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Old 11-08-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Can you bottle if the bottles have a few drips of water in them?

Will it hurt it in the long run?

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Old 11-08-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
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What kind of water? Were the bottles sanitized? No matter what, I say you'll be fine...

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They are brand new (my first batch) but I had rinsed them out with water a few hours ago and wanted to bottle them tonight.

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They are brand new (my first batch) but I had rinsed them out with water a few hours ago and wanted to bottle them tonight.
Just sanitize them before filling them and you're golden...
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I have pink chlorinated cleaner , would that be the same thing?

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I have pink chlorinated cleaner , would that be the same thing?
Cleaners are not sanitizers. You should use something like iodophor, star san, or even diluted bleach. Check this out...

How to Brew - By John Palmer - Sanitizing Your Equipment
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great, thanks!

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Old 11-08-2008, 11:45 PM   #8
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You're better off rinsing and skipping the sanitizer if that's all you've got. You really should use a food-grade no-rinse sanitizer like StarSan or B-T-F Iodophor to sanitize. The stuff you have sounds like a surface disinfectant.

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Many of us just use the sanitize cycle on a dish washer for bottles.

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Old 11-09-2008, 03:24 AM   #10
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I have pink chlorinated cleaner , would that be the same thing?
Read the package I think the cleaner you have is a chlorine sanitizer as well. Just rinse very well before filling them. I got the same pink stuff with my starter kit. Its a pain in the butt but it will work until you can get a no rinse sanitizer.

If this looks messed up sorry I'm typing on the wifes blackberry from a wedding

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