Author Topic: Label glue in your starsan  (Read 401 times)

Offline ahgrafx

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Label glue in your starsan
« on: June 24, 2020, 05:41:58 am »
So I did a while lot of bottling tonight in 25galling bucket I filled with starsan and let my 750s sir in it for at least 20min and noticed a bit on a haze in the starsan when completed and a couple labels fell off. They pretty much all had there labels on them. Do you guys worry about the glue in the water? I did about 6 single gallons batches equalling about 25 750s.
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Offline ynotbrusum

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Re: Label glue in your starsan
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 10:42:09 am »
It’s not ideal, but it’s done, so don’t worry about it now.  I always presoaked in one bucket then rinsed and sanitized in a final bucket.
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Re: Label glue in your starsan
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 12:17:46 pm »
Back in the day, I used to remove all the labels from my bottles before even considering them for beer.  Then I would sanitize them just prior to filling.  I’m guessing the glue is “food grade” and probably won’t cause harm.  But may alter the taste and/or clarity.
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Offline ahgrafx

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Re: Label glue in your starsan
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 06:51:10 am »
It’s not ideal, but it’s done, so don’t worry about it now.  I always presoaked in one bucket then rinsed and sanitized in a final bucket.
That's a good idea

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Offline scrap iron

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Re: Label glue in your starsan
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 11:41:18 am »
When I collect enough bottles to remove labels I soak them in Oxi-clean then give them a good washing. At bottling time I don't soak the entire bottle in starsan. I use a sprayer bottle I bought at a farm and home store and spray 5-6 squirts into the bottle and roll it a bit turned on it's side. Let it sit upright until bottling then dump out starsan. I have been doing this for years and never had a problem. I figure no need to sanitize the outside of the bottle. I end up using about a quart of sanitizer.
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