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Old 05-03-2013, 12:05 AM   #11
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I use this (stock photo) makes life so much easier.... I just use a sprayer and spray down the arms fill up the reservoir and I'm off.....
Just bought the whole set up. Can't wait To use it. Looks very easy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:16 AM   #12
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Just bought the whole set up. Can't wait To use it. Looks very easy.
The hardest part will be putting vintonater together. The spring can be tricky. Take your time and you'll get it. Cheers! Sure makes bottling easier.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:42 AM   #13
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I know , I just cant bring myself to NOT rinse it out. Even though I know it wont hurt anything.
If you rinse you defeat the purpose of the sanitzer.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:51 AM   #14
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If you rinse you defeat the purpose of the sanitzer.
Not if using distilled water. The sanitizer will kill anything that might still be stuck on the bottle after cleaning. Using fresh opened container of distilled water will not infect anything.

There's no reason to have to use a bottle brush if you rinse the bottles out very good right after a pour. I rinse them then let drain upside down in a dish drying rack and them I put them up the next day. Then all you have to do is soak them in oxiclean and sanitize next bottling day. There's so many different ways people do things. And using a bottle brush will always be better but not necessary if you maintain good rinsing practice after pouring the brew into a glass.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:55 AM   #15
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What about Star San in wine? Will it give it any off flavors? In my beer bottles I leave it, but I rinse it out of my wine bottles.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:24 AM   #16
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Has anyone every tried to use the sanitizing setting on their dishwasher. if so did it work and did you add anything to it.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:38 AM   #17
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I use the dishwasher. Works great! I have set it to run when leaving for work and they are good to go when I get home. It takes longer but does the job. Btw... Don't use any soap.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:40 AM   #18
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I rinse well right after I empty one, then I run it through the dish washer. I then store it until I am going to bottle then I run them all through the dish washer again.

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:07 AM   #19
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"There's no reason to have to use a bottle brush if you rinse the bottles out very good right after a pour. I rinse them then let drain upside down in a dish drying rack and them I put them up the next day. Then all you have to do is soak them in oxiclean and sanitize next bottling day."

This is what I was told in the beginning. But I rinse all bottles out three quick times (pour ~2 oz and swirl vigorously) and have been noticing yeast that won't let go in some, but in most I see a film of some sort.

I finally bought a bottle and wine brush and fill up a bucket with Oxyclean and scrub them out. I found that it still misses some of the residue stuff and so I bent a pistol nylon scrub brush so it'll get into the edges. It may not hurt anything, but I don't like weird stuff.

Is this film (or whatever) not a concern?

So now I scrub my bottles and rinse on one day, and the next I soak them in Star San for 1-5 mins and place on the bottle tree until I am ready to bottle.

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I also give more beer to the guys that bring me cleaner bottles. One friend brings me about 24 clean rinsed and dried bottles every 2 weeks. I return 6 full ones in return.

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