Yes thanks for clearing it up for us! I never heard of any of these claims until I read this thread. It seemed fishy to me, as I (A) routinely store Star San mixed with distilled water in a corny for months at a time and have seen no ill effects; (B) have left star san in vinyl tubing and plastic air locks for weeks at a time and never experienced the "slime" feel or any physical degradation; and (C) the concentrated product is packaged in HDPE plastic.
I have, however, seen physical degradation to both aluminum and plastic air locks from being in contact with a 400ppm solution of bleach water for several hours. The fact that it doesn't seem to affect my equipment, and that it is no-rinse is why I switched 100% to Star San.
Edit: I believe the "slimey feeling" is the detergent in Star San.
Last edited by Saint-Thomas; 02-23-2008 at 12:43 PM.
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