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Old 01-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #11
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Your procedure sounds perfect. It's more than what I do, but "overkill"? I don't think so. If you have the time and energy (double entendre intended), keep it up!



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Old 01-26-2013, 12:47 AM   #12
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Wow, thanks for all of the replies!

I think I will continue to do what I am doing but now at least I know that in a pinch I could just go with the star san rinse.



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Old 01-26-2013, 12:53 AM   #13
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When you find yourself oiled and nude in a small dark room with a single light picking out dust with a pair of chop sticks (a la karate kid) then you will be truly taking it too far. Spend enough time here and you will discover what (who?) I am referring too. (otherwise I agree with the comments above). Cheers...keep brewing.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:25 AM   #14
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When I want to be sure, I bake em. When I want to be fast I use starsan. There's no point in doing both.

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:03 AM   #15
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Yes it's overkill, but you already knew that :-)

Invest your sanitation on your fermenter.

Such extreme measures are especially pointless for your bottles for a few reasons: 1) at bottling time your beer already has alcohol which provides resistance to baddies. 2) your beer is already fermented so there is much less food for baddies. 3) you have a large amount of viable competitive yeast that will out number and hopefully out compete baddies. 4) if baddies were to take hold they would only ruin individual contaminated bottles rather than the whole batch.

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:03 AM   #16
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I just rinse my bottles well after use. Let em dry. Then sanitize come bottle time. Sometimes bottles are even a little dusty on the outside from sitting around. Never had a problem. Some sterilizing procedures I see ppl do are excessive. I don't have time for that but to each their own

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:08 AM   #17
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+1 some of the sanitation paranoia around here is overkill.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:53 PM   #18
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I can't get behind using star San for bottles. I wash them with a bottle brush the run them thought the rinse cycle in the dishwasher.

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:27 PM   #19
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Dunk in StarSan for 20 minutes.
Why in the world? They need to be wet for like 30 seconds... submerged for 20 minutes is as overkill as Star-San followed by oven!
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:25 AM   #20
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I rinse after use and dry upside down. On bottle day I run through the dishwasher and then rinse with iodophor before filling. From what I read here I think I can ditch the dishwasher step.
Is the dishwasher step even needed if the bottles are clean? I'd love to get rid of that step.



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