Originally Posted by LarryC
Weekend before last I went camping with some friends and we polished off two cases of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I saved the bottles for future home brew use and now I have a question. I filled a tub with water & OxiCLean to soak off all the labels. I scrubbed the bottles and drained the OxiClean out then let them air dry. I was thinking I could just sanitize them when I get ready to bottle but then it occurred to me that because I had so many bottles in the tub there was a lot of dissolved glue by the end of my clean up. Do you think this will be an issue? Should I wash them before I sanitize them?
Take one and hold it up to the light and look inside. If it's clean as a whistle, you don't have to wash them. If there is any debris or gunk or if they are sticky, or otherwise dirty, wash them.