Star San Sanitizer

Star San Sanitizer

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Star San is an acid based sanitizer that is quick, odorless, tasteless and safe for most materials except softer metals. Use of 1 oz per 5 gallons of water and a contact time of 1 minute makes Star San very economical and convenient.

As a high foamer, Star San's foaming action insures coverage and contact time in larger vessels and better penetration into nooks and crannys. Any foam that is left over in your coffee brewer or other equipment will not harm your coffee or you, and is perfectly safe and non-toxic, nor will it impart any flavors or odors. If you plan on making some up for spray application it is best to use distilled or RO water to maximize the life of the unused portion (minerals in tap water reduce the shelf life of Star San once in solution). If a lower foaming alternative is preferred, for bottling or multiple batches, check out Saniclean.

Shipping Restricted: This product is only eligible for ground shipment within the contiguous 48 states.
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run out of it
Eric Chi Chuen on Oct 23, 2020
Good product for cleaning.
Bernie H on Oct 15, 2020
run out of it
Eric Chi Chuen on Oct 23, 2020
Gotta keep it clean
Jeffrey E on Oct 20, 2020
Good product for cleaning.
Bernie H on Oct 15, 2020
make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020
i need to clean my equipment
Jared D on Oct 14, 2020
Running out
Richard M H on Oct 14, 2020
making carbonated hard cider / mead
Mitchel Adam R on Oct 13, 2020
Need it
Mark S on Oct 13, 2020
mead brewing
Melissa F on Oct 11, 2020
Solid every day use sanitizer.
David D on Oct 10, 2020
This is great
Damon S on Oct 9, 2020
Can brew without it
Peter C on Oct 9, 2020
good cleaner
Jonathan B on Oct 8, 2020
Shannon S on Oct 8, 2020
easy to use
Jennifer R on Oct 7, 2020
Brew equipment needs to be sanitary
Alan Leger on Oct 6, 2020
I use it all the time
DAVID H on Oct 6, 2020
Because it works like a champ
Christian Knoebel on Oct 1, 2020
Michael D on Sep 28, 2020
For Sanitizing
Justin M on Sep 26, 2020
works well, measures fast
Valued C on Sep 25, 2020
About out of Sanitizer
Vaughn G on Sep 24, 2020
I have never used this sanitizer. This size works for me.
Felix B on Sep 24, 2020
My preferred sanitizer and no local shops left
David S on Sep 23, 2020
To sanitize kombucha ss buckets I bought from you
Julie M on Sep 23, 2020
I need more just ran out..
Alfredo T on Sep 23, 2020
Because 4oz isn't enough
Victor B on Sep 23, 2020
no rinse
Ron R on Sep 22, 2020
need it
Steve T on Sep 18, 2020
To sanitize my brewing equipment, but I don't need a LOT of it.
Coleen L on Sep 16, 2020
Need to clean my supplies!
Kendra C on Sep 11, 2020
Because clean...
Alex A on Sep 11, 2020
Its required
Ryland Matthews on Sep 7, 2020
easy to use
Mandi A C on Sep 5, 2020
Highly recommended from brewer friends.
Devin M on Sep 4, 2020
it's good
Philip M on Sep 3, 2020
Bert E on Sep 2, 2020
Great sanitizer for most containers including barrels and presses
Michael S on Sep 2, 2020
Stephen M on Sep 2, 2020
Best product for sanitizing. Price to ship is same for small jar as large so I went with the large.
Peter R on Sep 1, 2020
I am out and need more
Nils L on Sep 1, 2020
Good product
Curt on Aug 27, 2020
For part of the kit.
Christopher Williams on Aug 25, 2020
I need it
Anthony M on Aug 24, 2020
Best Sanitizer I have found
James Reneau on Aug 22, 2020
To Clean
Eric T on Aug 19, 2020
To use with my Bottle rinsing and Carboy washing equipment
Clifford R on Aug 18, 2020
Used before. Works well.
John G on Aug 17, 2020
Ran out
Kameron H on Aug 17, 2020
my other stuff was very old
David D on Aug 17, 2020
Gotta keep it clean
Jeffrey E on Oct 20, 2020
make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020
Is it ok to use on stainless equipment?
john breithaupt on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! That's what it's made for. You can sanitize stainless or plastic brewing equipment and its no rinse. Just make sure you dilute it correctly as per the instructions on the bottle. It does foam quite a bit so if you want the no for version use the five star SaniClean.
Is StarSan safe to touch with your hands while submerging your equipment? And with it being highly acidic does it speed up breakdown of plastic/rubber equipment (Swing top bottle gaskets etc.)?? Thanks.
Jeremy on Jul 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: In terms of hand and skin health it is best to limit exposure of StarSan on your bareskin even when diluted. There should be no major problems with dunking your hands in the sanitizer or using scrub pads with starsan while barehanded. That said, in my personal experience, with continual daily exposure your skin can become very dry and cracked. Nothing a very robust hand lotion can't treat after a long day or weekend of brewing and cleaning.
What is the shelf life for this product? I bought a 16oz size about 6 years ago and after about 60 brews with it I'm only halfway through the bottle. It seems to still work same as it did on day-one, just wondering.
Robert Nissen on Jul 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It should last years. It is an acid based sanitizer. Long shelf life.

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Its the best in my opinion.
September 28, 2020
over 2 years ago
Star San for cleaning equipment
I trust and recommend Star San for cleaning fermentors and barrels.
September 15, 2020
1 month ago
careful with this
make sure you have enough for the job. you don't want a bad outcome due to cleanness
September 2, 2020
2 months ago
Keeps brew clean
Always works. I use it on all equipment for starting yeast, for fermenting, and for bottling, Use at recommended dilution. And don't fear the foam!
August 29, 2020
3 months ago
Never lost a batch, good product.
August 28, 2020
3 months ago
Makes life easier.
Just get it.
August 18, 2020
2 months ago
Best stuff on the market
August 11, 2020
2 months ago
Great sanitizer
Works great! I was a bit concerned about the foam left in the bottles. Nice that the Star San website says "Don't fear the foam"!
August 7, 2020
3 months ago
Easy and Convenient
Easy to use. Convenient to have the built in measuring cup. Makes mixing the correct solution a breeze.
August 4, 2020
3 months ago
Bacteria seem to hate it. Gave it 0/5 stars. Not sure about flavor or saftey yet as I haven't drinken any. Probly works. Not too diluted.
August 1, 2020
3 months ago