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Old 01-26-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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I mixed up a couple of gallons of StarSan, does anyone know if there is a problem with just keeping it for use or does it.....well, go bad, for a lack of another term.

 
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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I keep mine in a corny, you should be able to keep it for a month or so

Srom The star san spec sheet:
When solution begins to cloud, sweeten with Star San or Phosphoric Acid. Solution must
remain at a pH at 3 or below to maintain proper sanitizing level.



 
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:30 AM   #3
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I keep mine in a corny, you should be able to keep it for a month or so

Srom The star san spec sheet:
When solution begins to cloud, sweeten with Star San or Phosphoric Acid. Solution must
remain at a pH at 3 or below to maintain proper sanitizing level.


pH of 3 - got it, I didn't see that on the bottle, that should be easy enough to check and to keep an eye on.

 
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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Unless you have REALLY soft tap water, make it out of RO water. It will last for months and months instead of days or weeks.

 
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:23 AM   #5
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Can you also Store Idophor like this? or is it a 1 time sanatizer?
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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I have 5 gallons of Starsan mixed up and it's been around for about 4 months now. I checked the PH of it two days ago to make sure it was fine to use still. The test strip went bright red telling me that it's around 2 for the PH. this stuff last a long damn time.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:10 PM   #7
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You have to check the pH and make sure it's not cloudy. I always make mine out of RO or distilled water and can keep it around in a bucket for a long time. If I mix it with my tap water it is cloudy in about 3 hours.

Also, make sure everything is clean before it goes in. Dirty parts will make it cloud up faster.

 
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Can you also Store Idophor like this? or is it a 1 time sanatizer?
it keeps, but not for nearly as long. I don't use iodophor but I think people say 1 week is the max.

even if star san gets above pH 3.0, you can add more star san and re-energize the solution once it drops back to 3.0
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You have to check the pH and make sure it's not cloudy. I always make mine out of RO or distilled water and can keep it around in a bucket for a long time. If I mix it with my tap water it is cloudy in about 3 hours.

Also, make sure everything is clean before it goes in. Dirty parts will make it cloud up faster.
Mine is cloudy as soon as I make it. So I don't worry about that, the PH is what really maters.
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