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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2010, 10:12:37 AM »
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?
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2010, 10:34:38 AM »
My opinion is you're gonna be OK and so is the brew.

Chalk it up to "experience" and move on? Curious to see what the response is from Mr Palmer and the 5-Star folks.
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2010, 08:03:33 PM »
I probably wouldn't worry about it considering the short contact time and the minuscule amount of star san in the bottles.

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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2010, 01:19:21 PM »
Though the results of scientific studies are mixed, there are some cold remedies and lozenges marketed that claim zinc is effective at shortening the common cold.  Maybe you should just save the brew for the next time you have the sniffles.  If the zinc doesn't work, you can just have a few more beers until your cold "goes away."  ;)
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2010, 01:34:10 PM »
I probably wouldn't worry about it considering the short contact time and the minuscule amount of star san in the bottles.

+1

It's probably in the parts per million then diluted into 12oz of beer in the worst case scenario. I think 5 star chem should be able to put your mind at ease.
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2010, 09:39:45 AM »
so, JP says don't worry, and 5Star says what I did wasn't good, but there probably isn't enough in the residue to worry about, but they can't say 100% certain.  he also says he doesn't advise wasting good beer.

I drank another bottle the other day and am still alive  :D

I have a friend who works in a chem lab who offered to run a sample testing for zinc, so I'll be doing that just in case.
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2010, 09:43:42 AM »
Cool...thanks for the update!
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2010, 09:46:41 AM »
so, JP says don't worry, and 5Star says what I did wasn't good, but there probably isn't enough in the residue to worry about, but they can't say 100% certain.  he also says he doesn't advise wasting good beer.

I drank another bottle the other day and am still alive  :D

I have a friend who works in a chem lab who offered to run a sample testing for zinc, so I'll be doing that just in case.

My bet is that zinc is in the single digit ppm. Keep us posted.
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2010, 07:03:24 PM »
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.

Here we go again....ingesting toxic ETOH....AND toxic Zinc! :P
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2010, 08:42:28 PM »
How much Mg is in your water? B vitamins,zinc and Mg is good for the old fellas who need some testoterone support. You may have invented the similing Bob beer!

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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2010, 07:56:51 PM »
Did somebody said CELEBREX?
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2010, 10:49:07 AM »
so the analysis results are in:  66 parts per billion, the drinking water standard is 5 parts per million, so i'm at ~1% of the drinking water standard.  no worries here...
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2010, 10:53:09 AM »
I'm starting to wonder why I send my water cross country to Ward labs when my friend will do this stuff for a couple pints of homebrew??

eh, I hate bothering him though.
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Re: Star San - Galvanized Steel - Oops...
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2010, 11:04:34 AM »
so the analysis results are in:  66 parts per billion, the drinking water standard is 5 parts per million, so i'm at ~1% of the drinking water standard.  no worries here...

Good to know yer gonna be around for a while!
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