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Old 01-28-2010, 08:41 PM   #11
Jan 2009
Norfolk, VA
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I use my dishwasher to do a rinse over the bottles. My dishwasher has a sanitization setting that raises the temp to health care I usually do that the night before. Then the day of (I have no one open the dishwasher till I've finished bottling), then I'll use the iodophor in the vinator and hang them on the bottle tree. I haven't had any issues with this thus far.

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Old 01-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #12
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This is what I do and it works wonders.

I just run them in the dishwasher on extra hot wash with no soap or anything. This is obviously after I rinse old yeast out. It's annoying though I can't do extra hot and sani-rinse on glass express so it's a 2hour plus run.

It's easy and works like a charm.

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Old 01-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #13
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Cincinnati, OH
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Originally Posted by IceFisherChris View Post
This is what I do when I bottle:
Take my bucket and fill it with hot water and StarSan. Submerge (stand them up) in the water. You can fit 12 bottles like this. Let them sit for a couple minutes and take them out (pour all of the sanitizer back into the bucket) and then dunk 12 more in. Fill the 12 bottles you just removed and cap them. Remove the 12 bottles that are soaking, return the sanitizer, dunk 12 more in... fill them and repeat!
It really helps to have someone capping or doing something else for you.

Since you have dirty bottles, definitely soak them and use a bottle brush if you have one. I don't think you need to run them through a dishwasher... I would just rinse with hot water. You won't do any harm but I think you might be going a little overboard.
+1 with Iodophor
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