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Old 09-13-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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What is the best and fastest way to clean and sanatize
bottles?
It seems like everytime I go to bottle it takes longer than
it should.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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What is the best and fastest way to clean and sanatize
bottles?
It seems like everytime I go to bottle it takes longer than
it should.
Rise them out immediately after pouring the beer. Dry upside down and store them already clean. On bottling day, soak them in Starsan solution for a couple minutes. I usually get them soaking before I prepare the rest of the bottling steps (priming sugar, racking to bottling bucket, etc.) No scrubbing necessary.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:21 PM   #3
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Rinse out the bottles soon after pouring your beer.

Then sanitize with Starsan using a Vinator.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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Rinse out the bottles soon after pouring your beer.

Then sanitize with Starsan using a Vinator.
+1 to the Vinator, but you are CLEANING your bottles, not just rinsing right?
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+1 to the Vinator, but you are CLEANING your bottles, not just rinsing right?
If you rinse well right away with hot water there is no need for much cleaning. I do look into the bottle held up to a light to make sure nothing is stuck inside.
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I tried the no cleaning method and found that a good amount of the bottles had some Brett when I bottled with them again so I stopped doing it after that.
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If you rinse well right away with hot water there is no need for much cleaning. I do look into the bottle held up to a light to make sure nothing is stuck inside.
I have been using this method with no ill effects. I also don't use brett so YMMV.
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No way would I trust a rinse with water to clean anything, much less something I'm going to drink. You can't sanitize a dirty bottle with Star San.
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Rinse after drinking.
Fill with hot Oxy/PBW solution, cover mouth with thumb and shake vigorously, rinse with bottle rinser screwed onto faucet.
Sanitize with StarSan and Vinator.
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I have cleaning the bottles in the dishwater and then running them through the sanitary cycle,but I can only fit about 2 1/2 cases the rest I do by hand in a iodine water mix.
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