Star San

SKU: U001

Our favorite sanitizer! Star San is an acid-based no-rinse sanitizer that is effective, easy to use, and works in just 1-2 minutes. The best sanitizer for beer and wine equipment.

The perfect sanitizer  
Review by Peter

Rating: 5 Star Product Rating

"Excellent product to keep all of your brewing equipment sanitized for great tasting brew. " (Posted on 11/2/13)


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Star San

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Our favorite sanitizer! Star San is an acid-based no-rinse sanitizer that is effective and easy to use.
  • Made from food-grade phosphoric acid, safe for people and the environment.
  • Star San is self-foaming, which helps it to penetrate cracks and crevices.
  • Odorless and flavorless, no need to worry about tainting your beer or wine.
  • Does not require rinsing when used at the recommended dilution.
  • Use only 1 oz Star San per 5 gallons of water and just 1 to 2 minutes of contact time.
  • Used as a soaking solution, it can also be applied by hand (wear gloves) or with a spray bottle.
  • Reusable: a solution of Star San will remain effective for up to three to four weeks in a sealed container; it is effective as long as the pH is 3 or lower.
  • It is safe for use on all surfaces, but use caution since it is an acid; contact with soft metals, rubber, and plastic should be kept to a minimum. Star San is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and will not harm septic systems.

    Please note, we cannot ship this product by air.

