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Old 09-20-2008, 08:57 PM   #1
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Feel like an idiot here, but how do you use the little measuring chamber on the StarSan bottle? On the right in the photo.



I'm tilting it, unscrewing caps and I can't figure it out.

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Old 09-20-2008, 09:12 PM   #2
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Tighten the main cap, loosen the secondary cap, and squeeze the bottle.

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Old 09-20-2008, 09:23 PM   #3
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Tighten the main cap, loosen the secondary cap, and squeeze the bottle.

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Thanks... so simple.
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Thanks... so simple.
Yeah... simple.... I went through my first bottle without knowing how to work it and was too embarrassed to ask anyone. Once I realized how it worked I felt like a total shmuck.
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I think it's a genius package, and I don't even particularly like starsan.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:21 PM   #6
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I've been using Iodophor forever but recently switched to StarSan. Glad some asked the question!
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
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I have a small bucket that I marked the 2.5 gallon line. I use that and add a tablespoon of Starsan. I don't need more than that to do my sanitizing and it works great. The best thing is the Starsan lasts a long time. A quart bottle will last over a year for a frequent brewer who uses it properly.
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Thank you for this post! This has been bugging me for a long time. I tried tilting the bottle every which way, with caps open or closed. Even had a friend try to figure it out as well and neither of us could get it. We didn't think of squeezing it. Seems so obvious now, but they should really think about adding a sentence explaining that on the bottle!
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Yeah... simple.... I went through my first bottle without knowing how to work it and was too embarrassed to ask anyone. Once I realized how it worked I felt like a total shmuck.
+1 (1/2 bottle anyway)
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I think it's a genius package, and I don't even particularly like starsan.
Genius package; sucky instructions. I struggled with trying to pour out the right amount for a few batches, until I finally figured it out.


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