Category Archives: Star San

How Long Does Star San Last?

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Updated: 6/18/2024

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

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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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…

Continue reading

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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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.

But… Star San Comes In a Plastic Container

Yes, Star San does come in a plastic container. If everything you use in your home brewery is made from the same formulation at the same quality and then… you’re probably good to go. But… it’s not. There are all sorts of formulations (and quality) out there. Five Star’s official recommendation is to stick to Star San’s contact time.



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

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16 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer + 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

More Info

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

Five Star – Star San – 16 Ounce – Brew Sanitizer High Foaming Acid Anionic – affiliate link, 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:

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

Also:

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!

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

Also:

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!

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.

But… Star San Comes In a Plastic Container

Yes, Star San does come in a plastic container. If everything you use in your home brewery is made from the same formulation at the same quality and then… you’re probably good to go. But… it’s not. There are all sorts of formulations (and quality) out there. Five Star’s official recommendation is to stick to Star San’s contact time.



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

Continue reading

16 Oz Star San Homebrew Sanitizer

Five Star - Star San - 16 Ounce - Brew Sanitizer

Five Star – Star San – 16 Ounce – Brew Sanitizer

More Info

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

Five Star – Star San – 16 Ounce – Brew Sanitizer High Foaming Acid Anionic – affiliate link, 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:

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!

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

Also:

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!

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

Also:

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

Updated: 5/15/2024

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…

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.

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

Also:

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!

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

Also:

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!

1 Gallon! Star San

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1 Gallon Five Star Chemicals Star San

More Info

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

Also:

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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

More Info

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] – 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!

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

Five Star - Star San - 16 Ounce - Brew Sanitizer

Five Star – Star San – 16 Ounce – Brew Sanitizer

More Info

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

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

Also:

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!

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

Five Star - Star San - 16 Ounce - Brew Sanitizer

Five Star – Star San – 16 Ounce – Brew Sanitizer

More Info

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

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

Also:

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!