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Old 01-11-2008, 12:33 AM   #1
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I just started using this product and I have a question. The last time I brewed I cleaned and sanitized 2 carboys. I ended up only using 1 and I set the other to the side with an empty sanitized airlock. The queston is do I have to resanitize or should it be okay??


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Old 01-11-2008, 12:38 AM   #2
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If you leave the Airlock in the bung it will stretch it per say, allow it to reclaim it's original shape.. I cover the carboy with ziplock bag and rubber band and re sanitize at next use.


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Old 01-11-2008, 01:53 AM   #3
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In theory you should be okay.

In practice, it only takes a minute to be SURE it's okay to use. I've personally found a spray bottle with no-rinse sanitizer (like Star San) to be awesome for sanitizing carboys on the fly.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
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It would probably take you less time to re-sanitize it than it took you to ask your question. I think you will be fine to use it as is, but it never hurts to sanitize again and be sure.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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Keep a spray bottle of Star San. It will stay good for months. When you need something, just give it a quick spray. It literally can't get any easier.
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I keep a 5 gal bucket of the stuff ready at all times.

For carboys I just use a funnel and pour in about 5 cups of SS and shake/swirl for a couple of seconds then pour it back into the bucket...wait 30 seconds and done...
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If you leave the Airlock in the bung it will stretch it per say, allow it to reclaim it's original shape.. I cover the carboy with ziplock bag and rubber band and re sanitize at next use.
I've tried just putting a little saran-wrap and rubber band that after sanitation and haven't had a problem yet. I think this would be a viable method? Anyone else done this?
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I've tried just putting a little saran-wrap and rubber band that after sanitation and haven't had a problem yet. I think this would be a viable method? Anyone else done this?
I did that on my last brew, i sanitized in the morning and let it sit with saran over it all day. I hope it works. It isnt done yet.


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