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I'm hoping so. Now, if someone with specific knowledge says don't drink 'em, I would heed that advice. Good luck!

I emailed JP and Five Star Chemicals - we'll see what those two have to say - if they say dump it, then so be it.

I'm assuming the tubing and bucket I used that were soaked in PBW afterward and then rinsed well would be okay regardless, right?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What are your house styles?
« on: April 03, 2010, 10:11:00 AM »
I tend to brew somewhat seasonally, but I seem to almost always have:

Dortmunder or Pils

If one of those isn't on tap, then surely there are two kegs in the conditioning fridge waiting for an open slot!

First give a six-pack or so to some "friends", wait a week or so and then ask them how they're feeling.  :D

haha - well, i just drank a bottle, so we'll see soon enough - I think its fine...

I'll go out on a limb; your ethyl alcohol consumption far outweighs a probably not detectable level of zinc consumption... ;D


I'm thinking I'm fine.  Lesson learned.

It might take the "metallic off flavor" to a new level ;D

well, I just took one of the bottles I CPFed against a sample right off the keg.

Tastes/Smells identical.

I think i'm worrying about nothing, though I won't ever use that tub again.

Galvanized = Zinc
Zinc is dissolved by acid and excessive Zinc is toxic. I wouldn't risk it.
Wikipedia has a pretty good write up. The toxicity part is about 2/3 of the way down.

agreed, but were talking about stuff I rinsed with, not drinking the stuff.

granted, the bottles weren't bone dry (some foam bubbles were still present) but they were pretty dry.

For Star San you actually want the pH to be under 3. I'd rinse and re-sanitize - it seems like minimal effort for the peace of mind.

i don't think you understood - already bottled... :'(

i taste tested one of the CPF bottles I filled and it seems fine.

I can't imagine that the reaction would be all that significant in 1-2 hours time.  plus the bottles and equipment was let dry beforehand - not like I'm drinking the star san solution.

General Homebrew Discussion / Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« on: April 02, 2010, 04:02:30 PM »
had to sanitize some bottles for a batch today (god I forgot how much I hate bottling).

Not thinking, I used one of those steel tubs you get at Walmart/Home Depot for icing down beers.  

Anyway, I used that as my star san dunk bucket - did I just ruin everything?

Towards the end, the star san was a bit hazy.

no brewing till next weekend. :(

bottling a batch of old ale (god I haven't bottle an entire batch in 2 years, dreading it...)

bottling a bunch of comp entries.

The Pub / Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« on: April 01, 2010, 07:20:32 AM »
no way.

Pimp My System / Re: Single tier brewframe with diverter panel
« on: March 31, 2010, 02:37:21 PM »
wayne - that's exactly what I was asking about, thanks!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Bittering Hops
« on: March 31, 2010, 12:50:10 PM »
I'm pretty much in the 'bitter with Magnum regardless of style' camp myself.

same here, though on IPAs, I often use Columbus to bitter for a little extra 'bite'

All Grain Brewing / Re: I accidentally created a Sour Pale Ale
« on: March 31, 2010, 12:20:21 PM »

So, the Crystal is a side effect of using beer smith to nail the color for the style, and not knowing what I'm doing (trial and error, eh?)  So, the solution would be more base malt, and drop the crystal to around 10%?  What does crystal do that base malt doesn't (other than potentially costing more?)


Please don't take this the wrong way, but I'd use tried and true recipes and get a dozen or so batches under my belt before I started tinkering around.  Jamil Z's "Brewing Classic Styles" is a good place to start - you'll get a feel for the effective usage of a lot of different ingredients by hitting some of the major styles there.  Brew them to a 't' and see how the final product is.

Also, do you have Palmer's "How to Brew" ?  Another goldmine I suggest you buy if you don't have it already.  I believe there are recipes in that as well, but I would stick with the former book for those.

And lastly - keep posting here and asking questions.  There are a few dozen 'regulars' here that are fantastic, prolific brewers that can give a lot of adivice to help bring your beer to the point where you'll forget where the "good beer store" is!

Welcome to the forum!

All Grain Brewing / Re: I accidentally created a Sour Pale Ale
« on: March 30, 2010, 05:34:58 PM »
 6lbs of crystal for 10gal???  :o :o

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sun Oxygen Cleaner/Oxyclean.. .film
« on: March 30, 2010, 06:22:46 AM »
Is there a better all-purpose cleaner?

mix your sun 50:50 with TSP substitute (green box).  it works better than sun/oxy alone.

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