Category Archives: Sanitation

Bar5F Heavy Duty Spray Bottles, 4 Count + Star San Tips & Tricks

Bar5F Plastic Spray Bottles Empty 16-Ounce for Chemical and Cleaning Solutions Adjustable Head Sprayer Fine to Stream 4-Pack

2 x Spray Bottles

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Highlighted Features
  • Easy one-hand trigger action and mid-size 16.9 ounce (500 ml) capacity
  • Heavy-Duty for Home or Commercial every day usage
  • Low force-to-actuate trigger with excellent chemical compatibility
  • BPA-Free and is safe for food preparations, garden, pets & personal care
  • Equiped with strainer for clog-free usage and is Leak-Proof
  • Fully adjustable nozzle for safe usage, storage and travel
  • Dispences 1.4mL for fine mist setting, greater for spray-to-stream setting
  • Made in USA from virgin HDPE plastic and is BPA-Free & Food-Safe

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.

 

Related: 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.

Bar5F Plastic Spray Bottles Empty 16-Ounce for Chemical and Cleaning Solutions Adjustable Head Sprayer Fine to Stream 4-Pack – 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

San Jamar Versa-Mat 12″ x 12″ Interlocking NSF Certified Drying Mats – lots of uses + 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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 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

 

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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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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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.

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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

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

FOUR x Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles + Star San Tips & Tricks

Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles

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Highlighted Features
  • [ADJUSTABLE NOZZLE]: From a spray 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 32 oz (about 900 ml) plastic spray bottle is chemically resistant to hold up against harsh chemicals and solvents.
  • [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 plastic spray bottles have multi-purpose uses. Use them for cleaning solutions around the house, pet, cat, 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 nozzle turns easily letting you switch from spray, 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

SupplyAID RRS-PSB32-4 HDPE Heavy Duty Leak Proof, Plastic Spray Bottles, with Adjustable Non-Clogging Nozzle, For Commercial, Industrial, Household and Gardening Use, Measurements in Ounces – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray

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Highlighted Features
  • 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” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Zinsser 98030 Wallpaper Prep Tray – 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

Kegland Bucket Blaster… $67.99 + free shipping

Bucket Blaster - Keg and Carboy Washer

Bucket Blaster – Keg and Carboy Washer via MoreBeer

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

  • Quickly clean kegs and fermenters while you tend to other tasks
  • High flow rate pump provides a powerful blast that coats the inside of the vessel
  • Use it for cleaning or sanitizing with your favorite solutions
  • 15L bucket provides a much larger reservoir compared to other models

Everything included in the system neatly fits inside the bucket for easy storage
The Bucket Blaster is a convenient and effective system for cleaning and sanitizing kegs, carboys, and other brewing vessels. The beauty of the Bucket Blaster is that you can set it and forget it. Simply set up the keg washer basin with your cleaner or sanitizer, set your vessel over the jet nozzle, power up the pump and let the Bucket Blaster do the work while you tend to other tasks. Perfect for homebrew kegs, carboys, FermZillas, or bucket fermenters.

This unit comes with a 15L (3.9 gal) bucket, which doubles as a storage container when you are not using the system. Other keg washers come with a very small reservoir that make it a pain to move, as liquid spills over the sides easily and generally they just do not work as well. The Bucket Blaster’s large 15L reservoir makes it much less likely for you to spill liquid on the floor, and since it can hold more cleaning solution, each cleaning cycle will be that much more effective.

Includes:

  • Submersible Pump – 2,000 L/hr
  • 15L Bucket
  • Powerful Jet Nozzle
  • 9.5 mm EVABarrier Tubing
  • Gray and Black Ball Lock Disconnects
  • Duotight fittings for all connections
  • Kegland Part Number: KL15905

 

  • MoreBeer is discounting most things sitewide by 15% as part of a limited time Father’s Day Sale. Applies to most things with some exclusions.
  • 15% Off Sitewide!  use coupon code DADS&GRADS
  • Get Free Shipping: This ships for free with a qualify order as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.

Use coupon code GIFT4ME and the Bucket Blaster drops to $67.99 at checkout.

Bucket Blaster – Keg and Carboy Washer KEG304 – use coupon code DADS&GRADS at checkout

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

MORE MoreBeer Deals!…

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100 x 10 mL Syringes + Star San Tips

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

10ml Oral Dispenser with Cover- 100 Syringes by Care Touch

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Highlighted Features
  • VALUE PACK - You will receive 100 Syringes, oral syringe with cover (No Needle)
  • DISPOSABLE - The syringes are disposable, for one time use only
  • STERILE - Each syringe is individually sealed
  • SYRINGE ONLY - These syringes are with an oral slip tip, it does NOT HAVE A NEEDLE

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.

