Is it really no rinse?

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Is it really no rinse?

Post by Lylo » 6 years ago

Having started brewing in Canada in the late 1980's there was no such thing as the internet or user forums etc.You could hardly find dextrose!
My knowledge was strictly what Uncle Charlie Papazian said, and I still believe in his word as the fall back if I'm not sure of something.My edition of TCJHB was published in(I think 1987).
BTW I have lots of Zymurgy mags of the same era.(cool reading now)
Charlie always professed that household bleach was a good sanitzer.Now that I have switched to Starsan I cannot help my self!!
I have to rinse!!
Is this a bad thing?
Will I go blind?
Will my yeast go limp?
Please help,should I,or should I not rinse after Starsan?
P.S. bleach drops DO show on carpet!!
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Post by Squared » 6 years ago

Hey,
the five star guys are professionals. They know brewing sanitization.

As long as the contact time is sufficient, it will be sanitized. If you choose to rinse- make sure it is with boiled/filtered water. Starsan is awesome...
The foam of starsan also degrades into food for the yeast so that makes it that much better of a choice. Plus, there is residual antibacterial properties so even if you sanitize with a spray bottle (I do) you will have less product to use and it will continue to inhibit growth for a relatively moderate period. Spend less time and no rinse, everything will be ok :drink:


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Post by stux » 6 years ago

And basically, if you rinse, its less sanitary than it was before you rinsed
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Post by housecat » 6 years ago

Don't fear the foam!!!

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Post by BobBrews » 6 years ago

lylo,
Don't fear the foam is correct. I fill without fear! This was higher yet before it fell. I don't rinse and I have no problems.
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Post by stux » 6 years ago

How do you tell when the keg is full?
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Post by Lylo » 6 years ago

How much starsan was in there?
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Post by BobBrews » 6 years ago

Stux wrote:How do you tell when the keg is full?
It's full when it overflows on the rug! Or, I make sure I have less than the keg will hold.
Lylo wrote:How much starsan was in there?
Not much. I normally cap the keg. Shake like crazy and invert to drain out the last of the StarSan. I am impatient by trade so sometimes I don't wait enough. The stuff really foams up a storm. I know of a few people on this board who forgot to drain the StarSan and dumped the beer on top of it! No harm done. It has no taste. At least that's what say. I know what you're thinking. He did it, he left it in! No Comment!
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Post by Lylo » 6 years ago

Hey Bob,I checked out your website,good job on the BIAB pics.I noticed the bare trusses in your garage,why don't you just hang a bungee off the truss,pull it down and hook it onto a rope on the bag.Start with a long bungee and tie knots in it til you get the length right.
I know,I know,these are old pics and youve already got a computerized solar powered sky hook in place,right?
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Post by BobBrews » 6 years ago

Lylo,

You are right. Some day I will rig up the pulley system but for now I will use those huge arms. I have brewed a single hop IPA (Citra) this morning and I am brewing a Guinness clone (dry Irish stout) as I type. I am also trying to empty a keg that is near bottom. I got to get a life. All this brewing and drinking is going to drive me to drink!
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Post by Lylo » 6 years ago

Wow,goodonya Bob.Another 4 years I figure before I roll up my sleeves,and get down to some serious cook'n.
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Post by EoinMag » 6 years ago

Do not rinse, the foaming layer is a protective layer on the inside of whatever you have just sanitised. If you rinse it you are doing two things, removing the protective layer of foam that will stop any airborne stuff landing on your sanitsed surfaces and you are also reintroducing non-sterile water.

The foam freaks some people out, I love it.
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