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Old 05-28-2008, 04:26 PM   #21
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I store it in a stainless keg if I have one free. The "no longer than 3-4 hours rule" is for copper and aluminum. You can save it in glass or stainless until you need it.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:03 PM   #22
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I'm not sure if this was answered already, but would it be ok to keep it in a plastic bucket(primary that came with my kit) with a lid?

 
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:05 PM   #23
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I'm not sure if this was answered already, but would it be ok to keep it in a plastic bucket(primary that came with my kit) with a lid?

Lot of people do...or leave it in carboys.
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But there's no point keeping it when mixed with tap water, the minerals and chlorine will rise the pH and it will be useless. If you plan to store, you need to only mix with demineralised or RO water.
I keep a plastic trigger pack on hand with a starsan/demineralised mix to spray everything I come in contact with on brew and bottling days. I also take it to work and spray any air conditioners that have built up odours due to bacteria breeding in evaporators.

 
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But there's no point keeping it when mixed with tap water, the minerals and chlorine will rise the pH and it will be useless. If you plan to store, you need to only mix with demineralised or RO water.
I keep a plastic trigger pack on hand with a starsan/demineralised mix to spray everything I come in contact with on brew and bottling days. I also take it to work and spray any air conditioners that have built up odours due to bacteria breeding in evaporators.
+1 on this...use distilled, or preboiled water, and it will last a long time.
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But there's no point keeping it when mixed with tap water, the minerals and chlorine will rise the pH and it will be useless. If you plan to store, you need to only mix with demineralised or RO water.
This is not necessarily true. It depends on your water. I used to always mix this with DI water, ran out, then started using carbon filtered tap water. I have mixed some and after 3 weeks the pH was still below 3.5.

 
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:52 PM   #27
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So the ph is the best way to determine if its still good?


 
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:25 PM   #28
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So the ph is the best way to determine if its still good?
Yes -- the pH must be below 3.5 and it must be clear (not cloudy). Some people debate the second criterion, but Charlie Talley emphasizes it.

 
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:56 PM   #29
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I usually just use 2 gallons of starsan, and I mix it with distilled water, then store it in the same plastic jugs that the water came in. You really don't need a whole bunch of it, and I'm certainly going to start using the spray bottle trick.

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Old 07-18-2008, 01:35 AM   #30
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The directions on the PBW say 1-2 oz per gallon. So is 1 oz per 5 galls good enough?

 
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