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Old 03-27-2005, 07:12 PM   #11
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I use Starsan, it's not cheap, but is very good. And at the low levels that you useit, it can't be bad for the environment. What helps bring the cost down is that you can reuse it for quite some time.

 
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:10 PM   #12
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I read somewhere that the active ingredients in One-Step is almost the same thing as the ingredients as Oxy-Clean. Heck One-Step says it uses oxygen to clean and sanitize.

 
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:38 PM   #13
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I just use iodophor... seems to work well. If something is really needing to be cleaned and sanitzed, then I just bleach the heck out of it... then it is easy to clean and nice and sanitized too

 
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:35 PM   #15
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quick and cheap sanitizer is two capfuls of unscented bleach to one gallon of water.sanitize all buckets before and after brewing.remember to rinse all
brewing items to remove bleach odor.Also I sanitize my bottles in the dishwasher .substitute dishwasher detergent with one-step sanitizer.saves money and alot of labor

 
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:59 PM   #16
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Detergent isn't actually a sanitizer is it? I imagine your technique works well because it thoroughly cleans the bottles, and it's very hot. Do you (or anyone) have any idea how hot dishwashers get?

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Old 04-16-2005, 12:26 AM   #17
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do not -- repeat -- do no use detergent in your dishwaher.use one step. dishwasher water temp is approx. 185 degrees.always make sure strainer in bottom of dishwasher is always free of food particles.

 
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:13 AM   #18
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Quote:
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quick and cheap sanitizer is two capfuls of unscented bleach to one gallon of water.sanitize all buckets before and after brewing.remember to rinse all
brewing items to remove bleach odor.Also I sanitize my bottles in the dishwasher .substitute dishwasher detergent with one-step sanitizer.saves money and alot of labor
Don't rely on your dishwasher to clean OR sanitize your bottles. If you are using typical bottles, the narrow neck prevents sanitizer or any other liquid from getting up compeletely inside the bottle. Further, the heat within the dishwasher doesn't produce steam hot enough to sanitize either.

It seems you've had luck using this method, but IMHO that's what you've had so far - luck. You need to adopt a method that does a much better job coating the entire inside of the bottle with sanitizer.

I can do this to two cases of bottles using my bottling bucket and 5 gallons of iodophor far quicker than the dishwasher can cycle through the wash/dry cycle.

 
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Old 04-17-2005, 11:48 PM   #19
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I've also put my bottles in the oven set to 200 degrees and let them heat soak for an hour or two after rinsing them, seems to work quite well. When I pull them out of the oven I put little tin foil caps on them until they cool and I am ready to use them.

 
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