Originally Posted by BetterSense
Sure, if you rinse it out with hot lye followed by hydrochloric acid, maybe. But not plain water or oxyclean or star-san.
Yall must have special space-age bottles, because all of mine (of many different brands) LOOK perfectly clean after rinsing, but if you actually check closely (like with a flashlight), and rub the inside with some kind of brush, you will see that there is a leftover film there. Is it hurting the beer? Maybe not. Are the bottles clean ENOUGH? Maybe. But they are not clean and it's not good to spread bad advice. The criteria for if a bottle is clean is not "it's clean if I can't see big chunks in the bottom".
Yeah I'm going to have to disagree with you there. I always rinse mine right after pouring with a few doses of hot water and one of cold water. I stopped bottle brushing mine not because it was too much work, but because I -was- looking at the bottles and noticed it wasn't doing anything for me. Perhaps your water or something else just leaves a film?