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    Customer Reviews

    Simple Review by Jerome
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    It's the best around. No one is ever going to keep it down. (Posted on 2/10/14)
    Works as advertised. Review by Thomas
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    Simple to read and follow instructions, no rinse is an added bonus. (Posted on 1/31/14)
    don't fear the foam Review by DrWill
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    For years, I avoided using StarSan in favour of non-foaming sanitisers because I didn't like the idea of foam going into the finished product. After years of reassurances, I've finally moved to StarSan and couldn't be happier. I've never had off flavours from it, and the foam does a great job of completely covering any surface. As another review has already said, not really worth reviewing this, it's simply a necessity. (Posted on 1/27/14)
    Star-San Concentrate Review by Mike
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    Does exactly what it's designed to do. (Posted on 1/22/14)
    Never had a Problem Review by Shannon
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    We started with a NB Deluxe Starter kit brewing 5 gallons a month for the 1st 18 months. Now in our 3rd year we brew 10 gallons a month. With more than 200 gallons brewed, We have only ever used Star-San. We have NEVER experienced any sanitization or cleanliness issues, Brew ON! (Posted on 1/22/14)
    Great Sanitizer Review by Ron
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    This does the trick of sanitizing your brewing equipment, is easy to use, and makes a brewer confident of the cleanliness of his or her equipment. (Posted on 1/20/14)
    clean as a whistle Review by Forrest
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    Great value 32 oz is going to go a long way. Never had an issue with it doing its job. Great product. (Posted on 1/15/14)
    Great Review by John
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    Economical, easy to mix and no rinsing! (Posted on 1/14/14)
    fantastic no rinse cleaner Review by Bradley
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    A little goes a long way on this product. I keep some of the solution in spray bottles and in gallon jugs for when I need it. Not much else to say, sanitation is the most important step in brewing. (Posted on 1/9/14)
    Won't ever use anything else Review by Trevor
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    This stuff is amazing and I won't ever brew without it. I always make sure to get the biggest size. (Posted on 1/8/14)
    Best no rince sanitizer Review by David
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    Simple, effective and safe no rince sanitizer. (Posted on 1/7/14)
    It Works Review by Koji
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    This is a good product for sanitization because it creates foam to help coat uneven surfaces and seems safer than bleach to have around your beer. (Posted on 1/4/14)
    great cleaner Review by nick
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    dont mind the foam! (Posted on 1/4/14)
    Works great! Review by Kevin
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    Works perfectly as intended. (Posted on 1/3/14)
    great stuff Review by Joshua
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    hasn't let me down yet. (Posted on 1/2/14)
    What Review by shadd
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    not really worth reviewing this is a nessesity (Posted on 1/2/14)
    Amazing stuff Review by Erik
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    Incredibly simple to use and I've never had an infection! (Posted on 1/1/14)
    Great cleaner Review by Alex
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    Great no rinse cleaner for cleaning carboys and kegs (Posted on 12/31/13)
    Great Product Review by Randy
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    Works excellent, a must have for the homebrewer! (Posted on 12/30/13)
    Easy...and it works every time! Review by Mark
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    I've been using StarSan since I began brewing and I've never had a contamination problem. Now it comes in an easy to dispense container. Perfect! (Posted on 12/29/13)
    great value Review by Jeff
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    The 32 oz size is a great value. (Posted on 12/27/13)
    Does what it's intended for Review by Andy
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    Very easy to use. Love that it's no rinse! Does what it's intended to do... sanitize! No problems with bacteria when using this stuff! (Posted on 12/27/13)
    Great Stuff Review by Robert
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    Been using this for years with no contamination issues. Mix per instructions, 1-minute touch time, no rinse, and no issues! (Posted on 12/26/13)
    Great Product Review by Scott
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    Use it to sanitize everything, keep it in a sealed bucket and 5 gallons will keep for a month. (Posted on 12/17/13)
    Star San Review by James
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    Great Stuff! Don't fear the Foam. (Posted on 12/17/13)
    Embrace the foam! Review by Richard
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    Haven't had a contaminated batch since I switched to Star San. Even forgot to replace a blowoff tube with an airlock when crash-cooling and had about a liter of this sanitizer mixed into my fermentor with a dunkelweiss. That beer brought home a 1st place medal. Thinking of adding a liter of sanitizer to all my recipes! :-) (Posted on 12/17/13)
    easy to use Review by William
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    Keep it in a spray bottle for quick clean. (Posted on 12/15/13)
    great product Review by chad
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    This is great stuff. Just short soak and u are done no rinse. Just add your wort right in after u santize. No hassle of trying to get every sud out of your Carboy. Great stuff (Posted on 12/15/13)
    Best and easiest sanitizer Review by William
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    I bought this in the 32oz bottle and it's great. Sanitizes quickly, harmless in the proper dilution and even acts as a yeast nutrient if it happens to get sucked back into your fermenter. It's got an easy measuring system so no need for table spoons and the like. The only tip I have is fill your carboy 75% of the way when sanitizing, then put in your Star san, then fill it up the rest of the way. This sanitizer foams up a lot, which helps it reach up the necks of carboys and things without having to fill them up to max capacity. By filling most way then putting in star san and filling the rest of the way you are ensuring you get the proper (and safe) dilution. If you just dumped the star san in then filled it, the carboy would foam over before you got to put in all the water. With that being said this is the best sanitizer and it's way easier to work with than the LD carlson I used to use since liquid mixes much easier with water than powder does. I recommend. (Posted on 12/15/13)
