Category Archives: Sanitation

12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – lots of uses – $3.99 + free shipping

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12" x 12", Clear

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear


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

  • Interlocking bar mat perfect for lining shelves and counters to protect glassware and china
  • Interlocking design system snaps together to fit most places
  • Made of non-skid pvc and is lightweight
  • Diamond-shape cutouts allow for even airflow and sanitary drying
  • Each square measures 12″ x 12″; dishwasher safe

I use similar mats (different model and manufacturer) and find them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

11/5/18 9 PM Central: These are selling for just $3.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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.

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear


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12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses – $5.20 + free add on shipping

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12" Length x 12" Width, Clear

12″ by 12″ interlocking bar mat by San Jamar.  These interlocking mats are versatile.  Multiple mats can be joined for larger areas and they are flexible and easy to cut to shape.  Allows for airflow under glassware.  NSF certified.

I purchased a number of these in 2015 and have since found them very handy.  I use them for drying brew day gear and glassware and also underneath my fermenter in my fermentation deep freeze to improve airflow and keep the fermenter out of any condensation that might show up).  I also use this in bottom of my kegerator.  More info on that here – Upgrade Your Kegerator – 6 Improvements

11/4/18 7 PM Central: These are selling for $5.20. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12″ Length x 12″ Width, Clear


Also available in different colors and quantities – search san jamar interlocking bar bat on Amazon

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Zep Professional Sprayer Bottle – $3.78 + Star San Tips and Tricks

Zep HDPRO36 Professional Sprayer Bottle 32 Ounces

Zep HDPRO36 Professional Sprayer Bottle 32 Ounces


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

  • Durable, comfortable and adjustable sprayer
  • High output trigger sprays 3 times more than regular sprayers
  • 32 oz. bottle capacity is perfect for concentrates
  • Graduated label measurements for easy mixing
  • Adjustable high output nozzle sprays up to 30 ft.

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.

10/31/18 10 AM Central: This is selling for just $3.78, that’s a 58% discount from list. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Zep HDPRO36 Professional Sprayer Bottle 32 Ounces


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

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16 Oz Star San…. $16.49 + free shipping & tips and tricks

Star San 16oz Acid Sanitizer, No Rinse Food Grade Homebrew Beer Wine Moonshine

Star San Acid Sanitizer.  16 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 – includes information on Star San’s shelf life.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $16.49. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.  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 the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Star San 16oz Acid Sanitizer, No Rinse Food Grade Homebrew Beer Wine Moonshine

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Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Sprayer – $6.99 + Hands on Review & Star San Tips

cln_img_005732 Ounce Chemical Resistant Bottle and Sprayer from Chemical Guys – photo via my Hands on Review

Chemical resistant, Adjustable nozzle, professional grade.


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

  • Chemical resistant bottle and sprayer
  • Adjustable nozzle sprays from a fine mist to a jet stream
  • Professional grade
  • Long lasting
  • 32 ounce bottle

Use to spray things 🙂 around your brewery and more.  See: Star San Spray Bottle Method of Sanitizing.  Check out my Hands on Review of this spray bottle.

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.”

What are others saying? Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

10/22/18 5 PM Central: This is selling for $6.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Chemical Guys ACC_130 Professional Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer (32 oz)


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(6) 20 mL Syringes – $2.33 + Free Shipping + Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

6 Plastic Syringe Liquid Lubricant Measuring Tool 20 ml

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

10/20/18 9 PM Central: These are selling for just $2.33. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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.

6 Plastic Syringe Liquid Lubricant Measuring Tool 20 ml


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32 Oz Star San…. $19.99 + free ship eligible & tips and tricks

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 – includes information on Star San’s shelf life.

As of this posting, CRAFT’R has the 32 ounce size Star San marked down to just $19.99.  That’s a bargain.  Shipping is also free to addresses in the lower 48 states with a $39 order.  Check out CRAFT’R’s Best Sellers to help you put together and order that qualifies for free shipping.  Price, promotions 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 the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Star San (8 oz,16 oz ,32 oz)

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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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100 x Micro Essential Labs Hydrion Pro Ph Strips (Ph 0.0 To 6.0) + What’s the Shelf Life of Star San?

Micro Essential Labs Hydrion Pro Ph Strips (Ph 0.0 To 6.0) Item 9200 100 Strips

Micro Essential Labs Hydrion Pro Ph Strips (Ph 0.0 To 6.0) Item 9200 100 Strips


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

  • Conveniently packed in flip-top vials, these premium quality, wide-range plastic strips offer clear, bright single color matches at every 0.5 interval from pH 0.0-6.0.
  • The color chart has pH matches at [0.0][0.5][1.0][1.5][2.0][2.5][3.0][3.5][4.0][4.5][5.0][5.5][6.0]
  • Each vial contains 100 strips Dip the strip into the test solution, then instantly compare the resulting color with the matching pH color chart.

pH range: 0.0 to 6.0; sensitivity: 0.5. Plastic pH strips indicate pH with unique colors for exact matches of pH. Colors align easily for matching. Flexible, easy-to-handle plastic strips are more durable than paper strips if needed for later reference. Conveniently packaged in flip-top vial of 100 strips.


I find these particularly useful for testing diluted Star San mixture.  See: What’s the Shelf Life of Star San? – Testing Star San’s Effectiveness

Micro Essential Labs Hydrion Pro Ph Strips (Ph 0.0 To 6.0) Item 9200 100 Strips


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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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