I am new to the board, so I apologize if the question has been answered. I did a search and found similar topics, but not exactly what I was looking for. I read in my intro to brewing book that you can use TSP to clean the bottles, and mix with bleach to sanitize. I went to the local store and they only had TSP-PF (phosphate free). Will this do the same? I filled a 5 gallon bucket (not used for fermenting or bottling) and mixed with water as the instructions list. I put about 15 bottles in there for about 2 hours, and the labels basically come right off or have already fallen off. I just rinse under very hot water. I did not have bleach so just used TSP-PF.
1. Is this stuff the same as TSP? If not, is it okay to be using?
2. Since I did not use bleach, I plan on putting bottles in dishwasher on sanitizer mode to sanitize the night before bottling. All the bottles I am using have been washed out right after drinking previously. Will this do the job? I then use a no-rinse solution provided with my brew kit on every bottle before filling. How does the process sound?
Any other suggestions? After getting these labels off these bottles, I will hopefully re-use and won't need to remove labels every time, just sanitize. Is it enough to just use the no-rinse solution before bottling if I have properly rinses the bottles out after drinking?
Thank you very much!