Category Archives: Star San

Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines + Limited Time Deal Ends Soon

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


Limited Time Deal, Article Continues Below:

  • MoreBeer is discounting a slew of products as part of a November of Splendor Sale.
  • Selection changes each Friday, but quantities may be limited. If you see something you like, place your order to make sure you get in on the deal.
  • No coupon code is required, discounted prices reflected on each product page.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses
  • Some filler item ideas to help you qualify for free shipping… PBW, Sale Items (shows most popular deals first), Kit of the Week, Hop Market (shows most popular deals first)

The current lineup includes 20% off PBW and Star San.

November of Splendor Sale!


I love 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.

PBW Guidelines and Suggestions

Why shop around?  Using the Spray Bottle Method for Star San means that I use so little Star San that it’s really not even worth price comparing.  Not so with PBW.  This is something that I go through relatively quickly.  Since we use this in bulk, why not save money and buy it in bulk.  Buy things in bulk that you use in bulk.

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Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – DO NOT SOAK

star san tips and tricks

Star San is my homebrew sanitizer of choice.  When mixed properly, it’s food safe and no rinse.  Required contact time is 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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32 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer + Star San Tips & Tricks

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

32 Ounce Star San

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 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

Also:


Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – DO NOT SOAK

star san tips and tricks

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

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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Star San Tips, Tricks and Guidelines – New Updates… Contact Time is 5 Minutes

star san tips and tricks

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

Continue reading

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

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

32 Ounce Star San

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 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

Also:


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

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

32 Ounce Star San

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • 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.

prod:B0064O7YFA

 

 

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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1 Gallon! Star San

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1 Gallon Five Star Chemicals Star San

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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

This is the equivalent of 8 x 16 ounce bottles

Five Star Chemicals Five Star – Star San – 1 Gallon (128 OZ) – Food-Grade High Foaming Acid 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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pH Test Paper for Brewing, 0.5 to 5.5 pH – good range for checking Star San + What’s the Shelf Life of Star San?

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

  • 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

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



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