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Old 02-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #81
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By the time you get to read ALL these responses I sure you save up enough to start kegging! ..lol..

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #82
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I've been using the oven method with good results, but looks like I'll start using the dishwasher, with it's handy 'sterilize' setting.

Oven works nice, but running it for an hour costs gas, plus the extra money for the central A/C to then cool down the now-heated house, kinda makes the dishwasher a better idea.


Now if I hadn't just filled up the rinse agent reservoir LAST night I'd be a little happier right now...

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Old 08-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #83
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Tried it both ways. Starsan and dish washer with sanitize cycle. both beers come out great. I do rinse poured beer bottles " with bottle brush" and use the rack on the dishwasher to dry. My dishwasher has become a staple of my home brewing. Sanitizing to bottling.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:29 AM   #84
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Using the dishwasher to sanitize my bottles has made bottling day so much easier. Allows me to pay more attention to other important aspects of bottling day. A tablespoon of sanitizer in the sanitize cycle. Never had any foaming problems thankfully. I would highly recommend using this method for sanitizing.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:17 AM   #85
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what about flip top bottles? can they be safely run through a dishwasher or sanitizing?

EDIT: Nevermind. I found the answer in another thread using the nifty search function.
For those wondering, the answer is yes but suggests removing the gasket to get a better clean behind them.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:35 AM   #86
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I rinse bottles right after pouring then commercial bottles go into a SS pot with oxyclean to soak off the labels and clean the insides. After the label comes off they are washed well and stored until bottling day when they get a lingering dunk in starsan and drained.

Oxy-cleaned and starsan sanitized. No worries about dw jets missing the bottle neck and leaving something inside.

I thought starsan was pretty much as sterile as necessary.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:40 AM   #87
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I rinse bottles right after pouring then commercial bottles go into a SS pot with oxyclean to soak off the labels and clean the insides. After the label comes off they are washed well and stored until bottling day when they get a lingering dunk in starsan and drained.

Oxy-cleaned and starsan sanitized. No worries about dw jets missing the bottle neck and leaving something inside.

I thought starsan was pretty much as sterile as necessary.
Not concerned about the dishwasher jets, because it is the heat of the drying cycle that sanitizes. If you have a probe thermometer you can put the probe in the door and run the cycle to check it. I did, and mine hit 170f for 15 minutes.
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I just think the dishwasher is an extra step my process does not need. If they're cleaned then the glass is chemically sanitised what else is needed?

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It is not an extra step. The dishwasher is in place og the Starsan step. Also, it is nice to put the bottling bucket on the counter, sit next to the open dishwasher, and pull the bottles and fill. I'm mean when you use Starsan you have to set their bottle somewhere before you fill it. With the dishwasher there is no wet mess, because you bottle right from it.
I'm not trying to convince you to use the dishwasher. It just seemed as if you misunderstood. Do what works for you.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #90
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I definitely agree with eanmcnulty's post. I make certain that, after I empty a bottle, I rinse it THOROUGHLY before I store it. When I'm ready to bottle a batch, I load up 54 bottles in the dishwasher and turn it on. The heat of the drying cycle sanitizes the bottles. Then, I use the dishwasher door as my bottling "table." Any drips and drops are easily cleaned up by closing the dishwasher door when I'm done.

It works for me, but may not work for others. As ean said, do what works for you.

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