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.......
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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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.
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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