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Four x 16 Oz Spray Bottles – $13.89, $3.47 each + Star San Tips & Tricks

LiBa Spray Bottles (4 Pack,16 Oz), Refillable Empty Spray Bottle for Cleaning, Essential Oils, Hair, Plants, Adjustable Nozzle for Squirt and Mist, Bleach/Vinegar/BBQ/Rubbing Alcohol Safe
LiBa Spray Bottles (4 Pack,16 Oz), Refillable Empty Spray Bottle for Cleaning, Essential Oils, Hair, Plants, Adjustable Nozzle for Squirt and Mist, Bleach/Vinegar/BBQ/Rubbing Alcohol Safe

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  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL BLISS- Liba's 16oz 4 pack lightweight spray bottles are semi-opaque and come equipped with an adjustable spray nozzle, making them perfect to use for various household, pet, cleaning, and beauty purposes. Decant your favorite solutions or create your own cleaners, linen spray, hair treatment, pet spray, beauty recipes & more. Easy to refill, the options are limitless!
  • DUAL SPRAY FUNCTIONS- Adjustable spray nozzle allows for 3 different modes- off, full mist, and a targeted jet spray. Turn the nozzle to your preferred spray setting. The extended suction tube allows you to get every last drop and ensures you spend less time refilling, and more time spraying.
  • LEAK & CLOG PROOF- Are you tired of every spray bottle clogging, and losing the ability to properly mist or spray after only a few uses? Our spray bottles were designed with a durably constructed polypropylene spray head, supported by a rustproof plastic spring and precision valve and piston for an easy leak & clog-free experience every single time.
  • DURABLE & STRONG- Spray bottles are not made equal! Our bottles are manufactured with enhanced HDPE, BPA-free, more durable, chemical resistant. Unlike glass containers, you no longer need to worry about the bottle shattering if it accidentally falls.

 

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

5/24 4 AM Central: These are selling for $13.89. 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

LiBa Spray Bottles (4 Pack,16 Oz), Refillable Empty Spray Bottles for Cleaning Solutions, Hair Spray, Watering Plants, Superior Flex Nozzles, Squirt, Mist Sprayer, Bleach/Vinegar/Rubbing Alcohol Safe – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Search “Star San” on Amazon

Regular Replacement:

I recommend regularly replacing non-glass bottles used to store acidic solutions like Star San.

Five Star Chemicals says that you should not soak items in Star San solution for extended periods of time. Even chemical resistant bottles are not impervious to damage caused by extended exposure to acid. Glass and stainless are exceptions. I can’t tell you an exact time frame, but personally, I’m now aiming to replace spray bottles every six months. See: Star San Tips and Tricks

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Use a Wallpaper Prep Tray for Cleaning, Sanitizing and Storage of Longer Brewing Items

Pictured: Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Updated: 5/22/2024

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts

I use a wallpaper try 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.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Another similar option are planter boxes.  They are generally sturdier than wallpaper prep trays and they’re about the same length.  Since you can get away with one your total cost may end up being less.

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Do Not Soak In Star San

Five Star recommends limited contact time with ALL plastics.  See: Star San Tips – Materials Compatibility + Do Not Soak.

Star San Tips and Tricks

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Ends Today: 37% Off Cleaners and Sanitizers at Label Peelers

  • As of this posting, Label Peelers is discounting their lineup of cleaners and sanitizers by a whopping 37%.
  • Most kits are included, although there are some exceptions.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.  Example: Shipping (for me) for 1 lb of Citra is $8.93.  2 lbs cost $9.18 to ship.  That second pound costs just 25 cents to ship.  That’s minimum shipping at work.

Cleaning and Sanitation at Label Peelers

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Ends Soon: 37% Off Cleaners and Sanitizers at Label Peelers

  • As of this posting, Label Peelers is discounting their lineup of cleaners and sanitizers by a whopping 37%.
  • Most kits are included, although there are some exceptions.
  • Shipping is an additional cost based on your location.  Because of minimum shipping costs, it may make sense to place a larger order.  Additional items may ship for minimal cost.  Example: Shipping (for me) for 1 lb of Citra is $8.93.  2 lbs cost $9.18 to ship.  That second pound costs just 25 cents to ship.  That’s minimum shipping at work.

