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Skip a step and make it easy...

Submitted by: Anonymous on October 18th, 2004

If you have the right set up this tip will save you time, especially at clean-up.

I sanitize my bottles in chlorine water in a very large cooler/ice chest. No need to rinse, just put them in the dishwasher neck facing downward. Run a cycle with no dishwashing soap, and especially no surficants. The water rinses them, and the heat dries them.

Put your bottling bucket on the counter above the dishwasher and then bottle right there on the lowered door of the dishwasher. Any spills remain in the door. No clean-up. Just close the door.


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Re: Skip a step and make it easy... Oct 31st 2004, 12:41 am
Pretty good idea but, I don't think much water gets up in the bottles in the dishwasher which would possible leave some bleach residue. Why not give them a quick rinse and then put them in the dw for the heat drying cycle?
Comment by: BrewerBob reply to comment
Re: Skip a step and make it easy... Dec 24th 2004, 03:07 pm
sodium hypochlorite, mixed with water, at the proper amount for sanitizing food equiptment (200 ppm, 1/2 tblsp. per gal), is recomended not to be rinsed & requires only 2 min. of contact. or so says the manufacturer.
Comment by: prairie dog reply to comment
Re: Skip a step and make it easy... Feb 21st 2005, 10:28 pm
Great idea but my kegs don't fit in my dishwasher. :)
Comment by: Hornbrau reply to comment