    Brew with confidence Review by David
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    The container allows accurate measuring for a 5-gallon batch, saving the hassle of measuring and dispensing with your own cup. Star San is easy to use and cheap (for what it does for you). And you can pour it on the ground without fear of environmental contamination. (Posted on 12/14/13)
    So fresh and so clean Review by CJ
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    Buy this bottle, so you can rest easy knowing you have the tools to make sure your equipment is squeaky clean to make tasty libations! (Posted on 12/12/13)
    Easy to use Review by Dallas
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    I love the no-rinse feature. It is easy to use and works every time. Very economic. The only down side is getting the bubbles out of my car buoy, but I blame that on the car buoy. (Posted on 12/12/13)
    terrific product Review by Todd
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    Awesome sanitezer! 1-minute touch-time, no-rinse, easy to use sanitizer. i sanitize all my equipment and bottles with starsan. Also handy to keep some in a spray bottle for spot-sanitizing connections to kegs. (Posted on 12/12/13)
    quick and easy clean Review by Kerry
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    perfect brew every time.
    look no further for any other sterilization product
    5 stars and a good price. (Posted on 12/10/13)
    quick easy totally sterile: no bad batches Review by Kerry
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    I think Starsan is quick and easy and ensures clean equipment for a perfect brew every time.
    I recommend it for any one.
    I give it 5 stars and have no need to look for any other sterilization product. (Posted on 12/10/13)
    Easy to use and gives me piece of mind Review by Rich
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    Really easy to use and gets the job done quickly. (Posted on 12/9/13)
    Works well, easy to use Review by James
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    Great stuff, simple (Posted on 12/9/13)
    Definitely the Sanitizer to Buy Review by David
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    Great sanitizer, and great price. Don't brew with out it! (Posted on 11/30/13)
    Don't fear the foam Review by Griff
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    This is the best sanitizer that I have found yet. Sani-clean is also very good but without the foam which in my opinion clings to the sides causing it to make contact longer aiding in sanitation. (Posted on 11/30/13)
    top notch Review by Jeremy
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    Told about this from a friend who has brewed dozens of batches, and swears by it. I mixed up my 5 gallon bucket, sanitized everything, and filled a spray bottle as well. Works awesome, no odor, flavor, color imparted in anything...what else could you want!? (Posted on 11/27/13)
    Won't use anything else! Review by Brian
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    Easy to use and haven't had an infection yet. What else could you want? (Posted on 11/26/13)
    Easy to use, works every time! Review by Brian
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    This sanitizer gets rid of all smells and cleans completely! (Posted on 11/24/13)
    Good product, lots of foam Review by Josh
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    Once you get used to the foam it's a good product that works very well. I do find that, even though it's a no-rinse sanitizer, because of the foam, I end up rinsing more than I do when using iodine based sanitizer. (Posted on 11/23/13)
    Clean and easy Review by Kris
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    I've tried other sanitizer's and they work, but I like the bubbles that's star San has. It gets in all the cracks. (Posted on 11/23/13)
    Permanent addition Review by David
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    I won't go back to 'cleaner' packets after using this. Super easy, it works. Don't fear the foam. (Posted on 11/20/13)
    Great Stuf Review by Adam
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    Last quite a while (Posted on 11/15/13)
    Great product Review by Slater
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    This is a great product. The trick is learning how to "keep it clean" so it is still powerful after a week and multiple uses. (Posted on 11/15/13)
    Absolutely Necessary Review by CW
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    Star San is the easiest and most worry free of the various cleaning and sanitizing options. At the end of the day it sanitizes and does not negatively impact the flavor of the beer. The bottle itself ensures an accurate pour with having to use more cups to clutter the kitchen - which I appreciate on brewing and bottling day. (Posted on 11/11/13)
    Choose Star San Review by DENNIS
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    Very easy to use, squeeze the bottle to the amount you need, add and add water. Much easier to work with than the powder sanitizer. (Posted on 11/11/13)
    Great Review by Kyle
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    Starn San makes sanitization easy just mix up a bucket or a spray bottle on your brew day. It works quickly and imparts no taste, I not sure there is much else you can ask for in a sanitizer. (Posted on 11/10/13)
    Great product Review by Steffen
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    Works great! I've used this exclusively for sanitization for a few batches of mead, wine, and beer now, and I've had no infection issues. (Posted on 11/8/13)
    Easy to use! Review by Rodney
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    Love it! A little goes a long way and does a great job. (Posted on 11/5/13)
    Great Product Review by Blackbear
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    Easy to use, never had any problems using it nor spoiled batches (Posted on 11/4/13)
    The perfect sanitizer Review by Peter
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    Excellent product to keep all of your brewing equipment sanitized for great tasting brew. (Posted on 11/2/13)
    can't brew without Review by jeff
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    easy to use and can keep for two or three uses as long as the Ph stays above 3.2 (Posted on 10/31/13)
    Great Product Review by Michael