Cleaning and Sanitation at Label Peelers

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Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

GLASS Spray Bottles, 2 Pack – on sale for $9.99, $5 each + Star San Tips & Tricks

LiBa Amber Glass Spray Bottles 2 Pack, 16 oz Refillable Empty Spray Bottle for Cleaning, Essential Oils, Hair, Plants, Adjustable Nozzle for Squirt and Mist, Bleach/Vinegar/Rubbing Alcohol Safe

LiBa Amber Glass Spray Bottles 2 Pack

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  • HEALTHY, HAPPY HOME- LiBa's premium 2 pack amber glass spray bottles offer UV protection and are equipped with an adjustable spay nozzle, making them the perfect solution to all of your DIY needs. Ingredients like bleach, baking soda, vinegar, and sensitive essential oils will remain at top quality. Create your favorite natural cleaning solutions, hair treatments, window, floor, carpet , and kitchen cleaners, air fresheners, pet, ironing and linen spray and much much more!
  • INGREDIENT PROTECTION- Our glass bottles are manufactured with premium grade dark amber glass to ensure ingredient purity and quality by protecting against degradation from ultraviolet light. Light sensitive ingredients like essential oils will remain stable and can be mixed and stored without having to worry about deteriorating the therapeutic or aromatic properties of your mixture.
  • SAVE OUR PLANET- Designed with reusability and quality top of mind. A superior green alternative compared to conventional plastic spray bottles that often contain harmful and polluting chemicals, you can help save the planet and your wallet by reusing these containers again and again! BPA-fre
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR CLEAN- Adjustable spray nozzle allows for 3 different modes- off, full mist, and a targeted jet spray. More choices means you can customize your experience to cater to your every need! The extended suction tube allows you to get every last drop so that you can spend less time refilling, and more time on the things that matter.

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

5/13 9 AM Central: These are on sale for $9.99. 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

LiBa Amber Glass Spray Bottles 2 Pack, 16 oz Refillable Empty Spray Bottle for Cleaning, Essential Oils, Hair, Plants, Adjustable Nozzle for Squirt and Mist, Bleach/Vinegar/Rubbing Alcohol Safe – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Search “Star San” on Amazon

Regular Replacement:

I recommend regularly replacing non-glass bottles used to store acidic solutions like Star San.

Five Star Chemicals says that you should not soak items in Star San solution for extended periods of time. Even chemical resistant bottles are not impervious to damage caused by extended exposure to acid. Glass and stainless are exceptions. I can’t tell you an exact time frame, but personally, I’m now aiming to replace spray bottles every six months. See: Star San Tips and Tricks

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Craft Cleaning Chart – Contact Times, Dosage, Temperate and More for Star San, PBW and lots more

Resource Posts on PBW and Star San

I have resource posts on Star San and PBW that have loads of information, tips & tricks.

Star San and PBW Tips and Tricks

About Star San

Star San is my homebrew sanitizer of choice.  When mixed properly, it’s food safe and no rinse.  Required contact time is five minutes.  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.



About PBW

Five Star Chemicals PBW – Powder Brewery Wash – is my go-to brewery cleaner. It is a non-hazardous buffered alkaline brewery cleaner and it… works great.



Five Star’s Craft Cleaning Chart PDF…

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Spring Cleaning Sale at MoreBeer!

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MoreBeer is discounting select cleaning gear and supplies by 15% as part of a Spring Cleaning Sale.  Included in the mix are several sizes of PBW, Craft Meister cleaning solutions and tablets, Star San, Saniclean, BTF Iodophor, IO Star Alpet D2, LLC and BLC line cleaners, gloves, cleaning brushes and scrub pads, the Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer – review and more.

