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Brett3rThanU 02-11-2010 01:32 PM

Bottle Cleaning
We all reuse bottles and I'm pretty meticulous about rinsing bottles out right after I pour into a pint glass, however normally I always soak them in Oxy-Clean before sanitizing them to ensure they're clean. Is the Oxy-Clean step really necessary or is only sanitizing them okay?

Hang Glider 02-11-2010 01:33 PM

Oxyclean and Bottles Thread

many schools of thought. Read the link...

Brett3rThanU 02-11-2010 01:44 PM

Invalid link?

BackBayBrewing 02-11-2010 01:48 PM

If you just do a search for "oxiclean and bottles" you will come up with a few links about this.

lady_brewer 02-12-2010 12:02 AM


That is another Oxyclean thread (more about how long it lasts, but good info)

There was another thread I read a while ago about just rinsing the bottles


(I should know how to make these clicky, but I don't.)

I have done both, rinse and shake, rinse and shake, dry and store then sanitize before bottling. Also long oxiclean soak.

I have never had an issue so far. It is all a matter of personal preference imho. I think that rinsed right away they are pretty clean, but I am not always sure that all the bottles were rinsed (me and hubby both drinking, don't know if he makes it a habit too...)

Edit: Never mind, they are clicky by forum magic :D

Chudz 02-12-2010 12:55 AM

Thanks for posting the question. I've been wondering recently myself how many people go with the rinse after drinking and sanitizing when bottling method. It would sure save some time to skip oxy-bombing them everytime after their initial cleans.

BierSnob 02-12-2010 02:00 AM

I useually do the rinse and dry then one-step route. haven't had any problems so far, 5 batches of beer and 2 of mead. My question though is how long ahead of time can you sanitize before use?

Djlunchbox 02-12-2010 02:21 AM

i would play it safe and do them as close to fill time as possibile.

Corkster 02-12-2010 02:37 AM

near as I can tell a good rinse will cut out the oxi-clean.... oxi soak is just to get dried on gunk out.

IceFisherChris 02-12-2010 02:43 AM

I rinse all bottles very well with hot tap water. If there is no gunk remaining in them, I just let them dry and sanitize when bottling time comes. I've only done about 250 bottles this way, but never had a problem.

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