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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.

5/24/18 9 AM 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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32 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer – $22.99 + free prime ship & Star San Tips & Tricks

Star San Amazon

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

3/11/18 1 PM Central: This is selling for $22.99. 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.

Star San- 32 oz


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Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Sprayer – $5.94 w/15% Off Coupon + Hands on Review & Star San Tips

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

5/15/18 6 PM Central: This is selling for $6.99.  Click on “Save an extra 15% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $5.94. 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.

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

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Rubbermaid Professional Heavy-Duty Spray Bottle + 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.

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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45 Seat Rotating Bottle Tree – $24.99, Save $5, Limited Supply

Bottle Tree Rotating Red - 45 Seat B510

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

from MoreBeer: Makes managing sanitized bottles for a whole batch easy, and lets you get the bottling mess out of the kitchen–no more using the dishwasher rack to hold sanitized bottles.

The Rotating Bottle Tree holds 45 bottles. It will simplify the bottling process. Just rinse the bottles out well after use and store upside down on the bottle tree where they remain clean. When you want to bottle, utilize product B520 (seen below) to inject sanitizing solution, such as Star San or SaniClean, into the bottles to sanitize. Wait 1 minute and bottle. You can also do the sanitizing ahead of time and let the bottles air dry upside down.

 

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

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Bottle Tree Rotating Red – 45 Seat B510 – $22.99 $18.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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(100) 3ml Transfer Pipettes [Refractometer & pH Samples, measuring Star San]

Karter Scientific 206H3 3ml Graduated Transfer Pipette, Cap 7ml, 1/2ml Grads, 155mm (Pack of 100)

(100) Transfer Pipettes from Karter Scientific.  Total of 7 ml capacity, 3 ml of which are graduated in 1/2 ml increments.  Comes with a dispenser box.

Use for collecting refractometer samples, pH samples and more on brew day and beyond.

You could also use these to dose out Star San for mixing 1 gallon batches.  See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – you’d use the 3 mL marking, twice (total of 6 mL) to do that.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Transfer Pipette, 3.0ml, Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, Karter Scientific 206H3 – Pack 100

Also Consider: Magnum Media DUAL SCALE 0-32% Brix and 1.000-1.130SG Wort Refractometer RSG-100ATC Beer Home Brew | (12) Stainless Steel Portion Cups  [Review] | Box of (100) 300 mm sample pipettes – about 12″ – great for taking refractometer samples directly from the fermenter – depending on what you’re using for a fermenter.


8 Oz Star San – $8.49, Limited Supply + Star San Tips & Tricks

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8 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.

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 – 8 oz CL26 – $$10.99 $8.49 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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Alpet D2 Surface Sanitizer – $9.99, Limited Supply

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Alpet D2 Sanitizer via MoreBeer

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

Spray it and you’re done! This spray is useful for sanitizing ball valves on conical fermenters, and anything else you can’t easily soak in sanitizer.

Alpet D2 Surface Sanitizer kills bacteria and wild yeast after a 60 second contact period! It contains isopropyl alcohol, water, and a residual bacterial killer called QUAT. No rinse, just allow to air dry.

Manufacturer Specifications:

  • Safe for food contact surfaces
  • Highly evaporative/no rinsing required
  • Excellent for packaging areas, scales, display cases
  • Will not impart taste onto food
  • Ready-To-Use – no dilution/no mistakes
  • Consistent measurable results
  • Non corrosive to tools and metals
  • Works where normal sanitizers cannot
  • 60 second contact time
  • 2 year shelf life

 

Also: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

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

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Alpet D2 Surface Sanitizer (1 qt) CL60 – $12.99 $9.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

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

Thanks to Twitter Follower [connect with HBF on Twitter] Sean for this tip!

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.  Update: This was set to end on the 22nd, but has been extended.  Check William’s for availability.

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

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 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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