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    Star San is a great product and a must have for all brewers. The price through Northern is much better than I get locally. (Posted on 10/30/13)
    easy and great value Review by james
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    i love this product. i mix 6 ml to a gallon. i tell you one gallon goes a long way. i still haven't used all of my first gallon. i sanitize everything with this product when i brew. i don't see reordering for a long time. well worth what i spent. (Posted on 10/27/13)
    Essential item to have on your brewer's shelf Review by Michael
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    Don't brew without it, and don't fear the foam! Mix according to instructions, let it sit for a bit, pour out, and you're ready to go. (Posted on 10/26/13)
    Great Review by Philosofool
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    It sanitizes and tastes like nothing at extremely low concentrations. Foam helps it to cover hard to reach areas. Also works as a great cleaner on light kettle scorching. Drain, but don't rinse. (Posted on 10/25/13)
    Great product, easy to use Review by Michael
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    Works as advertised, a little goes a long way. Easiest and quickest way to sanitize. Tasteless, oderless, and won't effect flavor of beer. (Posted on 10/25/13)
    Great product Review by Brian
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    Works as advertized! Don't fear the foam! (Posted on 10/24/13)
    An Improvement Review by Dave
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    Much nicer to use than no-rinse Clorox. (Posted on 10/23/13)
    Perfect every time Review by Buck Wilde
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    7 years of cleansing and brewing with StarSan, and not a single spoiled batch due to infection. Easy to use, tasteless, not dangerous. Why would you use anything else? (Posted on 10/21/13)
    Great sanitizer Review by Nicolas
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    Such an easy, hassle free product. Will always have a place in my brewery. (Posted on 10/17/13)
    DeFacto Standard in Sanitizing Review by Eric
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    Don't fear the foam! Works very well. Contact time around a minute and you don't have to be 100% exact on mixing ratios. I keep a spray bottle around for quick sanitation. (Posted on 10/16/13)
    great Review by Alyssa
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    Works well but I wish it were easier to control the foam. (Posted on 10/15/13)
    easy peasy Review by Todd
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    This sanitizer is easy, from the pour in, set and pour out, the soaking method of sanitizing my equipment is simple. (Posted on 10/15/13)
    Great Review by Theodore
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    does a great job (Posted on 10/14/13)
    Great product Review by Matthew
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    I use nothing else and have yet to be disappointed. I even use the left over sanitizer for other jobs around the house, including feeding the plants. (Posted on 10/14/13)
    My favorite sanitizer! Review by Jon
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    This stuff is awesome (Posted on 10/8/13)
    Will never go back Review by michael
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    I used One Step and Iodophor for years and they worked fine, but i will never go back after trying star san. The biggest benefit it has over other sanitizers is they way it coats the surface of my equipment, this saved more time than i ever expected. I will never go back to those other sanitizers. (Posted on 10/7/13)
    Sanitizer of choice Review by Andrew
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    This stuff is easy to use and does the job well. No rinse definitely makes things easier. (Posted on 10/5/13)
    Does what it's supposed to do Review by William
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    I've used it on two batches so far and always put a bit extra into a spray bottle. Great stuff (Posted on 10/1/13)
    Quick and easy Review by Clarence
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    No measuring cups/spoons needed. I keep a mixed gallon carboy as well as a spray bottle always on hand. (Posted on 10/1/13)
    Good Review by Bryan
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    Works well but foams a LOT. (Posted on 9/28/13)
    Great Product Review by Joseph
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    Great sanitizer. I can't imagine trying to clean everything without this. (Posted on 9/27/13)
    Awesome Review by CS
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    Best out there, no question. (Posted on 9/26/13)
    Easy to use Review by Robert
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    Easy to use, and works great. plus it onley takes 1-2 minutes to sanitize, great product. (Posted on 9/26/13)
    Great product Review by Matthew
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    Effective, no hassle product. Far easier to use than other methods I've tried. (Posted on 9/25/13)
    So far so good Review by John
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    Easy to use and no more iodophor staining....and if the yeast likes the foam then so do I. (Posted on 9/24/13)
    No infections here Review by Jason
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    Star San is a product that is sure to sanitize properly. Easy to use and it gets the job done. (Posted on 9/23/13)
    Ideal product Review by Diana
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    I've never had a batch go bad or any other problems with sanitation, and considering how easy it could happen I can't help but think Star San is simply fantastic. Brewing in a tiny kitchen and using my bathtub to cool wort can be very time consuming, but with Star San the sanitizing process doesn't add to the time. It does feel weird to fill a bottle with beer that still has foam in it, but I've never noticed any actual problems, and I've never had a bottle go bad! (Posted on 9/22/13)
    Works Well Review by Dustin
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    After brewing two batches, I haven't had any issues with contamination, so the Star San sanitizer seems to work well and do its job. Plus the price and volume is a good deal here. And just a little bit does the trick. (Posted on 9/18/13)
    Can't go wrong Review by Mark
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    Great product. Never fails. It is simple to use and a little goes a long way. (Posted on 9/17/13)
    Quick & Easy Review by BatMaker
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    Excellent sanitizer and very easy to use. I love the built in measuring and drip free pour spout! (Posted on 9/17/13)