 

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

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

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

Regular Replacement:

I recommend regularly replacing plastic items used with 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. See: Star San Tips and Tricks


TWELVE x Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles – $16.97, $1.41 each + Tip, Replace Regularly

SupplyAid Heavy Duty Leak Proof Professional Spray Bottle, All-Purpose For Cleaning and Plant Use, HDPE Sprayer, Adjustable Non-Clogging Nozzle, Pressurized Sprayer, Ounce Measurements, 12-Pack

Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • ADJUSTABLE NOZZLE: From a spray 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 32 oz (about 900 ml) plastic spray bottle is chemically resistant to hold up against harsh chemicals and solvents.
  • 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 plastic spray bottles have multi-purpose uses. Use them for cleaning solutions around the house, pet, cat, 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 nozzle turns easily letting you switch from spray, 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

6/6 7:30 AM Central: These are selling for $16.97. 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

SupplyAid Heavy Duty Leak Proof Professional Spray Bottle, All-Purpose For Cleaning and Plant Use, HDPE Sprayer, Adjustable Non-Clogging Nozzle, Pressurized Sprayer, Ounce Measurements, 12-Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

How Long Does Star San Last?

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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) crystal clarity isn’t necessarily a requirement.

More! Star San’s Shelf Life, Age & pH

16 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer – $16.99 + Why I think this size is plenty large enough

Five Star - Star San - 16 Ounce - Brew Sanitizer

Five Star – Star San – 16 Ounce – Brew Sanitizer

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

  • 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

 

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

5/30 6 AM Central: This is selling for $16.99. 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

Five Star – Star San – 16 Ounce – Brew Sanitizer High Foaming Acid Anionic – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

I think this size is plenty….

Considering the shelf life of Star San concentrate is 1 to 2 years, If you’re using the Spray Bottle Method [See: Tip: Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – Using Star San In a Spray Bottle], I generally recommend purchasing the 8 ounce size.  8 ounces of concentrate yields about 39 gallons of mixed solution.  The spray bottle method is very efficient, so you don’t end up using much sanitizer per batch.  Let’s say you use 1/4 gallon (which I personally think is high) for each batch, the 8 ounces size yields enough mixed solution for around 157 batches.  That figures to about 13 batches per month over a 1 year period.  If you use 1/8 gallon (which I think is more realistic) that equates to about 26 batches per month over a 1 year period.  The larger 16 and 32 ounces sizes may be a lower cost per ounce, but if you’re unable to use it within Star San’s shelf life, you’ll just be throwing sanitizer away or using less effective past date sanitizer.  Getting a smaller bottle more often means your Star San is fresher.

Those estimations are for 8 ounces, double the numbers for 16 ounces.

Also:

Star San Tips – Materials Compatibility + Do Not Soak

star san materials compatibility

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.

Star San Materials Compatibility

When Valuebrew released FDA Rated EPDM Keg O-Rings I did some digging on EPDM and learned that it’s pretty cool stuff. EPDM is the choice of many professional brewers and has some real advantages over silicone. One of the big ones is a much lower permeability. That means they seal better and since they’re less porous they are more resistant to absorbing off-smells and off-flavors.

Anyway, that’s the back story behind this section. While researching EPDM I found some nice materials compatibility charts showing what materials were compatible with what chemicals. Nice!




This made me wonder, what about Star San and PBW??

I reached out to Five Star Chemicals for some information on the subject. Unfortunately, a comprehensive run-down of compatibility was not available at the time I reached out to them.

I received this response from Ryan Alcala at Five Star Chemicals… “When it comes to our products they are compatible with stainless steel, glass, and rubber. They are not however compatible with softer metals like copper and aluminum.”

There are lots of materials we use that aren’t specifically listed in that list. I’m guessing both Star San and PBW have good compatibility with many of the materials we use. But, without a resource outlining materials compatibility, there is no definitive answer.

I can tell you from personal experience that Star San dissolved a plastic gallon jug that I had used for storage. It took a long time, but it started to dissolve the plastic. What kind of plastic was the jug?… I don’t know. But Star San was not compatible with that plastic for that amount of time. That Star San solution had dissolved plastic in it.  This is why I went to glass jugs.

