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Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Sprayer – now… $6.70 + Hands on Review & Star San Tips

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

Chemical resistant, Adjustable nozzle, professional grade.

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

From HBF: 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. prod:B00BCH4WTA

 

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 “saniziter” – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

1/25 1 AM Central: This is on sale for $6.70. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Chemical Guys Acc_130 Professional Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer, 32 oz  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution – $10 + free ship eligible, stacking deal & two comparisons

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution

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

Q.A.® Concentrated Sanitizing Solution

This highly-concentrated solution is designed for use on most hard, nonporous surfaces: floors, walls, bathrooms, cabinets, plastic, stainless steel, porcelain, metal, and ceramic.

We don’t suggest using Q.A. Sanitizer as a brewing or winemaking sanitizer. It is best for sanitizing and disinfecting hard, non-porous surfaces around the home or business. After the QA solution dries, it leaves behind a long-acting residual film that can have downstream impacts on beer, especially creating a keeping foam.

One bottle makes 21 gallons of disinfectant.

Q.A. Concentrated Solution from National Chemicals, Inc. has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Q.A. Concentrated Solution can be used against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) when used in accordance with the directions for use against Human Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for additional information.

This is an economical, all-purpose sanitizer, disinfectant, and deodorizer. It is a concentrated quaternary ammonium formula for use on most hard, nonporous surfaces including stainless steel, porcelain, metal, and ceramics. You can also use it in your kitchens and bathrooms – on your cabinets, floors, and walls! It’s great for use in any public space – restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels and more. You can also use it to sanitize ice machines!

Highly concentrated. Use only 1/4 oz per gallon to sanitize surfaces that will come in contact with food. Disinfect and deodorize other hard surfaces with 3/4 oz per gallon.

All-purpose QA sanitizer, disinfectant, and deodorizer
Effective against Hepatitis B Virus and HIV-1 Virus
Use on food contact surfaces, floor, bathrooms and more.

Household Measure Mixing Instructions for Disinfectant (>625 PPM)
1 teaspoon of Q.A. Concentrate in 26 fluid ounces = 641 PPM
0.5 Tablespoon of Q.A. Concentrate in 32 fluid ounces = 781 PPM
1 Tablespoon of Q.A. Concentrate in 64 fluid ounces (half-gallon) = 781 PPM
2 Tablespoons of Q.A. Concentrate in 128 fluid ounces (1 gallon) = 781 PPM


 

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Ends Soon: QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution – from $9 + free ship eligible

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution

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

Q.A.® Concentrated Sanitizing Solution

This highly-concentrated solution is designed for use on most hard, nonporous surfaces: floors, walls, bathrooms, cabinets, plastic, stainless steel, porcelain, metal, and ceramic.

We don’t suggest using Q.A. Sanitizer as a brewing or winemaking sanitizer. It is best for sanitizing and disinfecting hard, non-porous surfaces around the home or business. After the QA solution dries, it leaves behind a long-acting residual film that can have downstream impacts on beer, especially creating a keeping foam.

One bottle makes 21 gallons of disinfectant.

Q.A. Concentrated Solution from National Chemicals, Inc. has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, Q.A. Concentrated Solution can be used against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) when used in accordance with the directions for use against Human Coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus for additional information.

This is an economical, all-purpose sanitizer, disinfectant, and deodorizer. It is a concentrated quaternary ammonium formula for use on most hard, nonporous surfaces including stainless steel, porcelain, metal, and ceramics. You can also use it in your kitchens and bathrooms – on your cabinets, floors, and walls! It’s great for use in any public space – restaurants, schools, hospitals, hotels and more. You can also use it to sanitize ice machines!

Highly concentrated. Use only 1/4 oz per gallon to sanitize surfaces that will come in contact with food. Disinfect and deodorize other hard surfaces with 3/4 oz per gallon.

All-purpose QA sanitizer, disinfectant, and deodorizer
Effective against Hepatitis B Virus and HIV-1 Virus
Use on food contact surfaces, floor, bathrooms and more.

Household Measure Mixing Instructions for Disinfectant (>625 PPM)
1 teaspoon of Q.A. Concentrate in 26 fluid ounces = 641 PPM
0.5 Tablespoon of Q.A. Concentrate in 32 fluid ounces = 781 PPM
1 Tablespoon of Q.A. Concentrate in 64 fluid ounces (half-gallon) = 781 PPM
2 Tablespoons of Q.A. Concentrate in 128 fluid ounces (1 gallon) = 781 PPM


 

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution – use coupon code WINTER to get another 10% off with a qualifying $55 order

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Ends Soon: 5 lbs Easy Clean – No Rinse, One Step Cleaner & Sanitizer – from $15.11… $3.02 per lb

Easy Clean Cleanser 5 LB

Easy Clean Cleanser 5 LB from Adventures in Homebrewing

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5 Lb tub of Easy Clean Cleanser (use one tablespoon per gallon of water)

Oxygen based with a favorable cleaning power and sanitizes on contact. No rinsing required.

 

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star san tips and tricks

Star San is my homebrew 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’re using the “Spray Bottle Method” outlined here.

