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Old 01-04-2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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Just a quick question, guess I am being lazy....

If you had acess to a commercial dishwasher with a sanitizing cycle, would you use it on your bottles or any other equipment?

Yes I have unlimited access to one and a complete commercial kitchen.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:10 AM   #2
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Yes, as long as there is no rinse agent being used. Any residue left in the bottles would kill head retention. I seem to remember from my younger days in a kitchen that those are mainly using heat/steam for sanitizing, that and the really nasty soap that they use for cleaning... so I would think you would be fine, but you will know best, as you know how the washer is set up.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:17 AM   #3
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Well, I can use whatever cleaning/sanitizing agents I wanted.

If it sanitizes from steam, I should be ok.

I can run it without soap as well.

There is also a mondo stove, with some serious burners, huge kettles...ect.

I am thinking about brewing there simply for the space is would provide.

Thanks, Doc.
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:33 AM   #4
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heat sanitizing is what you want from the dishwasher. if its using steam, then it should be fine.

bottles don't end up with much liquid shooting into them in a dishwasher anyways.
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:43 AM   #5
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I am thinking about brewing there simply for the space is would provide.
It sounds like this is a restaurant or other place of business? You may want to be careful, brewing at a commercial establishment. Not that your intentions are dishonorable, but I can imagine some ABC man with a stick up his a$$, deciding that you are violating a law because you don't have a license.

 
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:12 PM   #6
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It sounds like this is a restaurant or other place of business? You may want to be careful, brewing at a commercial establishment. Not that your intentions are dishonorable, but I can imagine some ABC man with a stick up his a$$, deciding that you are violating a law because you don't have a license.

Good thought. But its not a restaurant or bar or anything like that. Its a prvate preschool, where I do maintenance at.
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Good thought. But its not a restaurant or bar or anything like that. Its a prvate preschool, where I do maintenance at.
That has me laughing , I guess it's early in the Am, ......yeah you should be just fine............. at a preschool

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Sounds like you've got a good little thing going. The only thing that might be a p.i.t.a. is transporting the wort when you're finished. Good luck
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I think that would work fine. Steam is a great sanitizer.

I probably over clean/sanitize. My process is:

1) After pouring, rinse out sediment and set aside.
2) When I have 12 bottles, fill sink, add oxyclean, soak overnight.
3) Put in dishwasher with Heated Dry
4) Store until ready to bottle
5) Prior to using, i soak them in Star San.
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Good thought. But its not a restaurant or bar or anything like that. Its a prvate preschool, where I do maintenance at.
That is kind of funny sounding. Still I wouldn't advertise it. See your a$$ on the news. Man arrested for having a brewery at a preschool. Gettting hauled away your yelling "I was just sanatizing my bottles." Oh it makes me giggle inside.

 
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