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Old 10-14-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
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I don't have a bottle brush and need to make sure they are clean before bottling. anyone have any good ideas? will rinsing them and running through dishwahser be enough to clean?

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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Soak them in oxyclean and rinse well. Unless you can see stuff on the inside of the bottle you don't really need a brush.

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is running them through a dishwasher and then letting them soak with star san good enough? i was thinking of first running them through dishwasher then filling them with star san solution and letting them sit for a few minutes then dumping out the star san and putting a little saran wrap over the bottle mouth to keep them clean until use. does that sound like a good plan?

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I only use the dishwasher to rinse after I have rinsed them. It really doesn't CLEAN bottles very well.

Some guys will pop them in the DW with high heat dry to sanitize them but for cleaning, a good soak in oxyclean and a great rinse is the ticket.

But as you consume the beers, a good rinse after you pour it is your best friend.

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that's exactly what i've been doing rinsing them out after drinking them. oh do you use the oxyclean for clothes? i have some of that

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