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Old 07-02-2008, 01:39 AM   #11
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so i'm new to star san. have been using one step and i would fill by carboys with the mixture. i take it this is not nessacary with star san? how much liquid do you guys usually but in a carboy? does the foam count as contact or does it need to be in contact with the liquid?

i guess i need to listen to that basic brewing episode again...

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:12 AM   #12
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so i'm new to star san. have been using one step and i would fill by carboys with the mixture. i take it this is not nessacary with star san? how much liquid do you guys usually but in a carboy? does the foam count as contact or does it need to be in contact with the liquid?

i guess i need to listen to that basic brewing episode again...
I put about a pint in the carboy cover the opening with my hand and rock it back and forth while rotating to get all sufaces wet. Then pour the starsan back into my gallon jug. Then let the carboy drain upside down in a bucket until i'm ready to rack.

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:19 AM   #13
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I learned by watching Yuri Sanatize in his video...it's a sticky.

I have my starsan in a garden weed sprayer (NEW ONE) and a carboy gets....maybe....a table spoon or 2 or 3. Just enough to get the inside wet.
If you are not using a sprayer, and I can't imagine why you wouldn't, Yes, Foam contact counts.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:20 AM   #14
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wow, this stuff will really go a long way. looks like a good investment!

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:57 AM   #15
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Correct. I just finished racking a 5gal carboy into a keg that I had just finished sanitizing and it had a good bit of foam in it.

Don't fear the foam.
What he said. The foam is good. Love the foam. BE the foam.

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:21 PM   #16
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. . . Love the foam. BE the foam.
Love this stuff too, but how do you deal with kegging? As the beer pushes the foam out the top of the keg, it's really hard to tell how full it is.

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:33 PM   #17
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Love this stuff too, but how do you deal with kegging? As the beer pushes the foam out the top of the keg, it's really hard to tell how full it is.
Sometimes I just shake the extra large clumps of foam out because of this. But most of the time I chill the fermenter in the beer freezer before racking. As the cold beer enters the keg, condensation forms on the outside, giving you a visual representation of where the liquid level is.

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:16 PM   #18
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Another bus driver? Sweet... there are at least (4) or (5) of us here now! The foam is great, it is not an issue... when I fill my fermentor, it is about half full of foam! What a great way to keep nasties out when you are racking?! I love the foam!

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:01 PM   #19
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Don't fear the foam.

I pour starsan in to what ever I am going to use, shake and dump out the juice. Leave the foam in.

Don't fear the foam.

 
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:07 PM   #20
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Hey now!!!!! Lets take it easy on that glorified bus driver talk

 
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