StarSan with chlorinated water?

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  1. Filips

    Filips New Member

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    Guys, does mixing StarSan with a chlorinated tap water have any impact on flavor? Or does it make that Starsan solution less effective? As far as I know, the only thing you should keep an eye on is to make sure pH of that solution does not rise above 3.5, but I have no clue whether chlorine has any effect.
     
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    I don't see anything on the instructions or web site and I always use chlorinated rap water to mix it. Never saw a problem. Don't over think it ;)
     
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    Just don't mix significant quantities of Star-San in your beer. ;)
    Given that there's a minuscule amount left on the surface of anything you rinse with it, flavor impact is negligible.
     
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    I've always used tap water for any sanitizer. Never noticed any problems.
     
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    I always use distelled water because for what I noticed the star san reacts with the minerals in the water. If I use distilled water the star san solution is clear. When I use tapwater it gets cloudy.
     
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    It's fine, it just won't keep as long. I use distilled water and it lasrs weeks.
     

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