Sanitizing bottles?

Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:36 pm

Currently I reuse my bottles. After I finish a bomber bottle, I rinse it with very hot water several times, removing ALL sediment. On bottling day, I rinse with VERY hot water several times and then rinse with Star-San. Does this sound reasonable for sanitizing bottles? Two of my last 6 brews had off tastes, but I was suspect of some of the other steps in my process on those beers (temp control, oxididation) . I just bottled my best beer yet, a Tripel, using this process. Thx.
Jason.

tap:Alesmith IPA
carboy:Sour Blonde, Rye Saison w/Brett
bottld: Tripel A,Tripel B,Sour Blonde,Hef, Saison w/Brett
OnDeck:Brown Ale
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Re: Sanitizing bottles?

Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:45 pm

I always give my bottles a good long soak (usually overnight) in PBW (or plain unscented oxyclean) and hitting them with a bottle brush, so that they are really clean before rinsing well and sanitizing them. Even if they looked clean, you never know. More than once have I found a little spot of mold come floating out of a "clean" bottle when I didn't expect it.

Hot water sometimes is not enough.
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Re: Sanitizing bottles?

Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:55 pm

BDawg wrote:I always give my bottles a good long soak (usually overnight) in PBW (or plain unscented oxyclean) and hitting them with a bottle brush, so that they are really clean before rinsing well and sanitizing them. Even if they looked clean, you never know. More than once have I found a little spot of mold come floating out of a "clean" bottle when I didn't expect it.

Hot water sometimes is not enough.

Got it thanks.
Jason.

tap:Alesmith IPA
carboy:Sour Blonde, Rye Saison w/Brett
bottld: Tripel A,Tripel B,Sour Blonde,Hef, Saison w/Brett
OnDeck:Brown Ale
Longtermferm:

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