Hola, El Brew Duderinos,
So yesterday my buddy and I brewed an IPA. I have a few brews under my belt, he is less experienced. Everything was going great until we got to the essential step of sanitization. We used Star-San. Upon hearing me tell him that there was no need to rinse, he had a mini-freak out, being that he read the label on the bottle. Needless to say, it took some convincing on my part to insist that we not rinse, due to possible contamination. We only used 1 oz, per the directions.
However, I can understand where he’s coming from. If one reads the warning label, it pretty much seems like it’s downright toxic. There is nothing on the bottle indicating it’s safe for food use, or even USDA approved (although I believe in reality it is).
So my question is what is it exactly that makes it safe to use in a product that a human would be consuming? Is it just that the recommended amount is so miniscule?
Any input would be great, I’d love to help allay his fears.
Keep calm, and brew on