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Old 11-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #11
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Wallpaper tray works well also.

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Old 11-11-2008, 01:36 PM   #12
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Also for spraying starsan. Do i use a normal concentration or make it stronger?
Normal strength!
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:02 PM   #13
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I spritz iodophor from my spray bottle into the racking cane (it can be done if you hold the two together) until it's full-ish, then wait the 2 minutes contact time.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:27 PM   #14
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I like the pipe idea better than the wallpaper tray because it's something you can leave filled and sealed somewhere and it doesn't take up a lot of space. Of course, that only matters if you're using a sanitizer like starsan where it will stay viable over long periods of time.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:12 PM   #15
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i hear its only good for about four weeks. But it will let you make a one gallon batch a month as well as give you a safe place to store you're cane, hydrometer etc.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:35 PM   #16
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I had this idea a couple months ago and made one. But during my leak test ( I tried to get away with just silicone caulk) my leak test failed. It held good until I went to pick it up, WOOSH. I've yet to get back to it.
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i hear its only good for about four weeks. But it will let you make a one gallon batch a month as well as give you a safe place to store you're cane, hydrometer etc.
Its good as long as the pH doesn't go over 3.2 I think.

and you can just 'recharge' it with a little more star-san when it does.

Me, I paid $2 for a simple spray bottle, not a garden weed sprayer you can pressurize.

works great.

the only downside to spraying iodiphor...is the potential staining from the iodine.

star-san is clear
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the only downside to spraying iodiphor...is the potential staining from the iodine.

star-san is clear
Don't let the clearness mislead you. SWMBO is none to happy with starsan after finding 2 bottle cap size circles chemically "etched" into our new counter tops We thought, what the hell is that from, then I saw a bottle cap and placed over top of it and...WHOOPS. The starsan on a cap sitting on the counter during bottling day left a ring.... But wait you said 2 rings...Yes I did it again. It's not real noticeable unless looking from an angle, but to a woman on her new countertops, it might as well be a 1" hole drilled through it.
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Don't let the clearness mislead you. SWMBO is none to happy with starsan after finding 2 bottle cap size circles chemically "etched" into our new counter tops We thought, what the hell is that from, then I saw a bottle cap and placed over top of it and...WHOOPS. The starsan on a cap sitting on the counter during bottling day left a ring.... But wait you said 2 rings...Yes I did it again. It's not real noticeable unless looking from an angle, but to a woman on her new countertops, it might as well be a 1" hole drilled through it.

I've only had trouble with the undiluted Starsan though. When it's diluted, I spray it all over the place without any problems.
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I've only had trouble with the undiluted Starsan though. When it's diluted, I spray it all over the place without any problems.
Now that you said that, Maybe it wasn't a bottle cap. It could have been the starsan cap laying face down. It was a while ago. But the rigns are still there to remind me
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