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Old 09-12-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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I have recieved some old stubby bottles and they are in need of a good cleaning, I am told to just use the sanitizer on them but will this work good enough? can I use soap and just rinse 4 or 5x please someone help me.......

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Old 09-12-2007, 06:41 PM   #2
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soak them in a solution of bleach and water over night, rinse, scrub with a bottle brush if needed, soak in clean water overnight to get rid of any bleach residue, then just sanitize normally before bottling and you're good to go

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Old 09-12-2007, 06:42 PM   #3
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I use oxiclean now. Soak them for a good few hours and rinse, rinse, rinse. Make sure to examine every bottle to ensure a good cleaning. Use sanitizer (Star san is popular here) right before bottling.

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Even after a soak in Oxy-Clean you should use a bottle brush while sanitizing. For my first batch I used an Oxy-Clean soak to take labels off and still found a nice chunk of mold floating in my sanitizer bath- which I thought would be redundant.

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Old 09-12-2007, 06:55 PM   #5
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wow thats was quick, thanks for the info

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What do you guys use to sanitize your bottles in and how long to soak in sanitizer?

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I use Oxyclean and a good scrub to clean all my bottles. Then I sanitize in Iodophor just before bottling.

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I use Oxyclean and a good scrub to clean all my bottles. Then I sanitize in Iodophor just before bottling.
How long do they have to sit in the sanitizing solution?
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How long do they have to sit in the sanitizing solution?
It depends on the sanitizer; Iodophor requires 2 minutes of contact at the correct dilution and is no rinse (I think StarSan is the same but I could be wrong). Whatever you choose as a sanitizer, make sure you read the directions and follow them in order to get the best results.
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Star san is the same at 2 min soak and no rinse.

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