Starsan Discontinued ?

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Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

Post by Kev888 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:03 pm

One thing for starsan is that it never claimed to be a steriliser (as some products do, which aren't). Nor does it need to be for most homebrew uses, it is just the relatively poor performance on wild yeast that is unfortunate and seems now to be fairly well established. Which doesn't make it useless, just limits the scope of its application.

Though for less than sterilisation, in this country we generally prefer to 'disinfect'; as was mentioned by someone better than I, here 'sanitation' is historically related to things like toilets and used tampons. :)
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Starsan Discontinued ?

Post by LeeH » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:07 pm

As Kev states, we just generally need to kill off beer spoiling nasties, with star san does. Sterilising is another level up.

I presume it isn’t completely ineffective against wild yeast?


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Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

Post by Kev888 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:46 pm

LeeH wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:07 pm
I presume it isn’t completely ineffective against wild yeast?
Perhaps not completely, but I wouldn't trust to it at all in this respect. For me it is more of a final flourish than the main line of defence.
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