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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Convenient/best price
suzanne diesen on Apr 20, 2021
I love the bubbles
Donald O on Apr 12, 2021
Convenient/best price
suzanne diesen on Apr 20, 2021
the 32oz might be to tall for my cabinet and they were close $ per oz.
Jim E on Apr 13, 2021
I love the bubbles
Donald O on Apr 12, 2021
I'm running out
Ron Rios J on Apr 3, 2021
Great cleaning product.
THOMAS H on Apr 3, 2021
Suggested in a video I watched on brewing 1 gallon of beer.
Michael C on Apr 3, 2021
Nicholas C Trausch on Apr 2, 2021
Mead Making
Stephan S on Apr 1, 2021
I was out of sanitizer and I've used this brand before with good results
Ryan S on Mar 31, 2021
it's the best cleaner
JAMES K on Mar 31, 2021
Need it
Alfred T on Mar 25, 2021
known effective
Stephen B on Mar 25, 2021
Brian R on Mar 25, 2021
Cuzz I dont like dirty beer
William S on Mar 25, 2021
My go to sanitizer.
Donald K on Mar 24, 2021
great sanitizer
Jeff L on Mar 24, 2021
need it
Gerald J G on Mar 24, 2021
because it's the best
Paul M on Mar 23, 2021
Jonathan T on Mar 19, 2021
DENNIS G on Mar 16, 2021
It's the best
Greg on Mar 13, 2021
Price is good and amount necessary match with I want to do
Dorian C on Mar 12, 2021
used before
john p on Mar 10, 2021
The best
Valued C on Mar 3, 2021
price however I thought it was a 16 oz bottle and it looks like it is an 8 oz which explains the low price point.
David V V on Mar 2, 2021
Great sanitizer
AE2 Zachary W on Mar 1, 2021
Ran out
Everett S on Feb 26, 2021
i think i need more
Paulino T on Feb 24, 2021
JERRY F on Feb 23, 2021
Don't like when it bubbles up - but it works great
Steven M on Feb 20, 2021
economical size
James A on Feb 20, 2021
Has good recommendations
Steven B on Feb 19, 2021
small size
michael z on Feb 19, 2021
Ran out
Robert T on Feb 16, 2021
Good Sanitizer
Bryan & Jenna K on Feb 16, 2021
Effective and easy to use
Jacob B on Feb 11, 2021
Need it. It works
John W. Smith on Feb 11, 2021
Need it for sanitizing my equipment
William G on Feb 11, 2021
I like that contact time is pretty short and it is no-rinse.
Victoria E L on Feb 9, 2021
Used and recommended by my fellow brewers.
David Ott J on Feb 9, 2021
The bottle that came with kit worked well
need some
Steven W on Feb 4, 2021
to sanitize
Herc on Feb 4, 2021
Wanted to have enough sanitizer on hand
Mallory M on Feb 3, 2021
Running low
ALEXANDER D on Jan 30, 2021
All of the home brew videos I've watched have recommended this brand
Michael J P on Jan 29, 2021
small batch brewer needs small batch sanitizer
Eric C on Jan 29, 2021
Previously used this product
Kenneth D on Jan 28, 2021
The bottle has a measuring feature on it, makes it easy to get the right amount.
Paul Y on Jan 28, 2021
This works great
Damon S on Jan 27, 2021
the 32oz might be to tall for my cabinet and they were close $ per oz.
Jim E on Apr 13, 2021
I'm running out
Ron Rios J on Apr 3, 2021
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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Rated 5 out of 5
Great stuff
Great stuff - works very well - highly recommend
April 9, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great, never had an infection
17 years of brewing, multiple awards and never had an infection or off flavor due to infection with using this product.
March 31, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Good but foams of agitated
Works great as sanitizer. Just note if you shake say in a keg when sanitizing, it will get foaming. Then you need to add time to air draw. If not agitated it holds well with warm to cold water.
February 28, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Star san
What can I say, I've used this product for the last 20 years to sanitize my brewing equipment....
February 19, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great stuff works really good
February 7, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great stuff
Great stuff except it foams too much in my keg washer, so I use Saniclean.
February 3, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent way to sanitize surface areas.
January 28, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works as it should...
January 26, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
This is my go to sanitizer since 2012. Easy and effective.
January 18, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Star San Star Brite
Best sanitizer to use. Little goes a long way.
January 1, 2021
4 months ago