Use coupon code FBFSPRINGCLEAN to get the deal

Spring Cleaning Sale at MoreBeer!

BEATS 2016 and 2019 Spring Cleaning Sales!

I have two prior Spring Cleaning Sales at MoreBeer recorded. In 2016 and 2019. Both offered 10% off. These are the two times I have this sale documented it could have happened at other times as well.

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Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

100 x Syringes – $12.99… 13 cents each + Star San Tips & Tricks

Brandzig 3ml Syringe - 100 Pack – Luer Slip Tip, No Needle, Individually Blister Packed - Medicine Administration for Infants, Toddlers and Small Pets

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  • QUALITY CONSTRICTION. These Brandzig 3ml oral syringe without needle are individually blister packed for safe use, expertly made from latex-free, medical grade plastic for durability and to eliminate the risk of an allergic reaction.
  • ORAL DISPENSER. Small in size, this syringe is ideal for administering medication to infants, toddlers and small pets. It sends the medicine to the side of the cheek, bypassing the taste buds to reduce the chances of spit-ups and ensuring an accurate dosage.
  • VERSATILE USE. It can also be used for projects that require small measurements or precise application.
  • CHOICE OF SIZE. To accommodate your needs, the oral syringes are available in 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-ml capacities. Each syringe is calibrated in both teaspoons and milliliters for precise measuring and delivering accurate doses of medicine.
  • AMPLE SUPPLY. Ideal for doctors, pediatric clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, health fairs and home use, each box contains 100 syringes to provide you with a sufficient supply. Each sterile syringe is individually sealed and designed for one time use only.

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.

 

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

At 3 ml, you’d need two syringes to get to 6 mL for 1 gallon of solution.

5/12 9 AM Central: These are selling for just $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

Brandzig 3ml Syringe – 100 Pack – Luer Slip Tip, No Needle, Individually Blister Packed – Medicine Administration for Infants, Toddlers and Small Pets – affiliate link, 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 Is A High Foaming, Acid-Based, No-Rinse Sanitizer That Is Effective And Easy To Use.
  • Self-Foaming, Which Helps To Penetrate Cracks And Crevices.
  • Odorless, Flavorless, Biodegradable. Will Not Harm Septic Systems.
  • Reduces Water Spotting And Can Be Used Without Rinsing When Used At The Recommended Dilution.
  • HIGH FOAMING- This sanitizer produces foam with little agitation for penetration into those cracks and crevices of equipment
  • CONVENIENT NO-RINSE FORMULA- With only a 30 second contact time, this sanitizer doesn't need to be rinsed off When left to dry on stainless steel at certain concentrations, it will passivate and protect the equipment
  • SAFE AND EASY TO USE - Comes in an easy dosing dual-neck bottle with built-in measurements
  • EFFECTIVE ON MANY SURAFACES- Great for use on carboys, kegs, fermentors, kettles, brewing systems, chillers, and heat exchangers
  • USED BY PROFESSIONALS- Many craft brewers choose Star San as their sanitizer of choice in order to make good beer
  • PBW is an alkaline, non-caustic, environmentally and user friendly cleaner
  • Cleaner is very effective in removing thick, difficult, and caked-on organic soils
  • Effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners and household cleaners
  • Can clean items that cannot be reached with a brush or sponge by simply soaking and rinsing
  • Safe on skin as well as stainless steel, rubber, soft metals, and on plastics
  • PBW is an alkaline, non-caustic, environmentally and user friendly cleaner
  • Cleaner is very effective in removing thick, difficult, and caked-on organic soils.
  • Effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners and household cleaners
  • Can clean items that cannot be reached with a brush or sponge by simply soaking and rinsing
  • Safe on skin as well as stainless steel, rubber, soft metals, and on plastics

How Long Does Star San Last?

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Updated: 5/9/2-24

Star San is my sanitizer of choice.  It’s food safe and no rinse.  Required contact time is five mintues.  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. See: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

How Long Does Star San Last?

