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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2014, 10:52:37 PM »
Doesn't sound like a great idea.

C'mon it's only beer. Make some more.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2014, 05:05:26 AM »
So... if I run out of Pepsodent I should try StarSan? How does PBW or Oxyclean feel on your teeth?

Not sure. I've never sucked on a siphon hose with PBW or oxiclean! But I bet they would both do= wonders on your dentures!
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2014, 06:46:44 AM »
I've drank StarSan solution.  (some who know me are nodding with an "ah, that explains it!)   ;D

I would taste it and short of a flavor experience that makes you hear angels sing, I'd dump it and try again.  Life's too short to drink bad beer.


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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2014, 07:15:12 AM »
I made a similar mistake last year with an American Premium Pilsner.  The starsan solution separated from the beer in a discernible layer and I just transferred the beer under that layer to the keg.  It tasted okay but not great.  Lesson learned. 
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2014, 08:07:03 AM »
Diluted starsan is less acidic than coca-cola IIRC.  I would at least try a taste and spit.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2014, 01:16:30 PM »
phytenphyre,
When you get the opportunity to teach younger brewers, which you will, you now have a story to tell. They will get a good laugh and a lesson learned that they didn't have to learn the hard way. Brew some more and have fun. It's only beer.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2014, 01:43:54 PM »
Diluted starsan is less acidic than coca-cola IIRC.  I would at least try a taste and spit.
I thought you were crazy, but not so. Coca Cola has a pH of 2.8, Star-san is 'effective below 3.0' and both are phosphoric acid based.  The surfactants in Star San may be more responsible for mouth sensations.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2014, 01:45:05 PM »
I had a three-piece air lock backflow into the fermenter once. Only a few ounces but I could definitely taste it and the beer ended up a bit hazy compared to previous bright versions. Now I only use S type air locks when I'm crashing.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2014, 01:46:30 PM »
I would try it... Star san has a low pH... but mixed in the the beer I doubt it lowered teh pH of the beer that much... if it tastes ok I say go with it.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2014, 01:47:13 PM »
I once pumped 10 gallons of fresh wort (double IPA) into my conical, and a day later realized that I hadn't dumped the 1+ gallon of Star San that was in it. It came out fine! Taste it and then decide.

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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2014, 01:48:41 PM »
I had a three-piece air lock backflow into the fermenter once. Only a few ounces but I could definitely taste it and the beer ended up a bit hazy compared to previous bright versions. Now I only use S type air locks when I'm crashing.

Been there, done that ! I use S-locks for crashing now, if I don't crash in keg.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2014, 03:21:07 PM »
We learn from our mistakes. I'm making as many mistakes as I can as fast as I can. Pretty soon I'll be a genius!

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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2014, 03:36:38 PM »

 Pitch or bottle with the star san (it's actually the low foam stuff and can't remember the a actual name).


You said this is not actually Star San but instead a low foam type. Is it still made by Five Star? Drinking diluted Star San is one thing, but what you used may be a different animal.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2014, 04:00:44 PM »
It's Saniclean from five star.
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Re: Cold crash fail! One ruined beer! One dumb home brewer?
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2014, 04:18:42 PM »
this is NOT a no rinse product according to the 5 Star website. I would NOT drink the beer.

" SAFETY
 
DANGER: Corrosive to skin and eye, contains Phosphoric Acid. Harmful if swallowed. Do not
get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. Wear protective goggles and clothing when using. Avoid
contamination of food. DO NOT MIX SANICLEAN with chlorinated cleaners as chlorine gas
will result. See Label for more precautionary information. Contains Phosphoric Acid. A known
corrosive.
 
FIRST AID:
For Eyes: Hold eyes open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove
contact lenses, if present, after the first five minutes. Then continue rinsing. Call Poison
Control Center or doctor for treatment advice.
If Swallowed: Call Poison Control Center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have
person sip on a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so
by the Poison Control doctor. Do not give anything to an unconscious person.
If on Skin or Clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of
water for 15-20 minutes. Call Poison Control Center for treatment advice.
If Inhaled: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing call 911 or an ambulance, then
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