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Old 06-24-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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I use a case box and four sic pack cardboard things and place the bottles in upside down to dry.

Besides the bottle tree does anyone have a better method?

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Old 06-24-2011, 11:07 AM   #2
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How are you sanitizing your bottles? If you are using starsan or another no rinse sanitizer, you do not want the bottles to dry completely.

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Old 06-24-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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I was w brush and soap rinse and dry for a week or so and on bottle day i starsan put upside down and bottle. Its still a little wet and i get the foam coning up out if the bottle then cap it.

The cardboard case plus filled w the 4 cardboard six pack holders works great, just cant reuse it too much because both get destroyed from the liquids, plus how sanitary is that cardboard for me to be resting a bottle on it upside down?

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Old 06-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #4
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I used to do the very same thing, I would layer paper towels down first to help with absorbtion I never had an issue other than soggy cardboard after a while. Now I use a bottle tree.
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:35 PM   #5
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I set them in the dishwasher to dry

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Old 06-24-2011, 02:17 PM   #6
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I got a bottle tree & vinitor. Keeps my boxes dry & mold free.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:54 PM   #7
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I want that tree and vinator, cant justify one more non-ingredient expense, lol. Maybe in the fall ill sneak iit. Dishwasher sounds cool.

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