Hello all. I am a new brewer and I am about to bottle my first batch. I have a big collection of crud free bottles already. I usually soak them in oxyclean to de-label and clean them. I know they need to be sanitized now. I did a batch in my dishwasher this morning, but they smell like chlorine now. What does everyone else do to not have smelly bottles? Star San rinse? Help!
I do oxiclean overnight, rinse, then dishwasher with no detergent. Star san and back into the dishwasher rack just to have somewhere to hold them while I bottle. I set my bottling bucket on the counter directly above the dishwasher, keep the dishwasher door open, pull up a chair and bottle away. I pull the bottles out of the dishwasher rack as I go and the dishwasher door catches any drips.