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Old 01-27-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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Can I use a restaurant grade dishwasher to clean my beer bottles before bottling.

I have done the following:
1. Rinsed each bottle in hot water immediately after pouring.
2. Soaked in hot water and baking soda to remove labels.

I am out of the cleaner my kit came with and the brew store is closed on Sunday. I was planning on bottling tomorrow. If I run the bottles thru the dishwasher at the restaurant I work at will this be antiquate?

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:33 AM   #2
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i use oxy clean and have never had any issues.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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Will the water get up into the bottles? I would say they are probably clean enough if you did a good job when removing the labels. Make sure you sanitize them well.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:43 AM   #4
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You can sanitize by heating them up in oven. If you do this be careful plz.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:44 AM   #5
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Sanitizer rinse (Star San) and 10 minutes to drip dry, then bottle. Looks like you already did all the hard work, no sense doing it again.

I have no idea if a "restaurant grade dishwasher" has a heated dry cycle which would traditionally sterilize bottles in a dishwasher.

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:13 AM   #6
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I just cleaned a bunch of bottles. A soak in hot water with Oxyclean, peel the labels, scrub with Scotchbrite, rinse well and done. Didn't take long at all.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #7
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Two types of commercial washers.

Temperature sanitizers and chemical sanitizers. They will both work, but I would give the bottles an added rinse to get out any spot free rinsing agents that might remain.

Use Starsan before bottling and you are good to go.

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My home dishwasher has a sanitize cycle. I suppose it uses hot water with the heating coil to get the temperature up to sanitizing temp (don't know what that temperature is though.)

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My home dishwasher has a sanitize cycle. I suppose it uses hot water with the heating coil to get the temperature up to sanitizing temp (don't know what that temperature is though.)


A quality commercial washer will boost the water temp by as much as 70 degrees. That is way hotter than my home dishwasher gets to.

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Old 01-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #10
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I am going to take them into work today and clean them. Thanks Bosco

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