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 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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FOUR x Heavy Duty Spray Bottles – $6.99, $1.75 each + Star San Tips

SUPERLELE 4pcs 16oz Spray Bottle for Cleaning Solutions All-Purpose Heavy Duty Leak Proof Plastic Mist Spray Bottle with Adjustable Nozzle for Garden, Planting, Cooking, BBQ

SUPERLELE 4pcs 16oz Spray Bottle for Cleaning Solutions All-Purpose Heavy Duty Leak Proof Plastic Mist Spray Bottle with Adjustable Nozzle

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  • [Package Contains]: 4pcs of 16oz plastic spray bottles with 1 funnel, 6 labels, 4 screw caps and 2 replacement trigger sprayer.
  • [Material]: The heavy duty empty spray bottles are made of HDPE plastic, chemically resistant, BPA and lead-free, safe and reusable. You also don’t have to worry about it breaking easily.
  • [No Leak And Clog]: The sprayer features a durable polypropylene nozzle, a tight and secure cap, internal cover pad, stainless steel springs and precision valves and pistons to prevent leakage.
  • [Easy To Use]: The bottle has an ergonomic neck for your convenience. It can be easily converted from fog, flow or off mode by adjusting the rotation of the nozzle; the ergonomic design of the bottle reduces finger fatigue; the hose is long enough to ensure that the final liquid can be used without being wasted.
  • [Widely Application]: It is suitable for Household, Commercial & Industrial Use. We could use this spray bottle for gardening, planting, cooking, beauty, pet, car detailing, janitorial, BBQ etc. Besides, to spray bleach, rubbing alcohol and cleaning solutions spray is also great. Just wash it off after use, and you can reuse a bottle-these containers are designed to be reused again and again.

From HBF: 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.

 

Also: Star San Tips & Tricks – includes Spray Bottle Method of Sanitizing

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SUPERLELE 4pcs 16oz Spray Bottle for Cleaning Solutions All-Purpose Heavy Duty Leak Proof Plastic Mist Spray Bottle with Adjustable Nozzle for Garden, Planting, Cooking, BBQ – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Top Content Countdown… Our 6th Most Popular Resource Post of 2021… Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

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.

Building a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump

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

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

Chemical resistant, Adjustable nozzle, professional grade.

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

From HBF: 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. prod:B00BCH4WTA

 

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 “saniziter” – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Chemical Guys Acc_130 Professional Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Bottle and Sprayer, 32 oz  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

THREE x 22 Oz Commercial Grade Spray Bottles – $8.99, $3 each + Star San Tips

Homestead Choice Plastic Spray Bottles 22oz Leak Proof with Commercial Grade Trigger Sprayer - 3 Pack

Homestead Choice Plastic Spray Bottles 22oz Leak Proof with Commercial Grade Trigger Sprayer – 3 Pack

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

  • Leak Proof Commercial Quality Sprayers – don’t be disappointed by inferior sprayers that leak or dribble, rather than spray. This 3-pack of spray bottles have a commercial quality sprayer paired with a 22oz ergonomic spray bottle that has a built-in measurement gauge.
  • True Stream or Mist Settings – other professional ‘looking’ sprayers only do a stream. This sprayer does both stream and mist. The stream will spray up to six feet with ease, and the mist is soft and well dispensed.
  • Ergonomic Finger Grip – when you read reviews on other products, you’ll see complaints about them becoming uncomfortable to use after just a short period of time. These sprayers are designed for both maximum comfort, and maximum performance.
  • High-Output Sprayer – each time you squeeze the trigger, this sprayer dispenses up to 30% more, which means you don’t get tired hands like you might with other products pumping a small trigger unnecessarily often.

From HBF: 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.

 

Also: Star San Tips & Tricks – includes Spray Bottle Method of Sanitizing

12/30 4 AM Central: These are selling for $8.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Homestead Choice Plastic Spray Bottles 22oz Leak Proof with Commercial Grade Trigger Sprayer – 3 Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

(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)

Transfer Pipette, 7.0ml Capacity, 3.0ml Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, 3.2ml Bulb Draw, Karter Scientific 206H3 (Pack of 100)

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  • Capacity: 7.0ml
  • Graduations: 0.5, 0.5ml to 3.0ml
  • Material: LDPE
  • Length: 155mm

Karter Scientific is a registered trademark in United States of America. To maintain quality control, authorized permission is required in the resale of our products. Karter Scientific liquid handling offerings include a full selection of sterile and non-sterile Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) transfer pipettes. LDPE is non-toxic and chemically inert to biological fluids and most acids and can withstand a temperature range from -50°C to 90°C. Pipettes may be heat-sealed and frozen in liquid nitrogen for sample preservation.


From HBF: 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.  prod:B005Z4QVZ4

 

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

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “refractometer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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.

Transfer Pipette, 7.0ml Capacity, 3.0ml Graduated, Large Bulb, 155mm, 3.2ml Bulb Draw, Karter Scientific 206H3 (Pack of 100) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also Consider: Globe Scientific 139050 LDPE Extra Long Transfer Pipet, Non-Sterile, 300mm Length, 23.0mL Capacity (Box of 100) – these are about 12″ long and, depending on the fermenter and batch size, are long enough to take refractometer samples from the fermenter.