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Old 02-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Default Storing Star San - Fermenting Bucket?

I bottled a batch today and plan on brewing again next weekend.

Am I ok to store the 2 1/2 gal of star san I mixed up today in my fermenting bucket until next weekend?
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You're fine for short periods, but don't do it over an extended period.
I had a bucket I used just for Star San, and over the course of about 9 months the bottom of the bucket developed a slow leak.
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Yes you will be fine, just make sure to put the lid on to help keep the pH down.

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As long as the ph is below 3.5(I think that's what it's supposed to be don't quote me) but you can keep using it for months.
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Is it also true that as long as it still makes foam it is fine?

I'm more worried about my fermenting bucket getting wrecked...
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Is it also true that as long as it still makes foam it is fine?

I'm more worried about my fermenting bucket getting wrecked...
No. It makes foam because it contains a small amount of surfactant. It sanitizes because it's phosphoric acid based. As others said, the pH is the only indicator. A graduated food grade bucket is like $5 at Home Depot, the bucket isn't something worth worrying about.
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