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Cobra 1100:24
Star-San works great for cleaning filthy toilets too.
I had to use in it one of my rental properties once.
Fantastic stuff.
8/8/2012 3:16:02 PM

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MrFacto
I love chlorinated caustic for the bathroom!
8/8/2012 5:51:03 PM

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bitbucket 2159:63
Originally posted by Cobra
Star-San works great for cleaning filthy toilets too.
I had to use in it one of my rental properties once.
Fantastic stuff.

Iíve been told that itís good at removing magic marker.
8/9/2012 8:46:50 PM

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Originally posted by bitbucket
Originally posted by Cobra
Star-San works great for cleaning filthy toilets too.
I had to use in it one of my rental properties once.
Fantastic stuff.

Iíve been told that itís good at removing magic marker.


Along these lines, I use it to remove the silver-sharpied vintage years on my bottles, when prepping them for homebrewing.
8/9/2012 9:25:45 PM

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mtoast 336:13
Originally posted by oteyj
What about PBW on bacon greased pans?

Works well on that, as well as scorched pots and cleaning all manners of smokable pipes.
8/10/2012 1:23:26 AM

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SamGamgee 2452:182
Ethanol sanitizing solution is great for when you accidentally write on a white board in permanent marker.

Good on public toilet seats as well.
8/10/2012 3:44:00 PM

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TheBeerSommelier

Iíve got a new use - jam jars!

I made peach jam for the first time today. Instead of boiling the jars (seems pretty antiquated and is fairly laborious), I sprayed them all down and let them sit - along with all the lids, ladle, funnel, etc., just as youíd do with brewing equipment.

Easy peasy!
8/12/2012 8:07:34 AM

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Danko
Any thoughts on why anyone, if this is the case, prefer Star-san to jodophor when it comes to the final sanitation of Cornelius kegs and bottles?

Iíve been sticking to jodophor for years and havenít had any problems with it, it runs off and dissipates without causing any issues.

What about the foaming of the Star-san, for instance?
8/12/2012 8:14:15 AM

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Originally posted by Danko
Iíve been sticking to jodophor for years and havenít had any problems with it, it runs off and dissipates without causing any issues


Then, for heavenís sake, why switch?
8/12/2012 8:16:49 AM

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SamGamgee 2452:182
Originally posted by Danko
Any thoughts on why anyone, if this is the case, prefer Star-san to jodophor when it comes to the final sanitation of Cornelius kegs and bottles?

Iíve been sticking to jodophor for years and havenít had any problems with it, it runs off and dissipates without causing any issues.

What about the foaming of the Star-san, for instance?


Iíve heard that Star San can last longer, (particularly if made up with distilled/RO water) but the problem that I have with it is there is no way to know if itís still good other than testing the pH. With iodine solutions (we use Zep-I-Dine) you just have to look at the color to see if itís still good. Super easy. And like you said, itís foams less, though still some, which isnít necessarily a bad thing if you use i for scrubbing.

One downside of iodine is that it stains plastic. But regardless, we use it all the time in the brewery for various sanitation applications. I still have a bottle of starsan at home but I canít see buying more when it runs out. The foam can definitely be annoying in carboys at least.
8/12/2012 8:23:56 AM

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