With regards to mixed Star San Solution: The official answer is probably… you should mix a fresh batch each time you use it.  To really test the effectiveness, you need to titrate the solution and test the PPM.

Practically speaking, many homebrewers use and re-use Star San.  If you’re going to do that, the solution should be relatively clear and the mixture should have a pH of under 3.5.  Previously the recommendation I received from Five Star Chemicals was that the solution should by crystal clear, however, for bottles of Star San not older than 1 year (check the manufacture date on the bottle, the first two digits are the year it was manufactured) crystal clarity isn’t necessarily a requirement.

More! Star San’s Shelf Life, Age & pH

Use a Wallpaper Prep Tray for Cleaning, Sanitizing and Storage of Longer Brewing Items

Pictured: Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts

I use a wallpaper try 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.

Another similar option are planter boxes.  They are generally sturdier than wallpaper prep trays and they’re about the same length.  Since you can get away with one your total cost may end up being less.

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also:

Related Resources and Categories


Do Not Soak In Star San

Five Star recommends limited contact time with ALL plastics.  See: Star San Tips – Materials Compatibility + Do Not Soak.

Star San Tips and Tricks

More Homebrew Finds!

This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

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. tag:lnksfxd toppost:wptray rp:tips#32 tag:tpru

Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines!

star san tips and tricks

Updated: 5/8/2024

Star San is my homebrew sanitizer of choice.  When mixed properly, it’s food safe and no rinse.  Required contact time is five minutes.  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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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage] – $7.66!

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray

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  • Perfect for helping prepare and organize items during wallpapering
  • Dual use tray can be used for holding water or wet paper
  • Extra wide 30" frame allows for quick work with easy dipping
  • Extra durable construction features crush resistant corners
  • Comes in an attention catching color for easy locating during work

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:B000RXA8IY

 

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.

What are Others Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

5/8 5 PM Central: This has been completely out of stock for quite a while. As of this update it’s back in stock and on sale for just $7.66. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Zinsser 98030 Wallpaper Prep Tray – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Five Star recommends limited contact time with ALL plastics.  See: Star San Tips – Materials Compatibility + Do Not Soak

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. ssprod:B000RXA8IY:anchor

GLASS Spray Bottles, 2 Pack + Star San Tips & Tricks

LiBa Amber Glass Spray Bottles 2 Pack, 16 oz Refillable Empty Spray Bottle for Cleaning, Essential Oils, Hair, Plants, Adjustable Nozzle for Squirt and Mist, Bleach/Vinegar/Rubbing Alcohol Safe

LiBa Amber Glass Spray Bottles 2 Pack

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Highlighted Features
  • HEALTHY, HAPPY HOME- LiBa's premium 2 pack amber glass spray bottles offer UV protection and are equipped with an adjustable spay nozzle, making them the perfect solution to all of your DIY needs. Ingredients like bleach, baking soda, vinegar, and sensitive essential oils will remain at top quality. Create your favorite natural cleaning solutions, hair treatments, window, floor, carpet , and kitchen cleaners, air fresheners, pet, ironing and linen spray and much much more!
  • INGREDIENT PROTECTION- Our glass bottles are manufactured with premium grade dark amber glass to ensure ingredient purity and quality by protecting against degradation from ultraviolet light. Light sensitive ingredients like essential oils will remain stable and can be mixed and stored without having to worry about deteriorating the therapeutic or aromatic properties of your mixture.
  • SAVE OUR PLANET- Designed with reusability and quality top of mind. A superior green alternative compared to conventional plastic spray bottles that often contain harmful and polluting chemicals, you can help save the planet and your wallet by reusing these containers again and again! BPA-fre
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR CLEAN- Adjustable spray nozzle allows for 3 different modes- off, full mist, and a targeted jet spray. More choices means you can customize your experience to cater to your every need! The extended suction tube allows you to get every last drop so that you can spend less time refilling, and more time on the things that matter.

