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- That fact of the matter is… there’s no need to submerge your equipment in gallons and gallons of this stuff. The open space in the middle of your carboy does not need to be sanitized. Just the surfaces do.
- The key benefit of the Spray Bottle method is using what you need. This technique allows you to use very little Star San per batch. See our Star San Tips and Tricks post, linked below, for some cost savings estimations
- Add 6 CCs of Star San to one gallon of distilled water. You can use a syringe to properly measure this.
- Store the solution in a glass gallon jug as Star San can dissolve plastic over time.
- Fill a spray bottle with the Star San solution.
- Spray items in need of sanitizing instead of soaking them in gallons and gallons of Star San.
- Top Post: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle – thoroughly explains the Spray Bottle Method + lots of guidelines, tips and tricks
- Star San at Amazon
- Star San at MoreBeer
- Search Amazon for “10 ml syringe”
- Search Amazon for “chemical resistant spray bottle”
- Search Amazon for “1 gallon glass jug”
- Related: What’s the Shelf Life of Star San? – Testing Star San’s Effectiveness
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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application. Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application. Always read and follow manufacturer directions.