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Offline smithy222

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oops... starter woes.
« on: July 16, 2010, 08:50:19 PM »
So I make my starters in a 1/2 gallon growler. After sanitizing the growler I was using the sanitizer inside to pour over the peice of tinfoil I cover it with. I would pour a little on, let it sit a few, then pour a little more on... you get the idea. Anyways, once my wort was cooled I ripped open my yeast smack pack and poured it into the growler. Only then did I realize I just poured the yeast over one or two ounces of Star San solution still in the bottom of the growler. I then quickly poured in the wort to dilute the sloution as quickly as I could (about 1 liter). So... what can I expect? Would Star San kill all my yeasites that quick? If they live will I get a bad taste?

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Re: oops... starter woes.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 10:19:36 PM »
Keep an eye on it, star san does not kill everything on contact that is why they recommend atleast 2 minutes of contact time. You did not kill all of your yeast.

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Re: oops... starter woes.
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 11:06:10 PM »
Agreed, they certainly won't *all* be dead, but I wouldn't assume you'll get anywhere near what you were expecting either. I would take what you get from the starter and pitch it into another 1 L of wort, just to play it safe.
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Re: oops... starter woes.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 06:11:28 AM »
FYI The "official" kill time is 2 minutes but I have heard the manufacturer claim that it is actually closer to 30 seconds.
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Re: oops... starter woes.
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 09:12:27 AM »
Absolutly zero krausen this morning. I think I will make another liter of wort for those buggers and see where that gets me.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 09:30:26 AM »
FYI The "official" kill time is 2 minutes but I have heard the manufacturer claim that it is actually closer to 30 seconds.
When I talked to him he claimed a 9log kill ratio in 30 seconds, but had to say 2 minutes to legally call it a sanitizer.
that is 1 our of 1,000,000,000 bugs left alive after 30 seconds.
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Re: oops... starter woes.
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010, 10:10:13 AM »
I do see co2 bubbles coming out of the solution. Could it be that it is fermenting but the Star San is killing any krausen that would be forming?