Is there a cheaper alternative to Starsan?

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Post by thughes » 5 years ago

Just make sure you follow the directions carefully kostass, that combination of chemicals can be very dangerous if mixed/used improperly (and we can't afford to lose you!).

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Post by stux » 5 years ago

BTW, I use 13.5ml of starsan per brew.

That's 4.5ml on brew day. And 4.5ml on ferment day and 4.5ml on keg day.

That's it.

At that rate my 950ml bottle should last me 70 brews.

Which I think is fairly good value.

And those might be triple keg brews too.
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Post by shibolet » 5 years ago

stux wrote:BTW, I use 13.5ml of starsan per brew.

That's 4.5ml on brew day. And 4.5ml on ferment day and 4.5ml on keg day.

That's it.

At that rate my 950ml bottle should last me 70 brews.

Which I think is fairly good value.

And those might be triple keg brews too.
stux, you could use even less.
i use 3ml (to make 2 liters of sanitizer) on brew day and than keep it in a bucket for fermentation day. on keg day i only use 1.5ml to sanitize the keg.
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Post by stux » 5 years ago

Yeah, I could....

But I really need the three litres on brew day because I sanitize 4 cubes at once, any left over goes into a soak bucket which I then use to refresh my kegerator spray bottle.

I could keep the sanitizer around but i toss it as storing a bucket of sanitizer is something I don't need to do and I have a toddler and my water chemistry means it goes cloudy quickly.

On brew day I don't need that much, but again WTH and Keg day I sometimes use less.

So I guess worst case 13.5ml, but perhaps 10-12 mls ;)

I never make more than 3L because I use a 3L jug and 5ml syringe :)
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