    Great product Review by Bill
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    Great sanitizer, highly recommended. Buy the 32oz....you can never have enough sanitizer! (Posted on 9/15/13)
    Necessary product for every brew Review by Rick
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    As an internediate brewer that works with only top fermentation and extract kits, this product is essential in keeping my homebrews as clear as possible as well as sanitary! By far the best thing u can do for ur brew is keep ur equipment clean using starsan! 16 oz is nice cuz it last throughout plenty of brews! (Posted on 9/11/13)
    No problems thus far Review by Gregory
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    I've only been brewing for a little bit but I've been using this stuff on all my equipment before use and have had no problems with infection. A must have for brewing. (Posted on 9/10/13)
    This is a 'must have'. Review by Spensley
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    The best sanitizer I've found so far. Easy to dispense and use. This is a 'must have'. (Posted on 9/7/13)
    What else do you need in a food grade sanitizer Review by D Nicholas
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    Star San is my first and only stop for beer sanitation. I have brewed 20 infection free batches. Beer eats the leftover foam which is the icing on the cake. Great stuff. (Posted on 8/31/13)
    The Bubbles let you know it's working Review by Brian
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    I have been using this sanitizer for a couple of years now, and I have yet to have any contamination issues. At first I was wierded out by having the residual bubbles end up in my beer, but I have managed to survive after drinking them. It also is good insurance that any particulates landing on equipment will be neutralized by the bubble force field. Great product and super easy to use. (Posted on 8/28/13)
    It works as advertised. Review by matt
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    This is my go-to as far as sanitizing vessels, equimpent, tubing, bottles or anything else. Recommended. (Posted on 8/28/13)
    Great product! Review by Andrew
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    Easy to use and works great for a good value. (Posted on 8/25/13)
    Great product Review by Brewmastermiko
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    Easy to use, no fuss and it works very well. (Posted on 8/25/13)
    No fuss! Review by Matthew
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    Getting up to my tenth homebrew using Star San exclusively. No problems with infection or fermentation. Just follow the instructions! (Posted on 8/22/13)
    Must have for brewing Review by Matt
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    Star San is awesome I keep some just in my kitchen with my beer glassware. (Posted on 8/21/13)
    So much easier than trying to fake it with One-Step or Easy Clean Review by Aaron
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    This falls into the "why didn't we do this earlier" category. Everything is much easier and faster with a bucket and spray bottle, both full of StarSan. (Posted on 8/19/13)
    Great product Review by Scott
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    I can't compare starsan to other products because it is the only sanitizer I've used. It has worked so well I haven't had to try anything else. I highly recommend it. (Posted on 8/9/13)
    Great Review by Jeremy
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    I ordered a bottle an it accidentally opened while shipping. I informed customer service and they took care of me in just a few seconds!!!! Re shipped very fast and gave a pint glass for the trouble!! Sanitize! Sanitize! Sanitize!! (Posted on 8/7/13)
    The Best Review by Sean
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    Great product; very easy and effective to use to sanitize. Definitely be sure to only use the recommended amount as a little goes a LONG way with this product. I use it and let it sit 5-10 minutes and my equipment is ready to go. (Posted on 8/6/13)
    I always keep this around Review by LRodZilla
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    This is an easy and safe to use product - one that I always keep around. My only reason for giving it a 4 rather than a 5 is that the screw caps do not seem to last til I use it all - not a big deal, but more care is required to avoid spilling after the cap cracks. (Posted on 8/2/13)
    Good stuff Review by Austin
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    Seems to be working just fine...? (Posted on 7/27/13)
    favorite sanitizer Review by mike
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    Ive only used one other sanitizer beside this but this stuseff is good never had a problem with it a little goes a long way u can test the ph and reuse this stuff what more is there to say dont fear the foam great project (Posted on 7/23/13)
    Excellent product Review by Mike
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    As a new / just starting brewer, the threat of contamination was something that really made me paranoid. Out of all the possible products available, I liked what I read about StarSan - in particular that it can be used without rinsing first, and directly in the fermentor, bottles, etc. I have used it since, starting with my first batch, and it's a wonderful product. (Posted on 7/16/13)
    This sanitizer's inSANe Review by Chris
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    Starting brewing a bit ago and have stuck by Star San's side since the beginning. 1 oz get's the job done and have yet to have any spoiled batches. Love the handy easy oz fill system. Tastes great too. (Posted on 7/16/13)
    Great Sanitizer!! Review by Chad
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    I've been using Star San for five years and have never had a sanitation problem. This is a great product that produces clean and sanitized equipment. Don't fear the foam as it leaves no taste behind and does not affect the beer in any way. (Posted on 7/14/13)
    Nice! Review by Roger
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    This stuff is so simple to use! I used to use the pink powdered stuff but you need to rinse it off after possibly infecting what you just sanitized. This stuff you sanitize and go on with your brew day. (Posted on 7/12/13)
    5 stars for Five Star - Star San Review by Neal
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    Great stuff. Cant brew without it. I keep a shallow storage bin with a 5 gallon mix at all times. Makes it really easy to just toss things in the bin when I'm brewing. I also have a spray bottle on hand. If you do store for long periods check the pH periodically to verify it's within spec. pH needs to be below 3.0.

