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mikeyc

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So I used Starsan for the first time, and I have a question. Its suppost to be a no rinse sanitizer, I soaked my bottles and sanitized them, when I was pouring the water out, there was quite a few bubbles left behind. Almost like soapy bubbles. Is it ok to go ahead and bottle with those bubbles in there, or do they need to be rinsed out? I went ahead and rinsed them, just to be safe, but just wondering for next time.
 

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DON'T FEAR THE FOAM!

Those bubbles are fine, and you actually undo the sanitizing by rinsing with tap water...although its a pretty low risk for infection...I wouldn't sweat it but I wouldn't make a habit of it.

Residual star san won't affect beer flavor, aroma, or head retention.
 

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Embrace the foam! Rack your beer right onto the bubbles - it'll be fine. Star San really is no rinse, so don't worry about the residual bubbles. I've never had any problems with it, and I've never heard of anyone else having problems. It's a great product, and not having to rinse makes every stage of brewing much, much easier.
 

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According to everything I read Star-San in very limited quantities is also a yeast nutrient.
 
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