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    Non-diluted StarSan in fermenter bucket

    Hi, Just bottled my first batch of a Juicy IPA recipe. For sanitizing my fermenter I used non-diluted StarSan (30-60 ml I reckon) and used rubber gloves to distribute it in the bottom and sides of the bucket. I have later realized that this was a mistake and that the StarSan should be diluted...
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    Star San leaked and turned box and wood flooring black. Is this mold, rot or a chemical reaction. Is this unsafe?

    I had a mini bottle of starsan in a cardboard box within a cardboard box under my bed with the cardboard box laying sideways. I stored it this way for about a year. Today, I’m looking under my bed and I see that the wood flooring and cardboard box are black in certain spots. I checked the...
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    The Best Sanitizer for Homebrewers

    Five Star's Starsan sanitizer has got to be the best sanitizer out there in my opinion. Why you may ask? For one, it's a no-rinse wet sanitizer. You can't do that with bleach. And like some others, it gives no discoloration. It works in as little as 15 seconds for small things like bottle caps...
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    The Best Sanitizer for Homebrewers

    Five Star's Starsan sanitizer has got to be the best sanitizer out there in my opinion. Why you may ask? For one, it's a no-rinse wet sanitizer. You can't do that with bleach. And like some others, it gives no discoloration. It works in as little as 15 seconds for small things like bottle caps...
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    StarSan cloudy after 1 day in bottled water

    Hey there, I have bought a large 5 litre shop bought bottle of water and I heard that this should keep my StarSan(ChemSan) from going cloudy for a while after using it. I mixed 10ml of StarSan into the 5 litres of water (as instructed on the bottle and from videos on youtube) I then used my...
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    Only StarSan for cleaning?

    Hi very quick question. I have some VWP steriliser and some ChemSan (StarSan). When cleaning my equipment can I only use the ChemSan? Or do I need to first use the steriliser? What's the point of sterilising (VWP) when sanitising (ChemSan) is easier? Thanks
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    Alternative StarSan uses: cleaning wiper fluid nozzles

    Just a quick tip about using StarSan to clean wiper fluid nozzles. I have an older car that I've been keeping up, but one difficult issue is to unclog the wiper fluid nozzles. In my case, both nozzles have 3 spray ports, and only one on each was still spraying wiper fluid, rendering them...
  8. Messir_Woland

    Prepare your stones o' you gentiles! (or my experience with hydrogen peroxide)

    A while ago I came across a spectacular video where two gentlemen discussed the problem of home brew equipment disinfection. After watching hundreds and thousands of uniform youtube videos on the equipment sanitation, I found their material to be quite authentic. The gentlemen turned out to be...
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    Recurring "infection" cleanup - here is my plan

    I have 3 plastic buckets (2 Coopers + another one thats not a pail). I really like them all since they are easy to transport, easy to clean and 2 of them have spigots. I do not want to throw them out but I am in the process of getting 5 & 6.5 gallon carboys. Here is one kind of "infection"...
  10. TVarmy

    Several oz of StarSan accidentally siphoned into carboy, plus other mistakes

    Hi, I accidentally siphoned in about a cup or less of starsan into my Better Bottle. I also accidentally put my (clean) hands in the wort. I pitched the yeast and everything, as I remember hearing that starsan breaks down into nutrient when mixed with considerable water/wort (in Basic Brewing...
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