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Old 01-21-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Hats the best way to clean used bottles prior to sanitizing them? Just regular ol soap and water or just really hot water, etc. Thanks!

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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I'm a nOOb but I read on here to use Oxi-Clean free and warm water. I tried it and they came out AWESOME! I had labels on them and they fell off after about a half hour soak. Then just rinse the bottles really good.

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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PBW or oxiclean soak to clean. I use starsan in a vinator to sanitize.

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #4
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The Vinator is a life savor...I soak my bottles in oxiclean rinse well and then use star san in the vinator....pretty much the same as ^^

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #5
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I've got the starsan and used it to clean pre-brew. Just wasn't sure on the cleaning of the bottles. I'll get some oxy-clean. Thanks again for your help.

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:13 PM   #6
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Oxyckean is the simplist method, just a soak and a rinse. But a really great tool for making sure your bottles are clean and or rinsed well is the jet bottle washer.

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #7
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So oxy-clean that u would use to wash clothes? I have oxy-clean stain remover at the house, will that do?

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no. use Oxiclean Free... (powder in the tub) it doesnt have any scents/additives for stain removal/other nonsense

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I soak in oxy-clean, triple rinse, and then run them through the dish washer on hot wash, hot rinse, and sanitize dry; with NO detergent.

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I found that if you have a Target near you, they usually have the Oxi-Clean Free in stock. (white tub w/ a lime green lid) Wal-Marts and the like are hit and miss. The one with the yellow lid has perfumes and such that's undesirable in the brewing process.

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