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Old 04-25-2011, 12:12 AM   #1
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Quick question. When I sanitize my bottles(in starsan) is it ok to just dip them in solution and wet the inside real quick - basically cover all surfaces of the bottle real quick and its good to go? Or should i stick with what ive been doing which is to completely fill and submerge them in starsan for 30-60 seconds?


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Old 04-25-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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Putting a bit in each bottle and shaking them will work fine. Do you have a bottle tree?

Whichever makes you feel safer.


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I highly recommend one of these http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...-bottle-rinser But just wetting the inside should be enough.
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I highly recommend one of these http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...-bottle-rinser But just wetting the inside should be enough.
Yes, makes it so much easier
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Got a dishwasher? Throw them in there on the rinse and sanitize stage.
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Got a dishwasher? Throw them in there on the rinse and sanitize stage.
That's what I do; works great. Throw them in there for about a 10 minute rinse, then crank on the sanitizer during the drying cycle.
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Just make sure you don't have any of that drying agent stuff in there.

Or switch to kegging lol
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I highly recommend one of these http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...-bottle-rinser But just wetting the inside should be enough.
Agreed.
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Got a dishwasher? Throw them in there on the rinse and sanitize stage.


did this once.. it uses a lot of water and takes forever (although you can be doing something else while they are washing).

What Ive found to be better is this:
I spray a little in each bottle, thumb the opening and shake, place upside down in clean dishwasher to drain... then, once they are all in the dishwasher, I spray them down with some more starsan.

then they are sanitized in and out, and ready in the dishwasher to be pulled out and filled.

Im going to buy a vinator as soon as I have a spare 20 bucks, but Ill still use the dishwasher like this for the setup... its really easy.
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