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Old 04-02-2006, 07:29 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by apparatus
I am a complete newbie and unable to offer any advice, but I did stumble onto this sight the other day. They have a live radio braodcast show dedicated to homebrewing. You can download shows from the archives and listen to them. A few weeks ago they had a rep from Five Star Chemical Co. I believe he talked about the very issue you have mentioned. Here is the link for anyone interested.

It is listed as shown below.

Sunday Live Show 03-19-06 mp3 format

Our first official sanitation show. We are joined by Charlie Talley, one of the founders of Five Star Chemical Company. Charlie tells us all the do's and dont's of Star San, Saniclean, Iodiphor and PBW. It's an all around great discussion that dispels many of the myths around sanitizers, and answers many of the questions homebrewers have regarding sanitizing chemicals.
Wow... great link! Thanks

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Old 04-02-2006, 11:39 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by RLinNH
Is it normal to have soapy bubbles when using Star San?

When I filles my 7 Galln Carbot with it, it bubbles like MAD!!! About half way through the filling process, I had soapy bubbles coming out the funnel and Carboy. Also, After I empties the Carboy to ready it for the Wort, it still had a bunch of bubbles in it. So, I rinsed the carboy once, but it still has a little bit of bubbles in it. Is this okay? Or will the Star San kill my yeast?
You don't have to fill it all the way up. Just put in 1/2- 1 gallon, slosh it around so everything is coated, dump out the star-san and tip your caboy upside-down to dry a bit. You only need a minute or so of contact time and this is easily achieved while the carboy is drying. Easy-peasy. Cheers.
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