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Old 12-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
Mar 2011
La Crosse, wi
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My dishwasher has a sanitation cycle that I've used to sanitize my bottles & it works. I've always rinsed the bottles under cold tap water just to cool them down a bit. Is that necessary? Will the heat give my beer off-flavors?

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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Dec 2007
Hillsborough, NJ, New Jersey
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If you are rinsing with tap water, your bottles are no longer sanitary!!

I also wouldn't fill the bottles when they are hot.

You should try rinsing your bottles with a no-rise sanitizer like Star-San or Iodophor.

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #3
May 2012
Wash, DC
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Ive stopped using star San on bottles for the last six batches. I use the dishwasher with a shot of vinegar and high, bacteria killing temperature. I don't bother cooling the bottles and I've had excellent results.
To wine-drinking they are very much given, and it is not permitted for a man to vomit or to make water in presence of another. --Heredotus, on the subject of Persians

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