Category Archives: Sanitation

8 Oz Star San – $12.99 + free prime ship & Why is this my favorite size of Star San?

Star San Acid Sanitizer.  8 oz size.  No rinse when mixed properly.

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

Why is this my favorite size of Star San?  It all has to do with shelf life.  See: My Favorite Size of Star San & Why

1/23/21 11 AM Central: This is selling for $12.99. 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

Star San – 8 oz – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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100 x 10 mL Syringes – $14.95, 15 cents each + Star San Tips

10ml Oral Dispenser with Cover- 100 Syringes by Care Touch (No needle)

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

12/9/20 5:30 PM Central: These are selling for just $14.95 or about 15 cents each. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

10ml Oral Dispenser with Cover- 100 Syringes by Care Touch (No needle) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

QA Surface Cleaning Disinfectant – $12.95, Compare at $22.99

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution - Surface Cleaner

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution – Surface Cleaner via Keg Connection

  • See product page for description and claims.
  • As of this posting, Keg Connection has this on sale for just $12.95.
  • Compare: BTF QA Sanitizer at MoreBeer – currently $22.99 on sale at MoreBeer

QA Concentrated Sanitizing Solution – Surface Cleaner

Flat Rate Shipping

  • Shipping is a flat $9.95 no matter how much you buy site-wide to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • Maximize Flat Rate Shipping: Since shipping is flat rate, grab a keg, some ingredients, a recipe kit or something else it will all ship for that same flat rate.

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(100) 3ml Transfer Pipettes [Refractometer & pH Samples, measuring Star San] – $4.99, 5 cents each + free prime ship

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

(100) Transfer Pipettes from Karter Scientific.  Total of 5 ml capacity, 3 ml of which are graduated in 1/2 ml increments.  Comes with a dispenser box.

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

  • 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.


 

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.

1/7/20 12 AM Central: These are selling for just $4.99. 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

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.

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THREE x 32 Oz Commercial Grade Spray Bottles, Made in the US + Star San Tips

32 oz All-Purpose Spray Bottles - Natural HDPE Plastic w/Trigger Sprayer - Commercial Grade, Industrial or Home Use for Cleaning, Chemicals, Garden - Made in USA (3 Pack, Blue)

32 oz All-Purpose Spray Bottles – Natural HDPE Plastic w/Trigger Sprayer – Commercial Grade, Industrial or Home Use for Cleaning, Chemicals, Garden – Made in USA

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

  • Made and Shipped in the USA: Our spray bottles are 100% USA made. Thank you for supporting American jobs and businesses.
  • Heavy Duty Commercial Grade: 32 oz empty natural HDPE plastic carafe bottles. Perfect for Industrial, Commercial or Home Use
  • Adjustable Colored Trigger Sprayers: Turn nozzle to Jet Stream or Fine Mist. Comfortable, ergonomic grip with spring action trigger. Red, Green, or Blue label for easy organization
  • Leak Proof Technology: Constructed entirely of HDPE plastic, the caps tightly seal on the bottles, ensuring no leakage
  • Reliable & Eco-friendly: Our spray bottles are easy to clean! They can easily be reused for a variety of household or industrial uses, making them an eco-friendly choice

 

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

32 oz All-Purpose Spray Bottles – Natural HDPE Plastic w/Trigger Sprayer – Commercial Grade, Industrial or Home Use for Cleaning, Chemicals, Garden – Made in USA – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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THREE x 32 Oz Commercial Grade Spray Bottles, Made in the US + Star San Tips

32 oz All-Purpose Spray Bottles - Natural HDPE Plastic w/Trigger Sprayer - Commercial Grade, Industrial or Home Use for Cleaning, Chemicals, Garden - Made in USA (3 Pack, Red)

32 oz All-Purpose Spray Bottles – Natural HDPE Plastic w/Trigger Sprayer – Commercial Grade, Industrial or Home Use for Cleaning, Chemicals, Garden – Made in USA (3 Pack, Red)