That story is an illustration to make the point that just because we can’t see something happening doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Is Star San or PBW breaking down keg components, tubing and more?  I don’t know.

Personally, I’m going to try to limit contact time for both Star San and PBW as much as possible. Minimizing contact time will minimize any negative affects these chemicals have on homebrew gear.

Do Not… Soak

My initial thought is compatible = compatible. But… there’s also a time component. Just because Star San is compatible with a material doesn’t mean it’s compatible for any conceivable length of time.

From my contact at Five Star Chemicals… “Star San is an acid based sanitizer so if you are just leaving a piece of equipment soaking in it for hours it will eventually damage it”

Contact time for Star San is five minutes. That’s about how long you should leave a part sitting in Star San. Excessive time can cause damage.

Two materials that are an exception to this are stainless steel and glass.

This write-up is part of my Star San Resource Post – Jump To This Section

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THREE x BAR5F 32 Oz Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles + Star San Tips

Bar5F M-Series Plastic Bottle Sprayer with Fully Adjustable Nozzle, 32 Ounces, Blue/White, Pack of 3

Bar5F M-Series Plastic Bottle Sprayer with Fully Adjustable Nozzle, 32 Ounces, Blue/White, Pack of 3

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Highlighted Features
  • Trigger spray bottle; Features fully adjustable nozzle; Sprays from fine mist to jet stream
  • Chemical resistant bottle and sprayer
  • All-purpose sprayer; Perfect for industrial, automotive and household uses
  • Pack of 3
  • Each spray bottle has a 32-ounce capacity

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.

 

 

Bar5F M-Series Plastic Bottle Sprayer with Fully Adjustable Nozzle, 32 Ounces, Blue/White, Pack of 3 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

EIGHT x Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles

SupplyAID BDL-A0026 HDPE Heavy Duty Leak Proof, Plastic Spray Bottles, with Adjustable Non-Clogging Nozzle, For Commercial, Industrial, Household and Gardening Use, Measurements in Ounces, 8 Pack

Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • [ADJUSTABLE NOZZLE]: From a spray 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 32 oz (about 900 ml) plastic spray bottle is chemically resistant to hold up against harsh chemicals and solvents.
  • [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 plastic spray bottles have multi-purpose uses. Use them for cleaning solutions around the house, pet, cat, 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 nozzle turns easily letting you switch from spray, 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

SupplyAID BDL-A0026 HDPE Heavy Duty Leak Proof, Plastic Spray Bottles, with Adjustable Non-Clogging Nozzle, For Commercial, Industrial, Household and Gardening Use, Measurements in Ounces, 8 Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 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” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Zinsser 98030 Wallpaper Prep Tray – 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

EIGHT x Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles

SupplyAID BDL-A0026 HDPE Heavy Duty Leak Proof, Plastic Spray Bottles, with Adjustable Non-Clogging Nozzle, For Commercial, Industrial, Household and Gardening Use, Measurements in Ounces, 8 Pack

Chemical Resistant Heavy Duty Spray Bottles

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • [ADJUSTABLE NOZZLE]: From a spray 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 32 oz (about 900 ml) plastic spray bottle is chemically resistant to hold up against harsh chemicals and solvents.
  • [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 plastic spray bottles have multi-purpose uses. Use them for cleaning solutions around the house, pet, cat, 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 nozzle turns easily letting you switch from spray, 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

SupplyAID BDL-A0026 HDPE Heavy Duty Leak Proof, Plastic Spray Bottles, with Adjustable Non-Clogging Nozzle, For Commercial, Industrial, Household and Gardening Use, Measurements in Ounces, 8 Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Winco 12″ x 12″ Interlocking Bar – Loads of Uses

Winco Interlocking Bar Mat, 12 by 12-Inch, Clear

Winco Interlocking Bar Mat, 12 by 12-Inch, Clear

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  • Dishwasher safe, 12" by 12" mats
  • Perfect for lining shelves and counters
  • Decrease chipping of glassware and china
  • Cuts easily to fit any counter shape
  • Light-weight and color stable

 

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

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.

Winco Interlocking Bar Mat, 12 by 12-Inch, Clear – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

32 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer + Star San Tips & Tricks

Five Star - 6022b_ - Star San - 32 Ounce - High Foaming Sanitizer

32 Ounce Star San

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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.

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

Five Star – 6022b_ – Star San – 32 Ounce – High Foaming Sanitizer – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

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” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Zinsser 98030 Wallpaper Prep Tray – 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