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Old 08-29-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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How dry do my bottles have to be, they are sanitized and in a tree, but i don't want to wait 3-4 hours for the complete drip dry.



 
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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You don't want to dry the bottles at all. Give them their time in the sanitizer and bottle away.


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Old 08-29-2008, 02:43 AM   #3
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You don't want to dry the bottles at all. Give them their time in the sanitizer and bottle away.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:22 AM   #4
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I use the vinator/bottle tree combination. Have to say this has been a huge time saver. I rinse all my bottles, and hang them all on the tree, then before bottling, I give then all 4 - 5 squirts with the vinator in a iodophor/water mix, then rack and bottle. They are by no means completely dry when I fill bottles. 15 batches, no infection...

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Old 08-29-2008, 03:28 AM   #5
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It's safer not to wait for them to dry. If you do give them some time, just keep them upside down so thing don't fall in.

Actually let me clarify:

IF you are using a no-rinse sanitizer (like starsan, iodophor solution), don't worry about lettin them dry. It sounds like you are using a no rinser.



 
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