Star San

SKU: U001
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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.

    Star San

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    The Best Review by christopher
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    Easy to measure. After the last 3 batches I've made, i have never had a problem. (Posted on 1/1/15)
    Careful around laminated MDF countertops, painted MDF doors. Review by Frank
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    If part of your brewing process is in your apartment's kitchen, this acid sanitizer will destroy the glue holding an MDF board together if you're not careful, specifically the underside of the edges of kitchen counters where it's exposed. It will also seep into the teeniest hole in a MDF's painted surface (cabinet doors) and will look like bubbling,. (Posted on 12/28/14)
    Works, so use it Review by Kevin
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    Star san has been a staple in my process for about 4 years. It keeps my beer free from contaminates, so I guess it gets my 5 star rating. While I can't compare it to anything else I've have not used, I can say that until some other product can boast it's reliability and simplicity of use it is my choice. What the heck else is there out there that does not smell and leave terrible odor? While I do use (gasp) bleach for occasional cleaning of my fermentor, I always rinse 18 times for peace of mind. Star San is odor free, contaminate free, and the last word in homebrew sanitation. Don't fear the foam!! (Posted on 12/24/14)
    Very happy with Star San Review by Rod
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    I used to use unscented bleach (in water) to sanitize. Unfortunately if you splash any on colored clothing or rugs it causes discoloration (don't ask me how I know this). Now I use nothing but Star San and am very happy with it. I mix it up and store in a large (clean new) plastic garbage can. I can reuse it for several weeks before dumping it out. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because it makes rubber and soft plastic parts very slick. My rubber stoppers kept coming out of my carboys until I started sanitizing them in a small jar of rum. That solved the problem. (Posted on 12/23/14)
    Needed Review by Mark
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    You need this (Posted on 12/13/14)
    Distilled Water! PH Strips! Review by Philip
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    In my experience I have kept about 4-5 gallons of prepared solution in a bottling bucket for immediate access to sanitize. One solution (1 oz) usually lasts me a few months, capable of being reused over and over again.

    How? Use distilled water, and keep some "wine" level ph strips around to test! Distilled water won't go cloudy, and stays under a ph of 3 the whole time.

    Maybe also keep a piece of tape at the level of the star san mixture in case you leave it out for too long and it starts to evaporate. Keep an extra gallon of distilled water for topping up!

    Never had a contamination with this stuff, after I clean any equipment I dunk it in the sanitizer even though I won't be using it again (maybe a little over cautious, but hey, haven't lost a bottle yet!) (Posted on 7/15/14)
    Must have Review by James
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    You have to have this if you are going to brew your own beer! (Posted on 4/23/14)
    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)

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