Newbie brewer ( 3batches so far). Have box of new 16 ounce bottles. Do I need to clean before sanitizing, or can I just sanitize prior to bottling?
I'd clean them. A little piece of mind that everything is as clean as it will get.
Thanks. Oxicleaned them this am. Starsan before bottling later this week.
Just make sure you rinse them well in hot water before drying & storing. The cleaner has to be rinsed no matter whether it's Oxyclean free or PBW.
Rinsed X 3, then bottle tree