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Old 10-31-2012, 08:58 AM   #11
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@caioz1jp I'm sure you know, but starsan is a Phosphoric acid sanitizer (albeit at a much lower concentration than 30%). The soil on your bottles may not respond to acid attack- detergent like PBW or oxyclean really is the best option for heavy soil. Acids are better for sanitizing as they kill microbes.

Remember, you cannot sanitize a surface that is not clean.

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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Remember, you cannot sanitize a surface that is not clean.
Sure you can. But you're just sanitizing the dirt.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #13
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Your right. The acids did nothing. Im going to give oxy clean a shot

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:57 PM   #14
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Proper rinsing of used bottles is the most important step in effortless bottle cleaning. Leaving yeast residue in your bottles is the best way to have a nightmare come cleaning time!

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:55 PM   #15
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Am I the first to type out the obvious? Just buy a co2 tank, regulator and keg. Nuff said!

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #16
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As far as the real hard to clean buildup, pure bleach will get it out in 10 minutes.....

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #17
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According to Palmer in "How to Brew": If you are diligent in rinsing your bottles promptly and thoroughly after each use with your homebrew, only the sanitizing treatment will be necessary before each use in the future. By maintaining clean equipment you will save yourself a lot of work.

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:53 PM   #18
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According to Palmer in "How to Brew": If you are diligent in rinsing your bottles promptly and thoroughly after each use with your homebrew, only the sanitizing treatment will be necessary before each use in the future. By maintaining clean equipment you will save yourself a lot of work.
+1 I do this. Takes 10 seconds to rinse the bottles after you pour them.
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I just got a bottle jet to clean more properly. Ill probably pick up some bleach to realy clean them out. If oxy clean doesnt work. To me this is more of principle since i have about 4 cases of 12 oz bottles and about 6 cases of 22s. The 12oz are my fault for not cleaning but the 22s were given to me by a co worker. As for the comment about kegging, I normally do keg my beers but i have been making alot of complex specialty brews that I want to age but also need fermentor space. I am deffinitly planning on picking up mores kegs as aging vessels as well as dispensing kegs.

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According to Palmer in "How to Brew": If you are diligent in rinsing your bottles promptly and thoroughly after each use with your homebrew, only the sanitizing treatment will be necessary before each use in the future. By maintaining clean equipment you will save yourself a lot of work.
I live in a 575sqft condo, so my bottles got stored outside. I am extraordinarily diligent about rinsing my bottles, but I still found mold and maggots in my "clean" bottles. Now I rinse each bottle when I pour it into a glass, drain the remaining liquid a few minutes later and the put some foil on the top so I can put them outside.
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