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(10) 10 CC Syringes – $3 Shipped + Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

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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.

2/1/16 8 AM Central: These highly rated syringes are selling for just $3.  Shipping is free.  That figures to 30 cents each shipped.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

Science Purchase- 10 cc/ml 10 pcs Syringe w/o Needles New Sterile Disposable Luer Lock Tip

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16 Oz Star San… $11.99 + The Spray Bottle Method

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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.  SeeTip: Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

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

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

Star San – 32 oz CL26E – $11.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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Testing Star San Effectiveness

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Star San is my sanitizer of choice.  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 [See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines]

How long is Star San good for?
Star San (diluted sanitizing solution) needs to remain under pH 3 AND be crystal clear.  If your solution of Star San gets cloudy, according to Five Star, it may not be effective.  Hard water will make the solution go cloudy quickly.  If this is happening to you, use distilled water.

Some will say that the clear part is not important.  Here’s the information I’ve gotten from Five Star Chemicals on that:  “The cloudy solution could be okay, but it could be bad. The cloudiness is the surfactant coming out of solution. It has reacted, or is reacting with the metals in the water. I don’t know if it is still good, because I don’t know how much surfactant has reacted. I error on the side of caution and suggest that you don’t even mess with it. Use DI water.

Testing Star San effectiveness involves two things… Crystal clear solution and pH under 3.  The crystal clear part is straightforward.  The pH question involves using either a pH meter [pH tag] or strips.  I wanted to find pH strips that work well for this task.  I ended up trying a few different styles and manufacturers before finding strips that I think work well.

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Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Sprayer $4.97 with Instant Coupon + Review

Chemical Guys ACC130 Professional Chemical Guys Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer

32 Ounce Chemical Resistant Bottle and Sprayer from Chemical Guys.  Chemical resistant, Adjustable nozzle, professional grade.  A dilution guide is printed on the side of each bottle.

Use to spray things :) around your brewery.  See: Star San Spray Bottle Method of Sanitizing

Chemical resistant plastic is a good thing when dealing with Sar San.  I used to store diluted Star San in a distilled water gallon jug.  When it eventually ate through the plastic and leaked all over… I realized that was a bad idea.

Feedback from HBF Reader Da Kine: “This is a great product. I had some bottles from Ace Hardware that lasted maybe 2 brews. Based on HBF’s hands-on review, I got some of these and they’ve lasted great over dozens of brews.”

I own this bottle and sprayer.  It worksimg_0057-300x225 great.  Check out my Hands on Review

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Chemical Guys ACC130 Professional Chemical Guys Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer – 32 oz.

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Ends Soon: National Chemical Cleaners & Sanitizers Sale

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from MoreBeer: ‘Looking for some great cleaning and sanitizing products? Well if you haven’t tried National Chemicals products, we highly recommend them!”

MoreBeer is discounting National Chemicals line of cleaners and sanitizers by 10% when you use promo code CLEAN2016.  The line includes BLC, BTF Iodophor Sanitizer, Craft Meister Oxygen Brewery Washer, Alkaline Brewery Wash, Growler Cleaning Tabs and Carboy Cleaning Tabs.

Note: Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple coupon codes, you can also get in on the deal of the day promo (while quantities last).

Check it out – National Chemicals Cleaners & Sanitizers – use promo code CLEAN2016

This ships for free as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Promo.  Grab your next recipe kit – See: BrewMaster SeriesBrewing Pliny, some gear, something that’s on sale or clearance and put together a $59 order to get free shipping.

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National Chemical Cleaners & Sanitizers on Sale

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from MoreBeer: ‘Looking for some great cleaning and sanitizing products? Well if you haven’t tried National Chemicals products, we highly recommend them!”

MoreBeer is discounting National Chemicals line of cleaners and sanitizers by 10% when you use promo code CLEAN2016.  The line includes BLC, BTF Iodophor Sanitizer, Craft Meister Oxygen Brewery Washer, Alkaline Brewery Wash, Growler Cleaning Tabs and Carboy Cleaning Tabs.

Note: Since MoreBeer’s cart accepts multiple coupon codes, you can also get in on the deal of the day promo (while quantities last).

Check it out – National Chemicals Cleaners & Sanitizers – use promo code CLEAN2016

This ships for free as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Promo.  Grab your next recipe kit – See: BrewMaster SeriesBrewing Pliny, some gear, something that’s on sale or clearance and put together a $59 order to get free shipping.

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(10) 10 CC Syringes + Sanitizing for Pennies a Batch

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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: Tip: Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

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.

Science Purchase- 10 cc/ml 10 pcs Syringe w/o Needles New Sterile Disposable Luer Lock Tip

Pinned: Pliny Style Bottles25% Off Lavatools | SS Growler | Small SS Conicals

Today Only: Stainless Steel QDs on Sale at MoreBeer

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