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

LiBa Amber Glass Spray Bottles 2 Pack, 16 oz Refillable Empty Spray Bottle for Cleaning, Essential Oils, Hair, Plants, Adjustable Nozzle for Squirt and Mist, Bleach/Vinegar/Rubbing Alcohol Safe – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Search “Star San” on Amazon

Regular Replacement:

I recommend regularly replacing non-glass bottles used to store acidic solutions like Star San.

Five Star Chemicals says that you should not soak items in Star San solution for extended periods of time. Even chemical resistant bottles are not impervious to damage caused by extended exposure to acid. Glass and stainless are exceptions. I can’t tell you an exact time frame, but personally, I’m now aiming to replace spray bottles every six months. See: Star San Tips and Tricks

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

15 x 10ml Syringes… $4.99 + Star San Tips & Tricks

Oral Syringe – Syringes with Covers by Care Touch - Great for Oral Medicine and Home Care, 10 Ml, 15 Count (Pack of 1)

15 x Syringes

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  • VALUE PACK - This package includes 15 medicine syringes for children 10ml each, oral syringe with cover. (No Needle)
  • DISPOSABLE - The syringes are disposable, for single use only.
  • STERILE - Each syringe is individually sealed.
  • SYRINGE ONLY - These syringes are with a Luer slip tip; it does not have a needle.
  • MULTI-USE - These syringes are not only for medicine; they can also be for industrial use and even for cake decorating.

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.

 

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

At 3 ml, you’d need two syringes to get to 6 mL for 1 gallon of solution.

5/1 3:30 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, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Oral Syringe – Syringes with Covers by Care Touch – Great for Oral Medicine and Home Care, 10 Ml, 15 Count (Pack of 1) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Build a Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump + New Safecid Beer Line Cleaner Review (toward end of review)

Clean kegerator lines are a key part of serving delicious beer. Bacteria and mineral build in lines can cause off flavors, quick loss of head, under-carbonated beer due to rapid co2 loss and lack of legs forming on the inside of your beer glass.


Limited Time Deal:

Helps you clean multiple lines at the same time…

Valuebrew is offering a pack of two jumpers and 25 replacement o-rings for $32.97. Coupon code JUMP discounts the combo by a whopping 32%.

Double Jumper Special! < note that you must use this link along with coupon code JUMP to get the deal, the standard product will not get you the discount

Valuebrew’s jumper is unique because of the custom color, food grade o-rings and because … it works with both liquid and ball lock jumpers.


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.


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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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20 x 10 mL Syringes – on sale for $7.99, best price + free prime ship + Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines

20 Packs Plastic Syringe with Measurement, Suitable for Measuring, Watering, Refilling (10 ml)

20 x 10 mL Syringes

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  • Easy to observe: the corresponding calibration is engraved on the syringe tube to facilitate users to view or measure the residual amount of the solution
  • Range of application: each syringe is individually sealed, clean, safe and sterile, and can be applied for storage of essential oil, perfume, lubricants, sealants, etc.; And it's also suitable for the storage industrial inks, or as a tool for feeding animals
  • Package contents: you will receive 20 packs 10 ml plastic syringe with measurement, enough for use or replacement
  • Quality material: made of good quality material, durable, waterproof and reusable
  • Note: syringe is for industrial use only

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.

 

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

4/6 4 AM Central: This is on sale for $7.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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

20 Packs Plastic Syringe with Measurement, Suitable for Measuring, Watering, Refilling – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Four x 24 Oz Heavy Duty Spray Bottles – on sale for $12.57, $3.14 each + Star San Tips & Tricks

Plastic Spray Bottle (4 Pack, 24 Oz, All-Purpose) Heavy Duty Spraying Bottles Leak Proof Mist Empty Water Bottle for Cleaning Solution Planting Pet with Adjustable Nozzle and Measurements

Plastic Spray Bottle (4 Pack, 24 Oz, All-Purpose) Heavy Duty Spraying Bottles Leak Proof Mist Empty Water Bottle for Cleaning Solution Planting Pet with Adjustable Nozzle and Measurements

