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Old 07-03-2008, 03:13 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by AnOldUR View Post
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.

Deductive reasoning?

Keg @ 5.5 Gallons : Fermenter with 6.5 Gallons = Doesn't work
" " " : " " 5.0 " = Works


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Old 07-05-2008, 01:22 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by BigKahuna View Post
I learned by watching Yuri Sanatize in his'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.
I just saw this video today...I loved the idea of the back pack can I mix the star-san and leave it in there till I use it other words is there a shelf life for mixed star-san?

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Old 07-05-2008, 03:04 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by tdavisii View Post
Hey now!!!!! Lets take it easy on that glorified bus driver talk
"Five miles from Frakk, turn left heading one-niner-zero, maintain three-thousand until established on the localizer, cleared I-L-S Runway One-Six Right Approach."


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Old 07-05-2008, 04:56 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by glorifiedbusdriver View Post
Also my equipment is real that normal?
No... this is not normal. Star san does not work in the presence of alkali cleansers. For instance: this can happen if you are using PBW (an alkali cleanser) and have hard water. The hard water does not always rinse all the PBW away so you need to follow the PBW with a very good clean water rinse and an acid wash rinse before applying star san. I am not saying this IS the cause of the :sliminess: but it is worth trying to see if yuou notice a difference.

Use acid number 5 from 5 star chemicals.

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