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Old 05-20-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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I thoroughly clean and sanitize my bottles. But do I need to allow the inside of the bottles to completely dry prior to bottling or is rinsing out the sanitizer then bottling sufficient? Please help.


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Old 05-20-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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I would recommend using a no-rinse sanitizer.

If you rinse your bottles out with un-sanitized water after you sanitize them, then you basically just un-sanitized your bottles.

I have a lot of friends that do a rinse and haven't had many problems, but personally I would rather not take the chance on one or two bad bottles. Especially if entering a competition.

Oh yeah - your original question - they do not have to be completely dry.


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Old 05-20-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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Let's think about this for a second...First, why would you sanitize something then rinse it with possibly "dirty" water and thereby negating anything you just did by sanitizing?

What sanitizer are you using? I believe most if not all the possible sanitizers we use in the HB world are what are considered "no rinse" and "wet" sanitizers. Meaning it only works while the item is wet with the sanitizer.
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+ 1 on no-rinse sanitizer = Star San

and:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/revv...herwise-94812/
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+ 1 on no-rinse sanitizer = Star San

and:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/revv...herwise-94812/
Another +1 for Star San & Revvy's thread. It was a life-saver for bottling my first batch.

And if you do use Star San remember you can fill the bottle with the Star San foam still in it!
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The answer would be no. You do not have to let the bottles dry out - but see above comments.

I use One Step or actually now I use Dish Washer on Sanitize. Then burn my hands getting the bottles out.
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I use One Step or actually now I use Dish Washer on Sanitize. Then burn my hands getting the bottles out.
You aint lyin'! I have a few burn blisters on my thumb from taking the bottles out of the dishwasher after the sanitize cycle. Saved a lot of time though. Small price to pay for convenience.
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I am using a one step no-rinse sanitizer by LD Carlson. If you use the dishwasher do you use the no-rinse sanitizer instead of Cascade?
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if you use the dishwasher, don't put any soap in it, run it like regular and do the heat dry, make sure it's not on 'energy saver' or whatever it is called on yours... not all dishwashers have the 'sanitize' option on them, but the heat dry will get it done for you.
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if you use the dishwasher, don't put any soap in it, run it like regular and do the heat dry, make sure it's not on 'energy saver' or whatever it is called on yours... not all dishwashers have the 'sanitize' option on them, but the heat dry will get it done for you.
DING DING DING, we have a winner!

Dishwasher, no soap, maybe a tablespoon of bleach in the wash cycle and heat dry is on. Best bottle tree ever.


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