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Bought a 32 oz spray bottle. Was going to fill witg starsan solution and realized i only need 1/20 of an oz per instructions. Is it ok to go stronger. How do you measure it when filling a spray bottle
 

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I make 5 gallons @ a time. I use a water jug and the water out of my bil dehumidifier (distilled). I have had the same 5 gallons for over a year.

This thread should help.
 

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I heard somewhere that the acids in StarSan will start to break down after about 3 weeks in solution. Doesn't really make sense but I usually just refill my spray bottle everytime I brew and take it from the 5 gallons I make for my fermenter. I would definitely recommend following the dilution instruction (1 oz/5 gal)
 

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I weigh it out with the same scale I use for my hops that weighs in 0.01 grams (lab grade scale, thanks to my job), and if you overshoot that is ok too.
 

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For standard dilution it is 1.5ml/cc per 32oz. I use a syringe without the needle to measure.
 

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Bought a 32 oz spray bottle. Was going to fill witg starsan solution and realized i only need 1/20 of an oz per instructions. Is it ok to go stronger. How do you measure it when filling a spray bottle
1 oz per 5 gallons... adjust per your needs
 

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STAR SAN WATER
1 OZ OR 2 TBSPNS in 5 GALLONS
1/2 OZ OR 1 TBSPN in 2.5 GALLONS
0.166 oz OR 1 tsp in 3 qrts +1 1/3 cup
0.833 OZ OR 1/2 tsp in 6 2/3 cups
0.041 oz OR 1/4 tsp in 3 1/3 cup
 

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For standard dilution it is 1.5ml/cc per 32oz. I use a syringe without the needle to measure.
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I use a medicine dropper similar to what we use to give the kids liquid Tylenol. It is hard to measure 1.5ml, so I use 2ml.
 

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My question is why do you feel compelled to go stronger?

StarSan works really well. At recommended dilutions it will sanitize every surface it contacts (that isn't already dirty).

Although I can't imagine that making it a bit stronger will hurt anything, it is going to be just as effective at recommended dilutions. Unless you are stripping zinc off of a copper heating element, but I am assuming thats not what you have in mind.
 

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I add the 0.5ml because of the limitations of my measuring device. I figure that given the 1.5ml/32 oz dosage, rounding up to 2ml is a better bet than rounding down to 1ml.

Perhaps I should get another syringe.
 
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Thanks everyone. Its hard to measure that small amount i wanted to get a spray bottle so i could sanitize my thief to see if it was ready to move to my secondary in a few days
 

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Thanks everyone. Its hard to measure that small amount i wanted to get a spray bottle so i could sanitize my thief to see if it was ready to move to my secondary in a few days
It really isn't that hard to measure. I do it whenever I need a spray bottle full. You can get a syringe or eye dropper or pipette. Ask around. I squeeze the original bottle to fill up the 1oz section and suck out the amount I need. The only reason I remove the needle on a syringe is because it is a thick liquid.
 

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I have a 5 gl bucket filled w star sans and just submerge my spray bottle to fill it up.
 
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