    Knock on wood but I've never had a problem with infections.

    Foam is good! (Posted on 7/12/13)
    Great Product - Easy to Use Review by Randy
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    Never had a problem with Star-San. A little goes a long way. Measure out the amount of water you need, pour in the amount of concentrate, stir and it's ready to go. No rinsing needed! (Posted on 7/12/13)
    Just Works Review by Joe and Angela
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    One note of caution; we often pull some into a smaller cup for little items like the scissors, and bottle caps. We had one of those measure cups with a little ramp inside that you see the measure by looking down from above. Star San ate the measures off the ramp. I consider that a defect in the cup, not the Star San, but still the lesson is: choose your container's carefully, this stuff is potent. (Posted on 5/10/13)
    Wonderful Product Review by Erica
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    We have been using Star San since we started brewing and have never had a problem with contamination. The foam did freak us out for a while, but like others, have discovered that its not a problem for the beer.
    If you have sensitive skin you may want to wear rubber gloves if you're going to be exposed to it for long periods of time as it will bother your hands after awhile. (Posted on 3/25/13)
    Awesome product Review by Andrew
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    Been using starsan for years, never had any problems. GREAT product. (Posted on 1/25/13)
    Love this stuff! Review by Alex
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    Cheap, easy to use, whats not to like? I usually throw in an 8oz bottle with each brew kit I order. (Posted on 1/23/13)
    Best sanitizer for homebrew Review by Otis
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    At proper dilution, safe but with awesome kill rate. Won't stain like iodophor, more effective than bleach. Foam is weird at first, but harmless. Breaks down into harmless organics when container filled with wort/beer.