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

  • Made and Shipped in the USA: Our spray bottles are 100% USA made. Thank you for supporting American jobs and businesses.
  • Heavy Duty Commercial Grade: 32 oz empty natural HDPE plastic carafe bottles. Perfect for Industrial, Commercial or Home Use
  • Adjustable Colored Trigger Sprayers: Turn nozzle to Jet Stream or Fine Mist. Comfortable, ergonomic grip with spring action trigger. Red, Green, or Blue label for easy organization
  • Leak Proof Technology: Constructed entirely of HDPE plastic, the caps tightly seal on the bottles, ensuring no leakage
  • Reliable & Eco-friendly: Our spray bottles are easy to clean! They can easily be reused for a variety of household or industrial uses, making them an eco-friendly choice

 

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

32 oz All-Purpose Spray Bottles – Natural HDPE Plastic w/Trigger Sprayer – Commercial Grade, Industrial or Home Use for Cleaning, Chemicals, Garden – Made in USA (3 Pack, Red)  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

Update International 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Drying Mats – Lots of Uses – $2.39 + Free Prime Ship

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.  Lots more info here – Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

12/29/20 1:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $2.39 (clear version only).  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Update International BMI-12CL Interlocking bar Mat Square, 12″ x 12″, Clear – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

San Jamar Versa-Mat 12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses – $4.69 + Free Prime Ship + Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

San Jamar Versa-Mat Interlocking Sanitary Bar Mats

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.

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  • Raised design provides a sanitary surface for your glassware, and allows for better air circulation and faster drying
  • Durable, non-slip material prevents marring and breaking of glassware
  • Interlocking design allows you to connect multiple mats, and the lightweight material can be easily cut to fit into any shape or size needed for your shelves, bar or sink
  • Always lays flat for a neat, clean appearance
  • Dishwasher safe and NSF approved

 

12/28/20 1 AM Central: These are selling for just $4.69. 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

San Jamar VM5280 Versa-Mat Interlocking Bar Mat, 12″ Length x 12″ Width – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also available in different colors and quantities – Search Amazon for “san jamar versa mat” – to see what may be available

Not Just for Bars Anymore… Using Interlocking Bar Mats Around Your Home Brewery!

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pH Test Paper for Brewing, 0.5 to 5.5 pH – $7.95 – reader feedback, good for checking Star San + What’s the Shelf Life of Star San?

Thanks to HBF Reader Jim for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]pH Test Paper for Kombucha Brewing, 0.5 to 5.5 pH [16 Foot Roll with Dispenser]

pH Test Paper, 0.5 to 5.5 pH [16 Foot Roll with Dispenser

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  • Designed for kombucha: Pre and post 1F pH testing
  • Our paper is wider than our competitors paper, making for easier handling
  • Wide, over 16’ roll comes with one roll, color chart, and has unique locking mechanism making paper easier to tear off and use
  • Instantly test your kombucha with vivid, clear, easy to read color chart in increments of .5
  • This strip is also great for pickling, canning, and testing other acidic liquids.

Use to test diluted Star San mixture and more.  See: What’s the Shelf Life of Star San? – Testing Star San’s Effectiveness

12/12/20 3 AM Central: These are selling for just $7.95.  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 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.

Jim Says… “We have been using this product for a while to test our star san and really like it. It is under $8 and have been able to get over 100 tests out of just one roll!”

pH Test Paper for Kombucha Brewing, 0.5 to 5.5 pH [16 Foot Roll with Dispenser] – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle

THREE x BAR5F 32 Oz Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles – $12.97, $4.32 each + free prime ship & Star San Tips

BAR5F Empty Plastic Spray Bottles 32 Ounce, Professional Chemical Resistant with White-Blue Sprayer for Chemical and Cleaning Solution, Heavy Duty, Adjustable Head Sprayer Fine to Stream (Pack of 3)

BAR5F Empty Plastic Spray Bottles 32 Ounce, Professional Chemical Resistant with White-Blue Sprayer for Chemical and Cleaning Solution, Heavy Duty, Adjustable Head Sprayer Fine to Stream (Pack of 3)

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  • Adjustable nozzle – from a fine mist to a jet stream
  • Heavy Duty
  • Chemical resistant bottle and sprayer
  • All purpose
  • Manufacturer Product ID: B07H81

 

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

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BAR5F Empty Plastic Spray Bottles 32 Ounce, Professional Chemical Resistant with White-Blue Sprayer for Chemical and Cleaning Solution, Heavy Duty, Adjustable Head Sprayer Fine to Stream (Pack of 3)  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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