewThruYou Brew Science 6 04-18-2012 06:17 PM
Hard water with iodophor and starsan letsbrew Equipment/Sanitation 5 07-11-2011 11:09 PM
Hard water with iodophor and starsan letsbrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 07-11-2011 10:52 PM
Water quality, what to do....Hard water and high pH. BroadStreetBrewery Brew Science 9 09-11-2010 04:12 AM
Lowering water pH and using StarSan Ichthy Equipment/Sanitation 7 02-10-2010 11:34 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS