Sanitize Aluminium - 30 seconds in Starsan Okay?

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Apoxbrew

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Just picked up a cool aluminium yard stick on the cheap that I was wanting to use to check post boil volumes in the kettle... which means I need to be able to sanitize it.

I know you don't want to leave starsan in contact with aluminium for extended periods of time (similar to copper), but wondering if it'd be fine to do a simple 30 second dip to sanitize prior to checking final volumes.

Thanks for the info!
 

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StarSan has a contact time of a couple minutes. You'll be fine. If you left it in there for and extended amount of time, you might have a problem, but aluminum yardsticks are cheap at most hardware stores.
 
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cool. ya, was more worried about some sort of nasty developing on the aluminum and getting into the wort than i was about the yard stick itself.
 
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