Star San Sanitizer Solution for Distilling Equipment

Star San Sanitizer is a sanitizer with a blend of phosphoric acid and dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid. This synergistic blend provides a unique killing system that is unaffected by excessive organic soils, works as a self-foaming sanitizer, and is also an excellent sanitizer for hand application. It can be applied through a foamer to produce self-adhering sanitizing foam for external sanitation. Sanitizing with Star San on a daily basis will leave equipment in an acid condition that will eliminate water spotting.

Starsan is an acid based sanitizer which works great for cleaning copper stills. The acid cleans the copper and makes it like new. For cleaning copper we suggest to start with 2 oz of Starsan to 5 gallons of water then adjust if need be.
  • 16 oz bottle
  • Acid Anionic
  • High Foaming
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Cleans, polishes and sanitizes stainless and copper
  • Broad Spectrum Bactericide and Fungicide
  • Not Affected by Organic Materials
  • No Rinse Requirement When Used at 300 ppm
  • Accepted by U.S.D.A. as a General Sanitizer in all Departments


Parts to be sanitized need to be cleaned first. We suggest to use the Powder Brewery Wash to clean then sanitize with Star San Sanitizer.

A dilution of 1 ounce to 5 gallons of water will provide 300 ppm of dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid. After 1 to 2 minutes contact time, drain sanitizing solution equipment thoroughly. Do not rinse.


Part Soaking

 Use 1 ounce of STAR SAN per 5 gallons of water. Parts must have contact with solution for 30 seconds and put on wet. When solution begins to cloud, sweeten with Star San or Phosphoric Acid. Solution must remain at a pH at 3 or below to maintain proper sanitizing level.


Hand Utensils

Scrape or preclean dirty utensils. Clean using a suitable detergent, following label directions. Rinse with potable water. Soak or spray utensils/inflations with a STAR SAN ACID SANITIZER solution (1oz./5 gal. of water). After 1 to 2 minutes contact time, drain solution thoroughly. Prepare a fresh solution daily or more often if the solution becomes soiled or dirty.


Bulk Stainless Tanks

Clean tank with a suitable detergent and rinse with potable water. Manually spray a STAR SAN ACID SANITIZER solution (1 oz/5 gal. of water) on all surfaces to be sanitized. After 1 to 2 minutes contact time, drain solution thoroughly.