Spray Bottles

As brewers, we need spray bottles for various things. Most notably for water and StarSan.

Some quick tips regarding bottles. First for the water bottles, you can just use inexpensive bottles. To make these very easy to identify when working, wrap the bottle with 2″ wide blue painters tape. This will make it very easy to identify when you are working quickly. You’ll need the water bottle to spray the boil during hot break.

For the StarSan, you’ll want a good quality spray bottle that is intended for chemical use. The sprayer is designed to withstand the corrosive nature of the sanitizer.

Disconnecting Gas

I’ll be posting little “quick tips” here and there. Just a quick little blurb with one small tip.

This one is about disconnecting your gas line. When you shut off the gas to your kegs, always disconnect from the keg first. It is just a good habit to get into. This is especially important when you are removing the keg from your conditioning fridge while you have been force carbonating it. Depending on how full you have the keg, if you shut the gas off without removing the quick disconnect from the keg, the pressure will force beer back up into your gas line. You really don’t want this. It could even push back into your manifold. You will have a big mess then. That leads to a good bit of cleaning.