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  • 【ADJUSTABLE NOZZLE】 From a fine mist to a solid stream, the sprayer can be easily adjusted to suit your needs. Be prepared to tackle any job with a simple twist of the nozzle! Avoid waste with our extra-long tube that'll spray every last drop out!
  • 【CHEMICAL RESISTANT】 The heavy duty 24 oz (about 700 ml) sprayer bottle is chemically resistant to hold up against harsh chemicals and solvents. On the side of each bottle is a checklist to stay organized and remain informed as to what the bottle contains. (Also comes with labels to meet your need)
  • 【UPGRADED SPRAY HEAD & LEAK PROOF】 Our sprayer features a long lasting polypropylene spray head, tight and secure cap closure, internal cap gasket, 302 stainless steel spring and a precision valve and piston, for a no clog and no leak experience; A proven and reliable no leak venting system primes quickly and stays primed.
  • 【HOUSEHOLD-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL USES】 Our spray bottles for multi purpose uses. Use them for cleaning solutions around the house, bleach spray, pet / cat / dog training, lawn and garden, misting and watering plants, succulents, herbs, ironing, laundry, car detailing, janitorial. Make your own homemade diy cleaner mister or just use with water to cool yourself.
  • 【BETTER TRIGGER DESIGN】 The unique design 4-finger trigger makes your fingers rest easily on it and the bottle fit comfortably in your hand, eliminating hand fatigue; Adjustable red nozzle turns easily letting you switch from mist, stream or to off; Pull trigger has a short effortless squeeze reducing finger fatigue.

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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Uineko Plastic Spray Bottle (4 Pack, 24 Oz, All-Purpose) Heavy Duty Spraying Bottles Leak Proof Mist Empty Water Bottle for Cleaning Solution Planting Pet with Adjustable Nozzle and Measurements – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Search “Star San” on Amazon

Regular Replacement:

I recommend regularly replacing non-glass bottles used to store acidic solutions like Star San.

Five Star Chemicals says that you should not soak items in Star San solution for extended periods of time. Even chemical resistant bottles are not impervious to damage caused by extended exposure to acid. Glass and stainless are exceptions. I can’t tell you an exact time frame, but personally, I’m now aiming to replace spray bottles every six months. See: Star San Tips and Tricks

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15 x 10ml Syringes + Star San Tips & Tricks

Oral Syringe – Syringes with Covers by Care Touch - Great for Oral Medicine and Home Care, 10 Ml, 15 Count (Pack of 1)

15 x Syringes

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  • VALUE PACK - This package includes 15 medicine syringes for children 10ml each, oral syringe with cover. (No Needle)
  • DISPOSABLE - The syringes are disposable, for single use only.
  • STERILE - Each syringe is individually sealed.
  • SYRINGE ONLY - These syringes are with a Luer slip tip; it does not have a needle.
  • MULTI-USE - These syringes are not only for medicine; they can also be for industrial use and even for cake decorating.

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.

 

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

At 3 ml, you’d need two syringes to get to 6 mL for 1 gallon of solution.

Oral Syringe – Syringes with Covers by Care Touch – Great for Oral Medicine and Home Care, 10 Ml, 15 Count (Pack of 1) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

Four x 24 Oz Heavy Duty Spray Bottles + Star San Tips & Tricks

Plastic Spray Bottle (4 Pack, 24 Oz, All-Purpose) Heavy Duty Spraying Bottles Leak Proof Mist Empty Water Bottle for Cleaning Solution Planting Pet with Adjustable Nozzle and Measurements

Plastic Spray Bottle (4 Pack, 24 Oz, All-Purpose) Heavy Duty Spraying Bottles Leak Proof Mist Empty Water Bottle for Cleaning Solution Planting Pet with Adjustable Nozzle and Measurements

