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Kegging and Bottling / Accidentally Mixed Star-San & OxyClean
« on: August 28, 2010, 11:53:27 AM »
Hey guys,

I had some Star-San solution sitting in my keg while I wait until my beer is ready to keg and I accidentally poured about 2-3 gallons of OxyClean solution into it thinking it was Star-San solution (I have a 10 gallon keg).  Is my Star-San completely ruined and can I not count on it to sanitize my beer line in 1-2 weeks when I plan to keg my beer?

More importantly, is it dangerous to leave the Star-San and OxyClean combination in my 304 Stainless Steel keg for more than a few hours?

Thanks so much for your help.

/RyLO

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Kegging and Bottling / Conserving/Storing Starsan
« on: August 11, 2010, 01:33:31 PM »
Hello everyone,

I have just recently converted to Starsan for my sanitizing needs and was wondering if this strategy would work to conserve Starsan:

1.  Mix up 5 gallons of Starsan solution and use to sanitize equipment, utensils, and primary fermenter (6.5 gal. carboy) on brew day.

2.  Pour the 5 gallons of Starsan solution out of the primary fermenter and into the secondary fermenter (5 gal. carboy) and seal secondary fermenter with plug.

3.  When it's time to rack the beer to the secondary, pour the Starsan solution into the keg... let sit for several minutes and then push the solution through the beer line to sanitize the line.

4.  Rack beer into keg, pressurize, etc.

My question is if the Starsan will stay effective through this entire process or if will go bad after a certain amount of time.  I read somewhere that if Starsan is sealed off from the air it will remain effective, so I was hoping that if I stored it in the sealed secondary fermenter it would be OK.

I appreciate your input.

/RyLO

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Kegging and Bottling / keg & beer line cleaning
« on: July 24, 2010, 08:38:52 AM »
Hey all,

I'm new to the forums but have been browsing around and there is a lot of great information here...

I just kicked my first keg of homebrew and was wondering what is the best method and cleaner for cleaning the keg?

Also, what is the best method and chemical/cleaner for cleaning out the beer line, shank, and faucet?

Thanks!

/RyLO

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