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Old 05-18-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
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Default bottling from keg - sanitize bottles?

If you're bottling from the keg (with a beer gun, racking cane with stopper, etc.), and you'll be drinking those beers withing 3-4 days, do you need to bother sanitizing the bottles? Or will just giving em a good rinse out be enough?
How long with it take for any bacteria in there to actually start causing off flavours?

I'm heading to the lake for the long weekend and want to bring a case with me.

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Old 05-18-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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If it is either new glass or glass that was properly cleaned, a quick rinse should be fine. Most commercial breweries don't actually wash glass. The bottles get rinsed, maybe hit with a shot of PAA and that's it. If they're clean and you want to take an extra step of assuredness, you could fill a bucket with santi solution, submerge each, swirl the santi out and there ya go... no more effort than just rinsing them.


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