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« on: April 13, 2014, 11:30:40 AM »
how long will starsans last when mixed with distilled water?

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 11:44:27 AM »
I keep mine for about 3 months or until I have spilled too much too much for it to be usable. I've heard much longer.

I use RO, not distilled.

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Re: starsans
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 12:18:39 PM »
thanks! I've heard until it gets cloudy, but just getting some other thoughts.

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Re: starsans
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 12:21:12 PM »
Actually, cloudy isn't a good indicator. Some water sources will cause it to go cloudy near instantly. A true test would be to measure the ph.

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Re: starsans
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 01:11:51 PM »
how long will starsans last when mixed with distilled water?

I've gone 2 years.
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Re: starsans
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 02:17:21 PM »
how long will starsans last when mixed with distilled water?

I've gone 2 years.

For kicks? Or just to test it?
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Re: starsans
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 02:59:42 PM »
how long will starsans last when mixed with distilled water?

I've gone 2 years.

Wow! Mine's pretty grungy-looking after 3 or 4 months, so I usually dump it then. But I don't doubt you've gone that long. pH has never been an issue for me.
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Re: starsans
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 05:31:11 PM »
I don't start testing pH with strips until it gets cloudy. I use RO and keep in a sealed bucket in a closet in the house, to avoid the big temp changes in the garage. Usually lasts up to a year before I mix new, unless the quantity gets low enough to need it sooner.
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Re: starsans
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 08:47:26 AM »
how long will starsans last when mixed with distilled water?

I've gone 2 years.

For kicks? Or just to test it?

Kinda by accident.  I had some mixed up in a spray bottle and forgot about it.  When I tested it, it was still good.
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Re: starsans
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2014, 08:48:38 AM »
Does everyone test with pH strips?

I should probably get some...
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Re: starsans
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 09:37:26 AM »
Does everyone test with pH strips?

I should probably get some...

Yeah, I got some low range strips that are used for wine.
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Re: starsans
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2014, 09:39:26 AM »
Thanks.  I'll put those on the list for the next trip the the LHBS.
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Re: starsans
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2014, 10:43:43 AM »
Does everyone test with pH strips?

I should probably get some...

Yeah, I got some low range strips that are used for wine.

effective at PH =/< 3 - is that right?
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Re: starsans
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2014, 10:44:15 AM »
Does everyone test with pH strips?

I should probably get some...

Yeah, I got some low range strips that are used for wine.

effective at PH =/< 3 - is that right?

Yep, 3 or under is my understanding.
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