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Old 03-07-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Sanitizing Bottles

Up here in Portland, our tap water is very clean and drinkable. I have been sanitizing my bottles lately using bleach water and then rinsing them. But my question is, is it REALLY that important to do my post bleach rince with water that has been boiled? Or does it more depend on the location one lives in?

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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I highly suggest a no rinse sanitizer over your current method. Your water is probably fine, but bleach is tough to get rid of. It'll save you time and water.

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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I'd think you would need to be super careful about making sure that all the bleach is thoroughly rinsed.

If you don't want to rinse, why don't you use a no-rinse sanitizer like Iodophor or Star-San?

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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+1 on what BendBrewer said. I highly recommend a no-rinse solution. I used to used iodophor, and now use StarSan. Either is fine. If you have a dishwasher, another option is to sanitize the bottles in there (using heat).

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Sadly my dishwasher only can do a full cycle, it can't do just the heat cycle.

is Iodophor and Star-San only in brew shops? Or regular stores? I'd like to get rid of using bleach, I just haven't had a lot of extra time to figure out a better kind yet.

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:43 PM   #6
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Sadly my dishwasher only can do a full cycle, it can't do just the heat cycle.

is Iodophor and Star-San only in brew shops? Or regular stores? I'd like to get rid of using bleach, I just haven't had a lot of extra time to figure out a better kind yet.
Revvy recommends Teat Dip found in Feed Stores if going the Idosophor route. Same thing and much cheaper. But it looks like you are in Portland. Isn't there some brew shops around you?
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:46 PM   #7
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Yeah, we have about 3-4 in about a 20 mile radius from me. I just need time to go up there.

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That Star San stuff is one of my best friends. It keeps so have a bucket and lid handy.

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:28 PM   #9
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Star San plus this http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...37d9e8a9162d5e

Quick and easy.

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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Does Star-San foam a lot in the Vinator? I bought Saniclean instead for the Vinator for that reason.

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