Starsan bottles - big bubble foam

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tripkings

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I'm about to test drive my Bowie Bottle filler and just cleaned, sanitized, and stuck some bottles in the freezer.

Back when I bottled I used either iodophor with a bottle tree (what a pita) or the dishwasher heat method. I've never used Starsan to sanitize bottles and no matter how hard I try to shake them out this is how they look.....is this ok?


IMAG2664 by waxteeth, on Flickr
 

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Don't fear the foam! It's all good. If you really don't like it they also make a low foam option called Sani Clean.
 
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I don't mind it..just haven't seen that before and figured I'd check to make sure.

I'm guessing that foam/bubbles doesn't have much taste then.... I'm tempted to taste some of it.
 

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Fill that foamy bottle with water, then take a sip. How's it taste? Like water? Foam is fine.

(science answer: StarSan kills via pH, not chemical...once it's diluted with water or beer, the pH rises far above killing range, rendering it completely inert to yeast and you)
 

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Yeah, star san has no real flavor, just an acidity you feel in the mouth. And even that eventually degrades into a form of phosphorus that yeast will metabolize (cuz its trace amounts).
 

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...and when you bottle the foam all rises to the top and most dissipates into the air.
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I prefer more foam for optimum flavor, but that should be enough.
 
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