Originally Posted by RickyG
First time poster and brewer! I have always wanted to do this and have my first batch fermenting!
I have a sani question. I read here someone said that it is good enough to clean a kangaroos pouch...HAHA!
My next step after i ferment will be to bottle. I found on craigs list 5 cases of 24x12oz bottles for $5 per case! I couldnt resist. Anyways, They are in their boxes with flaps. Each on has been opened. Reflapped but not taped. The bottles look clean and dont see any past brew in them.
BUT....they look like they have been sitting in a basement for a few years.
Here is what I am doing:
rinse each with TAP water
run 1 case at a time in dishwasher
make a mix of sani
sani bottles per direction, then put back in case.
When it is time to bottle, I will do another sani.
Is this what you would do or am i being a little paranoid?
you don't need to sanitize the bottles until moments before bottling. once the star san or iodophor dries it is no longer sanitized. both are "contact" sanitizers
I'd modify it down to
1. rinse the bottles.
2. soak them in oxyclean or pbw
3. wash them in the dishwasher then put them away.
then when you need to bottle simple run them through the dishwasher to get any loose dust off and sanitize