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Old 01-28-2014, 10:52 PM   #21
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People sure go through a lot of problems with their bottles!

I soak my newly collected bottles in warm water and 1 cup of Arm & Hammer baking soda overnight and the labels float off by themselves. If I am in a hurry, it's only about an hour before you can peel them off manually with no problem at all. Some slide right off as you pick them up.

Then, to sanitize on bottling day, I fill my slop-sink in the basement with 5-6 gallons of cold water and a couple cap-fulls of iodopher. I soak the bottles for 15 minutes. I use a jet-rinse attachment on the faucet to give them a quick half-second blast and I'm done. I've never had an infection.
No need to jet rinse after iodopher as long as you dilute it to the right amount, just put them upside down for a minute, to drain as much as they can.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:58 AM   #22
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ummmm did you 5 scoops for 10 gallons?...I use 1.5 scoops for 20 gallons, then soak overnight...a quick brush with my bottle brush, rinse with the jet bottle rinser then spray a bit of starsan in each bottle...then they go into my dishwasher (no soap)...for the extended wash sanitize cycle...probobely a bit of overkill...my bottles have been used a few times...and they are pretty clean when i start this

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Old 01-29-2014, 11:48 AM   #23
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No need to jet rinse after iodopher as long as you dilute it to the right amount, just put them upside down for a minute, to drain as much as they can.
True, but the quick little rinse is just in case there was something floating around in the water that got into the bottle. It's not really necessary.
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