Originally Posted by JLivermore
Thanks. I'll get some for next time. I'm far from LHBS, no car, going to use dish soap and attempt "rinse extremely thoroughly" today.
You can laugh a month from now if it sucks.
grab a container of oxyclean or "oxygen" cleaner from your 99 cent store.... will work just as well as pbw for 95% of people and be a HELL of a lot cheaper. here's my process and ZERO bottle issues so far
1. soak in oxyclean or pbw
2. rinse out and toss in the dishwasher
3. run dishwasher with NO soap on sanitation mode
4. dunk in star san and bottle
it may be a little overkill but really isn't any harder than soaking and rinsing... just takes an extra 40 minutes to run the sanitation cycle on your dishwasher (sanitation mode runs uber hot to kill off any nasties)
if you're doing it today. clean them with a mild detergent and THEN run them through the diswasher on sani mode. that should rinse MOST of the residue off. then star san it and go....
OR if you're close to a walmart just pick up their "sun" oxygen cleaner (oxiclean knockoff) for like $4 and do it that way.... same result as PBW