StarSan to remove Mold - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > StarSan to remove Mold

Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
gruversm's Avatar
Mar 2008
Edwardsburg, MI, Michigan
Posts: 363
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

I inherited a rather nice beer fridge, but it has evidence of mold/mildew. Can I effectively use StarSan in a spray bottle to rid my fridge of the mold?

Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 03:19 PM   #2

Don't waste the StarSan. Use an off-the-shelf mildew remover.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
FSR402's Avatar
May 2007
Jenison, MI
Posts: 2,826
Liked 25 Times on 19 Posts

Starsan would work great but yeah, it cost to much. A light bleach and water mix works well.

Originally Posted by mr_cad View Post
Its nice when you and your friends have comparable equipment.
Originally Posted by Walker-san View Post
some people will tap anything that has a hole.
Buy Two Fisted Brewing gear

Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
Senior Member
BigKahuna's Avatar
Feb 2008
Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,970
Liked 52 Times on 45 Posts

You can....but If I were you....Bleach all the way!

No reason to mess with it. about a 5% bleach solution (10% if it's super bad) and a sponge, you'll have a sterile fridge in no time flat!
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
conpewter's Avatar
Nov 2007
East Dundee, Illinois
Posts: 5,107
Liked 53 Times on 48 Posts

Well star-san in diluted form in a spraybottle is cheaper than an off the shelf mildew remover. I'm not sure it would work but you could try if you like, then make sure you keep it dry and put some damp rid in there to keep down any rust or mildew.

Wow I'm slow, yeah bleach solution would work as well (on hard plastic surfaces) and be cheaper.
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

Primary: Nothin
Secondary: Shady Lord RIS, Water to Barleywine, Pumpkin wine, burnt mead
Kegged: Crappy infected mild
Bottles: Apfelwein, 999 Barleywine, Oatmeal Stout, Robust Porter, Robust smoked porter, Simcoe Smash

Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 03:33 PM   #6
jspence1's Avatar
Jul 2008
Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 1,039
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

+1 to the 10% bleach solution. spray it let it sit for a few minutes and wipe it out

Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 03:39 PM   #7
jcarson83's Avatar
Jun 2006
Springfield, MO
Posts: 928
Liked 15 Times on 10 Posts

Oxyclean kicks ass too.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 06:07 PM   #8
Feb 2007
Port Townsend, Washington
Posts: 608
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

I recently had the same problem in my fermenting fridge from a previous fermentation leak/overflow. I dump out enough used Starsan solution, that there's always some available for cleanups like that. It worked great.
Primary: , Boddington's Clone, Mirror Pond w/Marris Otter
Bottled: Fullers ESB Clone
Kegged: Mirror Pond Clone
Drinking: BM's Kona Fire Rock, Dead Guy Clone, Alaskan Amber Alt Clone, Firestone DBA Clone, Magnum/Crystal IPA
Next up: Burton IPA

Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 06:49 PM   #9
bad coffee
bad coffee's Avatar
Jun 2008
Posts: 5,117
Liked 480 Times on 469 Posts

in every restaurant I've ever worked in, we used bleach.

Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer
Why do you think they choose that path? (.)(.) = $$$$$$$$$
Originally Posted by Zuljin View Post
Wtf was chasing you for an hour? Buy a gun already.
Originally Posted by AZ_IPA View Post
I'm a meat hunter. PKU.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black Mold vs Starsan? Aleforge Equipment/Sanitation 20 11-22-2010 03:58 AM
Do I have to Remove labels?? DansBrew Bottling/Kegging 30 11-30-2009 08:04 AM
Will Starsan remove pint glass silk screens the way it does Corona labels? Tenchiro Equipment/Sanitation 10 03-16-2009 10:21 PM
Mold?!? (Yes another mold thread) OblivionsGate Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 06-22-2008 06:29 AM
Concentration of StarSan to remove Paint from Bottles? Atl300zx Equipment/Sanitation 3 04-03-2008 01:27 PM

Forum Jump