    When diluted with distilled water will last weeks in a spray bottle. Very useful for quick sanitization. Buy the bigger size, you'll use it a lot.

    Note, this is a sanitizer and not a cleaner (use PBW or similar for latter). Mildly acidic, avoid getting on natural stone. (Posted on 10/13/12)
    Come on! Fearing the foam is fun! Review by Peter
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    Easiest sanitizer ever. Period. And by the way, I love the foam. (Posted on 8/15/12)
    Confidence in a bottle Review by Dave
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    I have never had an infected batch using StarSan. The foam is a comforting reminder that it is doing its job. (Posted on 8/8/12)
    It's super easy! Review by Charles
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    This is my first brewing experience and I bought a starter kit from Northern Brewer that came with some Star San, and I have to say that it cut down significantly on my prep time. The book I bought has bleach as their recommended sanitizer and it requires a 20 minute minimum time frame and rinsing is required, but with Star San it only took two minutes and there was no rinsing which was a God send, as this was my first time and I was constantly forgetting to sanitize things until the last mintue. Thank you Star San. (Posted on 7/24/12)
    Great stuff Review by Joshua
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    I keep a bucket of it for dunking brewing gloves, hoses, airlocks, really anything. I also have it in a spray bottle for surfaces. Lasts forever and works great. Embrace the foam. (Posted on 7/5/12)
    Stings a bit Review by Sasha
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    Works great, but burns my hands like crazy (even diluted). May just be sensitive to it. (Posted on 5/27/12)
    Great Stuff with other handy uses! Review by trav
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    i've been using starsan for about 2 years now, and i'll never go back. recently a friend of mine gave me an old glass carboy that had definitely seen better days. it was crusted with years of calcified residue that he couldn't remove, so he was going to throw it away but i traded him a beer for it. i'm not gonna lie, it was gross. used oxy cleanser, long soaks, and even vinegar to get rid of the buildup, to no avail. i was seriously considering CLR, but i decided to try undiluted starsan first. i attached a green scrubby to a bent coathanger so i could clean the inside and i found out that applying the undiluted starsan to the crud was like magic. it was gone with a few swipes of the scrubby and the carboy sparkles like new. my friend didn't believe that it was the same carboy! (Posted on 5/24/12)
    Easy sanitation Review by Mike
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    Star san is awesome! No rinse, built in measuring cup, good shelf life. Don't fear the foam! (Posted on 5/1/12)
    LOVE IT!!!!! Review by ilovebeerman
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    I LOVE the foam worm ....makes me feel gooood! (Posted on 2/20/12)
    Don't Fear the Foam Review by John
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    Easy to use and works great. I keep it in a bucket with a lid on it and it keeps for weeks. I test it with a pH strip to make sure it is still usable. I don't feel that I need to use any other sanitizer. (Posted on 2/4/12)
    Great! Review by David
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    i have been using this for over a year now. this stuff is great never had a bad batch using it. don't fear the foam. (Posted on 1/26/12)
    Fear and foaming Review by William
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    I must admit I feared the foam, and rinsed a few things despite instructions which say not to. Had even considered switching products, which is why I read these posts. Now I fear not the foam, and will carry on my merry way with Star San. It's simple and awesome goodness, with a convenient built-in measuring cup to boot. (Posted on 1/24/12)
    Doesnt kill wild yeast or mold Review by sol
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    This works great and you can keep it use after use. But be warned to throw it out when it becomes cloudy. I had to pour out 2 infected batches that I used old cloudy starsan as my sanitizer. Yes I checked PH. Beer was cloudy and sour like a wild yeast. Did some research and found out it doesnt kill yeast or mold. I still recommend it, just be warned that you should check PH and dump it when it gets cloudy contrary to what some people claim. (Posted on 1/6/12)
    Easy sanitizer Review by Kevin
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    I have been an avid iodophor user for years because I was too cheap to buy anything more expensive. I finally broke down and purchased some Star San after getting tired of all my tubing and plastic buckets getting stained. I'm happy to say, Star San is an excellent product. Very short contact time needed and no rinse is a great bonus. Really cuts some extra time off my day when I forget to sanitize things ahead of time. Also nice to have some in a spray bottle to give a little shot to when I'm not sure whether or not it has been contaminated. (Posted on 11/27/11)
    Don't forget to use a cleaner also, very important. Review by Marc
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    Star San is excellant, but a cleaner first for carboys, kegs and all brewing equipt. is important.
    Five Star has complete information avail. on their site, containers have complete instructions also.
    I ended up using a metric measure to measure out
    6 ml for one gallon of water, much more accurate way to measure small amounts.

