Star San Sanitizer

Star San Sanitizer

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This is a must have for any home brewer! No rinse, no worries, no contaminations!
Star San is an acid based sanitizer that is quick, odorless, tasteless, and safe for most materials except softer metals. As a high foamer, it’s foaming action ensures coverage and contact time in larger vessels and better penetration into nooks and crannys. Any foam that is left over in your carboy or keg will not harm your beer or you. 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.
  • Use 1 oz per 5 gallons of water 
  • Contact time of 1 minute 
  • Completely safe and non-toxic
  • Will not impart any flavors or odors
Shipping Restricted: This product is only eligible for ground shipment within the contiguous 48 states.
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need it
Steve T on Sep 18, 2020
Need to clean my supplies!
Kendra C on Sep 11, 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 W 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
works good dealing with large carboys
John G on Aug 15, 2020
recommended by many on line
Victor H on Aug 15, 2020
All time favorite to sanitize my Brew gear
Jerry John Hernandez M on Aug 14, 2020
Recommended David Gardner
Thomas B on Aug 14, 2020
Sanitize brewing hardware
Paul R on Aug 13, 2020
Replenish my supply
Peter Busse on Aug 13, 2020
consistently works well
Mark on Aug 13, 2020
free shipping
Donald S on Aug 11, 2020
sterile environment key to success
Gary Sanger on Aug 11, 2020
Great sanitizer
Marilyn E C on Aug 11, 2020
This stuff works really well
Mark D on Aug 7, 2020
Ran out
Kevin C on Aug 6, 2020
Best Sanitizer on the market
Marcus J Ronney on Aug 6, 2020
Easy to use sanitizer.
Kristine O on Aug 5, 2020
Easiest non staining sanitizer i have tried
Joshua L S on Aug 4, 2020
Benjamin E A on Aug 4, 2020
used before
Richard O on Jul 31, 2020
My current bottle is getting low
Bryan S on Jul 30, 2020
Dylan Y on Jul 30, 2020
Its the BEST!
JONATHAN on Jul 29, 2020
Brand I've always used
Jim D on Jul 28, 2020
Recommended by MoreBeer
Terry S on Jul 23, 2020
I ran out
Joel P on Jul 22, 2020
Trying it out
Thomas H on Jul 22, 2020
Easiest 1 step sanitizer around
Jeremy on Jul 22, 2020
I want to be able to properly sanitize my jars before i ferment mead in them
Carly S on Jul 22, 2020
Out of supply
Ryan P on Jul 20, 2020
Use it all the time
mark c on Jul 20, 2020
To sanitize my brewing equipment, but I don't need a LOT of it.
Coleen L on Sep 16, 2020
Because clean...
Alex A on Sep 11, 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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Star San for cleaning equipment
I trust and recommend Star San for cleaning fermentors and barrels.
September 15, 2020
2 weeks 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
1 month 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
2 months ago
Never lost a batch, good product.
August 28, 2020
1 month ago
Makes life easier.
Just get it.
August 18, 2020
1 month ago
Best stuff on the market
August 11, 2020
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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
2 months ago
Don’t fear the foam!
July 28, 2020
6 months ago