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Countryboy73

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I've brewed a few kits from Mr beer trying to find one that I like. When I empty a bottle I rince it out set it aside to dry. When I bottle again I wash the bottle with hot water then use the 1step sanitizer. This might be a stupid ? but, if I rince it out after drinking the beer do I need to wash it and sanitize it before bottling again or could I just sanitize it before bottling? Or would there be a possibility of ruining the beer by not washing the bottles.
 

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If you cleaned well with water, let dry then sanitized before use it will be fine. I've been doing this for a long time without any issues. I rinse very well with water though. YMMV.
 
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Awesome thanks. My back gets to killing me from leaning over the sink to wash the bottles. That'll save a lot of time.
 

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I rinse with hot water immediately after pouring. When getting ready to bottle, I run each bottle over a bottle jet, then hit them with StarSan using a sulfiter and hang on a bottle tree. No problems thus far.
 

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My only warning would be to look though the bottle at a light for stuck sediment. Occasionally I see a film on the bottom. I clean by rinsing right away, then drop into a bucket of soapy water to soak overnight.
 
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