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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Trying it since my line cleaner is nearly gone.
Dave L on Nov 26, 2022
Works well
Arden M on Nov 23, 2022
Trying it since my line cleaner is nearly gone.
Dave L on Nov 26, 2022
cleanliness is next to greatest beer ever
Blake A on Nov 26, 2022
Works well
Arden M on Nov 23, 2022
Suzan P on Nov 19, 2022
Always good
Christopher G on Nov 18, 2022
recommended by brewers
Kenneth W on Nov 18, 2022
Great product!
Mike H on Nov 17, 2022
Well reviewed
Erik V on Nov 16, 2022
sanitizing honey extraction equipment
Scott S on Nov 16, 2022
I’ve always used this brand. No tainted batches yet.
Todd L on Nov 8, 2022
Yamil R on Nov 4, 2022
clean equipment means great beer
Edward S on Nov 4, 2022
Good results
BillH on Nov 1, 2022
E. H on Nov 1, 2022
I’m low and it helps get to free shipping!
Tom Morris J on Oct 28, 2022
Tired of running out.....
Sue A B on Oct 25, 2022
Need to clean
Jeff C on Oct 25, 2022
need more
Ken R H on Oct 25, 2022
Good sanitizer
Valued C on Oct 21, 2022
Used it before
Earl G on Oct 20, 2022
To sanitize equipment
Logan K on Oct 19, 2022
Need to keep stuff clean
Carlos Duque on Oct 18, 2022
Don't ever want to be without sanitizer
Kenneth G on Oct 14, 2022
need more
David M on Oct 11, 2022
My go to sanitizer
Kevin Conroy on Oct 7, 2022
Running out of my present supply
Alan F on Oct 7, 2022
Always use it
Josh W on Oct 5, 2022
making mead
Jose A on Oct 3, 2022
Need to sanitize stuff
Mark S on Sep 28, 2022
Best sanitizer
Jonathan C on Sep 22, 2022
Im almost out.
Jordan S on Sep 19, 2022
Got to
John E on Sep 15, 2022
PAUL G S on Sep 14, 2022
just want a little
Matthew P on Sep 13, 2022
I ran out
Alexander S on Sep 12, 2022
recommended by sales rep
Carlo R on Sep 12, 2022
I need it
Valued C on Sep 10, 2022
Valued C on Sep 7, 2022
Good stuff!
Swain W on Sep 3, 2022
Its a great product that is easy to use.
Shae P on Sep 3, 2022
easy peasy great product
Martin H on Sep 2, 2022
Will not brew without it
Jeff Leepard on Aug 30, 2022
I need sanitization...
Henry Z on Aug 29, 2022
I am running low
Jason W on Aug 23, 2022
Works well. Out of sanitizer
Per F on Aug 23, 2022
because i was running out
Derrick M on Aug 23, 2022
The best sanitizer
Steve P on Aug 19, 2022
sanitize equipment
Joshua Huber on Aug 18, 2022
Works Great
Jim D on Aug 18, 2022
seems appropriate
Kevin L on Aug 17, 2022
cleanliness is next to greatest beer ever
Blake A on Nov 26, 2022
Suzan P on Nov 19, 2022
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 of the solution once diluted? I am storing the diluted solution in a 2 gallon food grade bucket with the lid on tight when not in use. Will also dip various tools in from time-to-time to sanitize.
Matt Telfer on Oct 13, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The best way to know is to check the pH before you use it. If the pH is below 3.5 it should work for you. If it is super cloudy or slimey feeling then probably you want to throw it out. One quick way is to taste it, and if your reflexes kick in and you immediately want to spit it out then it is good. If it tastes like a sour beer or candy then it isn't strong enough.
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 sanitizer
We have used this product for years for sanitizing and it works very well.
October 3, 2022
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good product. Never had a problem
Can’t brew without it!
July 23, 2022
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best easy way
I was super excited to get this product. It is easy to use goes a long way . 20 years ago things were different and harder and messy. With this I have a 5 gallon bucket full and did my beer bottles and wine bottles. Love it!
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June 10, 2022
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
What can I say. Fair price for the quantity. Star San has always been the star of my brew day (sans pun). I’ve never used anything else and worked as expected
May 22, 2022
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Never do without it.
May 22, 2022
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Cleanliness is next to Good Beeriness
This is my go to cleaner. I always make a 5 gallon batch on brew day and bottling day. I also use to clean my outdoor bbq area.
February 17, 2022
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good sanitizer for bottles and brew equipment
Bought to replace empty one
January 24, 2022
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for more than just brewing beer!
I use this around the house and kitchen all the time. Be careful with household surfaces, test to make sure it doesn't damage or discolor.
January 11, 2022
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Product
First time to use it, so much easier than using bleach or iodine. It will be my sanitizer from now on!
December 13, 2021
12 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works Great
It's Star San. What's not to like.
December 6, 2021
1 year ago