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Stainless Oxygen Stones
« on: October 31, 2012, 12:55:53 PM »
Hi! Is there a proper way to clean a sanitize a Stainless oxigen stone who have a suspected pediococcus infection? i am worry to block the tiny pores of the stone with some kind of detergent

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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 01:05:54 PM »
I believe you are supposed to boil it and then store in a container with star san.
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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 03:51:57 PM »
Yep, boil it for half an hour or so, let it cool for a few minutes and then drop it into a small glass jar filled with starsan to store. 
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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 04:42:54 PM »
I didn't think you were supposed to store starsan in kegs because of stainless and acid. Surely storing the sinter stone in starsan amounts to the same thing?
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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 05:22:21 PM »
Bought mine from Morebeer.com.  Here's what they say http://morebeer.com/view_product/18252//Diffusion_Stone_-_2_Micron_Oxygen_Stone
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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 03:52:48 AM »
I didn't think you were supposed to store starsan in kegs because of stainless and acid. Surely storing the sinter stone in starsan amounts to the same thing?

I don't think there's any problem storing an acid solution in stainless steel.  The pH of cola after all is below 3 and that's what was in these kegs in the first place.
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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 06:17:43 AM »
I didn't think you were supposed to store starsan in kegs because of stainless and acid. Surely storing the sinter stone in starsan amounts to the same thing?

I don't think there's any problem storing an acid solution in stainless steel.  The pH of cola after all is below 3 and that's what was in these kegs in the first place.

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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 07:35:29 AM »
I didn't think you were supposed to store starsan in kegs because of stainless and acid. Surely storing the sinter stone in starsan amounts to the same thing?
According to Charles Talley of 5 Star, no problems with Star San and Stainless Steel. SS in SS is OK.  :)

Scroll down and read his post.
http://www.realbeer.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=10932&page=2
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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 08:49:01 AM »
I didn't think you were supposed to store starsan in kegs because of stainless and acid. Surely storing the sinter stone in starsan amounts to the same thing?
According to Charles Talley of 5 Star, no problems with Star San and Stainless Steel. SS in SS is OK.  :)

Scroll down and read his post.
http://www.realbeer.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=10932&page=2

I have never heard of any issues leaving Star San in a keg.  Could you be confusing chlorine and Star San?  I've seen chlorine eat holes in stainless.  Just a thought.

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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 11:58:04 AM »
I didn't think you were supposed to store starsan in kegs because of stainless and acid. Surely storing the sinter stone in starsan amounts to the same thing?
According to Charles Talley of 5 Star, no problems with Star San and Stainless Steel. SS in SS is OK.  :)

Scroll down and read his post.
http://www.realbeer.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=10932&page=2

I have never heard of any issues leaving Star San in a keg.  Could you be confusing chlorine and Star San?  I've seen chlorine eat holes in stainless.  Just a thought.

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Then I stand corrected.  Good to know.
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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 03:54:08 PM »
Acids are shipped in SS drums.
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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 08:53:10 AM »
There's really no need to store it in Star San - just boil it for 10 minutes before use.

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Re: Stainless Oxygen Stones
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 09:43:55 AM »
There's really no need to store it in Star San - just boil it for 10 minutes before use.

+1 and make sure to clean it and sanitize it right after use.
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