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Old 10-13-2008, 07:03 AM   #1
Oct 2008
Portland, OR
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So I have a collection of 22's that I've built up in anticipation of bottling my first batch. I washed them out as I was finished with them to avoid the ickies building up in the bottom. Now for getting the labels off. I cooked them in a stock pot at a low temp to soften up the labels and when they all fell off, I pulled to pot off the burner, let the bottles cool a bit, and the scrubbed off the gum residue with a Brillo pad, rinsed well and let dry.

Short of the sanitizing prior to bottling, have I cleaned them well enough?


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Old 10-13-2008, 07:20 AM   #2
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As long as you don't see anything inside the bottle you're good to go.

A quick soak in some star san, fill'r up, and start another one. That's what I would do.

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:09 PM   #3
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next time instead of all that scrubbing, just soak them in oxyclean overnight. It will save the elbow grease for opening bottles and lifting samples...
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