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Old 01-07-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
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Is it possible to put all my bottles in the dish washer and replace the soap with non rinse sanitizer?


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Are you asking about cleaning or sanitizing? That's two different things.
Cleaners clean and sanitizers sanitize, and you really need to clen first and sanitize after.

Many of us use oxclean in a bin with hot water, it also gets the labels off easily.

And putting no rinse sanitizer in the dish washer is NOT a good idea, there is a thread an pictures floating around here of a kitchen full of foam from putting starsan in the dishwasers.


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u use oxi clean as a sanitizer or cleaner?
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u use oxi clean as a sanitizer or cleaner?
Oxiclean is a icleanser.

Iodophor and Starsan are the two most recomenned sanitizer we use in brewing.
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As others have said, I also use oxyclean to "clean" a batch of bottles once I gather a few cases of 'em. Then I store them in the closet with my beer equipment upside down in old cases. Bottling day (which is now thankfully a thing of the past with the new keezer) I'd pull out 55 or so bottles, load them in the dishwasher and run it on extra hot/sanitize mode with heated dry to "sanitize" them. Let them cool a few hours, then bottle away.... not a single contamination issue to date.
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so wouldnt putting them in with normal dishwasher detergent with a heated dry do the trick? no sanitizer needed?
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Dish washing detergent might leave a soap on them which would taint your beer and reduce head if i have learned anything from browsing over the last few days.
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I don't add any sanitizer or detergent to the dishwasher... nothing. I allow the hot water and heated dry to perform the sanitizing. And... as I said earlier, no problems to date after many many batches.
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And putting no rinse sanitizer in the dish washer is NOT a good idea, there is a thread an pictures floating around here of a kitchen full of foam from putting starsan in the dishwasers.
is this the "poor-man's" dry ice fog?
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is this the "poor-man's" dry ice fog?
LOL...

I wish I could remember who posted the picture...I think it might have been yooper acutally.


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