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Old 10-24-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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I have a small kitchen and no garage so I am limited in my cleaning and prep area. Have people had problems combining the cleaning and sterilizing of bottles into one step: 24 oz pot of water and bottles, boiling for 15 minutes and hang on the drying tree? Thanks.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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Is this a question?

I live in a loft with a tiny kitchen, and use a rubbermade bin for cleaning the bottles.

Soaking them for a day or so in oxyclean removes and gunk and even labels off commercial beer bottles...

Then to sanitize them, I find the vinator with starsan or iodophor is the best / and easiest gaurenteed method to sanitze them.

Other methods such as boiling or baking or dishwasher MAY kill the stuff in the bottle, but they don't protect the bottles from any microorganism that comes in contact after. Using a No-rinse/wet contact sanitzer and only draining not drying the sanitizer kills off anything that may touch the bottles/objects after the surface killing..kinda like a bullet proof vest.

I go into great deal of detail about sanitzation here, as well as provide lots of tips for using sanitizers properly.

And here's some great tips and ideas here;
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