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 【ADJUSTABLE NOZZLE】 From a fine mist to a solid stream, the sprayer can be easily adjusted to suit your needs. Be prepared to tackle any job with a simple twist of the nozzle! Avoid waste with our extra-long tube that'll spray every last drop out!
  • 【CHEMICAL RESISTANT】 The heavy duty 24 oz (about 700 ml) sprayer bottle is chemically resistant to hold up against harsh chemicals and solvents. On the side of each bottle is a checklist to stay organized and remain informed as to what the bottle contains. (Also comes with labels to meet your need)
  • 【UPGRADED SPRAY HEAD & LEAK PROOF】 Our sprayer features a long lasting polypropylene spray head, tight and secure cap closure, internal cap gasket, 302 stainless steel spring and a precision valve and piston, for a no clog and no leak experience; A proven and reliable no leak venting system primes quickly and stays primed.
  • 【HOUSEHOLD-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL USES】 Our spray bottles for multi purpose uses. Use them for cleaning solutions around the house, bleach spray, pet / cat / dog training, lawn and garden, misting and watering plants, succulents, herbs, ironing, laundry, car detailing, janitorial. Make your own homemade diy cleaner mister or just use with water to cool yourself.
  • 【BETTER TRIGGER DESIGN】 The unique design 4-finger trigger makes your fingers rest easily on it and the bottle fit comfortably in your hand, eliminating hand fatigue; Adjustable red nozzle turns easily letting you switch from mist, stream or to off; Pull trigger has a short effortless squeeze reducing finger fatigue.

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

Uineko Plastic Spray Bottle (4 Pack, 24 Oz, All-Purpose) Heavy Duty Spraying Bottles Leak Proof Mist Empty Water Bottle for Cleaning Solution Planting Pet with Adjustable Nozzle and Measurements – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Search “Star San” on Amazon

Regular Replacement:

I recommend regularly replacing non-glass bottles used to store acidic solutions like Star San.

Five Star Chemicals says that you should not soak items in Star San solution for extended periods of time. Even chemical resistant bottles are not impervious to damage caused by extended exposure to acid. Glass and stainless are exceptions. I can’t tell you an exact time frame, but personally, I’m now aiming to replace spray bottles every six months. See: Star San Tips and Tricks

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!

100 x 10 ml Syringes – $18.99… 19 cents each + Star San Tips & Tricks

10ml Oral Syringe With Cap (100 Pack) | Oral Dispenser Without Needle, Luer Slip Tip | Individually Wrapped Medicine Dropper For Infants & Pets100 Syringes

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Highlighted Features
  • UNMATCHED QUALITY & UNBEATABLE VALUE – The 10ml medicine syringe 100 pack is perfect for individuals looking to stock up and save money. Each syringe is made from medical-grade plastic and comes with a cover. They’re also 100% latex-free.
  • EASIEST TO USE NO NEEDLE SYRINGE – Each oral syringe has easy-to-read measurements (teaspoons and millimeters) and a smooth-glide plunger.
  • SECURELY PACKAGED – The 10cc dispenser syringes are designed for single use and individually sealed for safety and sterility. The liquid dispensers are securely shipped in heavy-duty, tamper-proof packaging.
  • EASY WAY TO ORALLY ADMINISTER MEDICINE – Trouble swallowing pills? These large syringes without needle are the perfect choice for giving liquid oral medicine to infants, toddlers, dogs, and cats. They’re also excellent for irrigating a wound.
  • USEFUL TOOL FOR A VARIETY OF PROJECTS – Most customers use the syringes for medicinal purposes, but they’re also excellent for other projects where you need exact measurements such as arts and crafts projects and even jello shots for a party.

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.

 

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

2/26 5 AM Central: These are on sale for $19.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can 4:30  change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

10ml Oral Syringe With Cap (100 Pack) | Oral Dispenser Without Needle, Luer Slip Tip | Individually Wrapped Medicine Dropper For Infants & Pets – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a commission when you use our Amazon links. This will never cost you extra. Thank you for supporting Homebrew Finds!