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Old 09-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
Jun 2009
Basque Country
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I had my first contamination after more than 50 batches. I threw away every plastic element that stayed in contact with the infection. But I am still worried about the bottles.

I cleaned them concienciously, with water and soap, I will sanitize them prior to bottling next batch. Will this be enough?

Thanks to everyone here.

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Old 09-08-2010, 08:49 PM   #2
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Nov 2009
Fremont, CA
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I had a similar situation after about 30 batches and realized that the bottles themselves caused the infection. I recyced all my bottles and started kegging. If you don't want to do that, i would strongly recommend an overnight PBW soak and a bit of scrubbing followed by a star san soak.

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Old 09-09-2010, 01:06 AM   #3
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You could always fill up your kitchen sink with a bleach water solution and kill two birds with one stone. Add the bottles to fill them up and soak them overnight in the bleach solution. Rinse in the morning and you are set. Your sink will be spotless too.

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