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Old 07-24-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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I searched and didn't come up with much.

Is there any harm in leaving One Step or Starsan in a keg?

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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It's not recommended, but it's probably not going to hurt much. Strong acidic or basic solutions can pit metal over time, so you're better off rinsing and drying them if they are to be stored for a while.


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Old 07-24-2008, 08:38 PM   #3
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I leave star san in my kegs all the time. The trick is to use RO water or distilled with the star san. If you use tap water then the minerals in it will break down the stan san making it unable to sanitize any longer.


edit: But then again the longest i have let a keg sit between beers in it is like 2 months.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:57 PM   #4
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Ok then. It's only going to be for a few weeks. I used some One step to sanitize my beer lines by pushing it through a keg w/CO2. I'll need the keg in 1-2 weeks, so it should be good to go as well.

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:08 PM   #5
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I leave startsan in mine between uses, no problems so far. They usually don't sit more than a month between uses.

 
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:46 PM   #6
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I think one step may post problems long term. star san is fine.


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