The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Sanitizing Beer Bottles

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
B33rL0v3r
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 44
Default Sanitizing Beer Bottles

Usually I immerse my bottles in star san, but I was wondering if anyone has had success in just using a spray bottle to spray the star san inside the beer bottle. Will this be sufficient sanitation? Or is immersion required for the bottles?

__________________
B33rL0v3r is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 11:17 PM   #2
Clann
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton Ky
Posts: 1,330
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

I tried that once and had a bad feeling but luckily no infection.

__________________
Clann is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 11:21 PM   #3
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,801
Liked 2708 Times on 1627 Posts
Likes Given: 3483

Default

I think irregularpulse, or chesirecat on here has posted that he does it. It really is no different that a vinator, except it doesn't collect the dripping and recirculate it, not does it have as much pressure as the vinator.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 11:34 PM   #4
Vector
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posts: 34
Default

I use a spray bottle with star san to sanitize my bottles. Works well for me.
I spray about 3 times in the bottle, roll it around a bit to ensure everything is coated, place it in the sink while I spray the rest. When I got a sink full, I spray the mouths of all the bottles. I then turn them over one at a time and place them in a rack to dry.

__________________
Vector is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 11:39 PM   #5
mcwilcr
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 885
Liked 78 Times on 61 Posts
Likes Given: 42

Default

I have used a spray bottle before in a pinch with no problems but what I prefer to do is put my bottles in the dishwasher on the Sanitize setting and let it run through a cycle without any soap. Works great!

__________________
mcwilcr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 11:44 PM   #6
B33rL0v3r
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 44
Default

Thanks guys, I use star san for sanitation, but I just started using my dishwasher as a bottle tree and its amazing!!

__________________
B33rL0v3r is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2011, 11:51 PM   #7
ryandlf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 257
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Dishwasher works just fine. Also you can get this as someone already mentioned and it does a much better job than a spray bottle, and much quicker than a dishwasher.

__________________
Fermenting/Conditioning:
Cecile's Secret IPA
Midnight Blackout Dark IPA

On-Tap:
Highland Oatmeal Porter Clone
Jungle Love APA
ryandlf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2011, 05:39 PM   #8
allaboutduncan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 36
Default

I'll add my thumbs-up to the Vinator recommendation. One of the best and cheapest purchases you can make. I can place it on top of my bottle tree and sanitize a case of bottles in a few minutes.

__________________
Fermenting: EdWort's Apfelwein, Mac Jack African Amber clone
Bottled: A-Z Brown Ale, MidTN Double IPA, Carter's Creek Falconer Pale Ale, Indian Brown Ale
allaboutduncan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #9
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 27,792
Liked 1826 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 1295

Default

I bought one some time ago,but I think I need to take it back. It pumps down into the bottom of the bowl,instead of up into the bottle. It has a small round plastic strainer on the bottom,& a plastic plug in the top with a "+" sign shaped hole in it. Ball bearing in the middle. Is the pump upside down or what?
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
My new book is on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3MCU0W
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2011, 07:04 PM   #10
jaycount
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 1,008
Liked 19 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I've been immersing mine in a star-san solution in the sink then putting them on the dishwasher rack. Do it about 10 bottles at a time with that method and it works fine plus I get the added comfort of knowing the entire bottle is sanitized.

I like making the mixture up anyways to soak my bottling bucket spigot, bottling wand, etc. in before putting it all together and bottling.

__________________
jaycount is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sanitizing Bottles Tale Of An Ale Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 22 07-04-2011 04:12 PM
Sanitizing bottles? hazedandconfused Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 42 04-30-2011 12:59 AM
Quick question on sanitizing beer bottles using heat megamanisrad Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 10-24-2010 02:20 AM
Sanitizing the bottles for later biZurk Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 06-16-2010 04:44 AM
Sanitizing bottles abweis0 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 01-26-2010 09:04 PM