    I had a wort or growth on a finger that did not like the Star San, rubber gloves worked. Finally needed to have growth removed and now no problems. (Posted on 10/20/11)
    Keeps the nasties away Review by BasementBrewmistress
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    New to brewing, but am already in love with this stuff. The foam can look intimidating, but doesn't at all affect the flavor of your brew. Have made a few bonehead mistakes on sanitizing, but Star San had my back. Have moderate painless flaking on both hands, but it's nothing gloves or medicated lotion can't fix. (Posted on 9/15/11)
    works well, great value Review by hoovdizzle
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    this product is a great value, one container will last you many batches. i bought the 32 oz size and after 5 batches have only gone through 1/4 of the bottle. as others have said, don't fear the foam. it is your friend. (Posted on 4/19/11)
    Works great, one warning Review by Chris
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    Works great as a sanitizer, and a little bit goes a long way.

    One warning with this stuff- be mindful that you are using an acid, albeit a mild one. After using it for the first time while bottling, I didn't clean up all the little water spots around the counters in my kitchen, and found the next day that the finish had been etched off of the counter tops a bit. I'd suggest avoiding this if you don't want an unhappy wife. (Posted on 3/18/11)
    You must not fear the foam. MUST NOT!! Review by Jon
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    I bought some of this, took it home, made a 5 gal batch and was PISSED! I was all like, "Foam? WTF mate? It's gunna get all over the place and make my beer taste like soap or some junk! Like, OMG!!"

    But guess what? The foam is now my friend. We are besties for eva. We might run away to Vagas and get married. The foam WILL NOT EFFECT YOUR BEER. It actually creates an extra airlock when your filling your carboys, and guess what? Less air means more sanitaion my friends, my brothers, my sisters! YYYEEESSSAAAHHHH!!!

    Also, I hear you can reuse a bactch as long as the PH maintains a certain level? I haven't tried this yet but will get on it asap and report back. Well... ya know... maybe. (Posted on 2/16/11)
    Works on bleach haze Review by Big J
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    I used to use bleach to sanitize my carboys (12 years ago). This left a haze on my carboy that I could not get off. Started brewing again and started to use the new cleaners/sanitizers. I used B-Brite, Brushes even the new carboy brush that you put on a drill and nothing got rid of the haze. Frustrated I decided to brew and use the carboy regardless of the haze. Put Star San in to sanitize and to my amazement after about 10 minutes all the haze was gone. Will use this for all of my batches. Don't fear the foam! (Posted on 1/29/11)
    Buy it. Review by Ericarp78
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    This stuff is great. I'll never use another product again. Oh, ya and ignore the foam. The foam is what makes this stuff so great really. It gives you a barrier between open air and your beer while transferring to secondary. No rush to get your bubbler back on either. Great product, buy it. (Posted on 12/20/10)
    Simply the best Review by Dustin
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    I love this stuff. I used to rinse the foam from the carboy, now I leave it with no ill effects. Don't fear the foam! (Posted on 12/4/10)
    Greatest stuff ever Review by ActionMac
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    Love this stuff, can't live without it. (Posted on 10/11/10)
    Great Review by Libation
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    I am very new to the hobby but this product is great. I have had no issues whatsoever I wholeheartedly recommend this product. (Posted on 9/25/10)
    Don't fear the foam Review by joshcarls
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    This is a great sanitizer!!! I have never had a contaminated batch using Star San. (Posted on 8/17/10)
    One question though.... Review by Dooger
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    Great Product!

    Can it be used in a Better Bottle though, hose/tubing, etc? (Posted on 6/21/10)
    Foam is good Review by Nick
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    I've used them all and starsan is by far the best. I have never had a bad batch and its easy to use. (Posted on 5/25/10)
    best acid on the market for home brew Review by Max
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    No way you can go wrong, its a liquid, don't have to spend five minnutes trying to get the stuff to dissolve. Easy despenser and does the job real well, have never had any problems. (Posted on 3/4/10)
    Amazing Review by Kevin
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    At any given time I have 2 spray bottles and a gallon jug full. IGNORE THE FOAM!!! This product does it's job and does it well. (Posted on 2/28/10)

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