Originally Posted by cooldood
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.