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32 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer – $22.54 + Star San Tips & Tricks

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Star San Acid Sanitizer.  32 oz size.  No rinse when mixed properly.  Container includes built in measure.

Star San is my sanitizer of choice.  It is effective, food safe and no-rinse.  It is also very cost effective if you use the spray bottle method.  See: Tip: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

7/10/18 2 AM Central: This is selling for $22.54.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Star San- 32 oz


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Rubbermaid Professional Heavy-Duty Spray Bottle – $4.99 + Sanitizing for Pennies Per Batch

Rubbermaid Professional Plus Heavy-Duty Spray Bottle by Rubbermaid.

  • Durable spray bottle has heavy-duty sprayer with adjustable nozzle.
  • Measurements included on side of bottle for chemical portioning in fluid ounces and milliliters.
  • Trigger sprays 3.3 ml per spray.
  • High density polyethylene bottle construction is tough to last a long time.
  • Made in the USA.

Use for cleaning and sanitizing solutions around your home brewery and beyond.  Check out Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle – that details the “spray bottle technique” of easily and effectively sanitizing for pennies a batch.

7/2/18 12:30 PM Central: This is selling for $4.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Rubbermaid Professional Plus Heavy-Duty Spray Bottle,32 fl OZ (946ml), (FG6C13PR06)


Also: Star San on Amazon | Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

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FREE STAR SAN from William’s Brewing + Star San Tips and Tricks

For a short time, coupon code STARSAN gets you a free 16 oz bottle of Star San when you spend $89 or more at William’s Brewing.  Note that you do not need to add the Star San to your cart.  Just apply promo code STARSAN and it will be automatically added to your order.

FREE STAR SAN from William’s Brewing – remember promo code STARSAN

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Also: Star San Tips and Tricks! – this free 16 oz bottle could last you for years, using the technique outlined in our post

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Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

Star SanPictured: 32 Oz Star San – via Amazon

Star San is my sanitizer of choice.  When mixed properly, it’s food safe and no rinse.  Required contact time is one minute.  It has worked very well for me for quite some time and I’m convinced that it’s one of the most economical solutions available if you use the spray bottle method outlined here.  I’ve used a single 32 oz bottle for years.  Like 5+ years.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and… Sterilizing

The first step in sanitizing is cleaning.  Cleaning and sanitizing are two separate steps.  Cleaning physically removes dirt and large contaminants.  After your item is physically clean it can be microscopically sanitized.  Sanitization kills many (but not all) germs, bacteria and microorganisms on an already clean surface.  I typically use a mixture of PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash) for cleaning.  Sanitizing and Sterilizing are different.  Sterilizing is killing every living thing.  In home brewing typically, we’re not interested in sterilizing, we’re only interested in sanitizing.

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Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

recirculating draft line cleaner

The directions on most line cleaners call for recirculating the cleaner for some period of time.  Most affordable cleaning setups that are out there include a hand pump.  Operating one of those for 15 to 30 minutes, for each faucet, doesn’t sound fun.

To really clean your draft lines, you need to keep solution flowing for a length of time, not just fill and wait.  Initially I tried to clean my system by pushing line cleaner out of a keg.  This was a waste of CO2.  I also found it tough to keep solution running slowly enough to get the required amount of contact time.  It’s easy to quickly push a cleaning or sanitizing solution through your system under CO2 pressure, but I found it to be a pain to try to do so slowly.  This also requires quite a bit of cleaning solution versus a recirculating pump.

I decided to put together a recirculating draft line cleaning pump setup.

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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Tip resistant
  • Sturdy with crush resistant corners

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I use a wallpaper tray to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.  These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Tip resistant
  • Sturdy with crush resistant corners

What are Others Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

I use a wallpaper tray to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.  These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


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16 Oz Star San – $12.99, Limited Supply + Star San Tips & Tricks

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16 Oz Star San via MoreBeer.  Star San is my sanitizer of choice.  It is effective, food safe and no-rinse.  It is also easy to use and extremely cost effective if you use the spray bottle method.

Also: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

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Star San – 16 oz CL26E – $15.99 $12.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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45 Seat Bottle Tree – $14, Limited Supply

Bottle Tree - 45 Seat - Economy w/ Handle B518

45 Seat Bottle Tree for storage and drying your bottles from MoreBeer

from MoreBeer: Economy 45 seat bottle trees with carrying handle. The layers of the Economy bottle trees screw together for a very strong and stable unit. The seats are closer together than the standard 45/90 seat trees, when used with wide bottles such as wine bottles, the bottle fit closer to one another and rest on top of the lower bottles. Due to the handle you cannot set a sanitizer injector on top.

 

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Bottle Tree – 45 Seat – Economy w/ Handle B518$18.00 $14.00 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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(10) 10 CC Syringes – $6.49, 65 Cents Each + Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

Why would these have anything to do with homebrewing, you ask?  Great question.  These are an easy way to measure 6 mL of Star San.  Put 6 mL of Star San in 1 gallon of distilled water and you’ve got sanitizing solution.  Fill up a spray bottle and you’re ready to sanitize for pennies a batch.  See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

Quantity 10 of 10 CC Syringes.  These do not have needles.  They do have Luer Lock Tips.  The syringes that I use for measuring Star San also have Luer Lock Tips.  There is no need to put anything on this connection.  You can draw Star San with the Luer Lock end.

5/26/18 10 PM Central: These are selling fro $6.49.  That’s just under 65 cents each. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

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