I am a college student brewing in my apartment and while I am pretty dirty on occasion, when it comes to brewing beer I try to be on top of it. While I have not had a bad batch thus far, but the home brew store clerk talked me into buying Star San sanitizer (my defenses are down in the home brew store).
Star San allegedly cleans and leaves nutrients for the beer, but is it worth twice the cost of regular sanitizer?
Has anyone had any problems with a cheaper sanitizer?
Thank you for any advice. I am only on my second batch (Double IPA with motueka and mosaic hops) so any input will help.