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Postby Steven » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:41 pm

I read someplace about putting your bottles in a dishwasher before bottling, but I forgot the basics. Do I still have to sanitize after, what cycle, and any other info would be very helpful.
I would like to bottle in a 2L growler (Grolsch type top), do I need to do anything different then with a regular 12 oz capped bottle?
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sanitize in dishwasher

Postby slothrob » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:46 pm

This is a real effort saver.

Put your cleaned bottles in the dishwasher, without soap and especially without "rinse aid".
Wash on "Sanitize" if you have it, otherwise on Heaed Wash and Heated Dry (that's what I have).
When they're done, you're ready to bottle.

On my dishwaser, it goes from the hot wash to a cold rinse, so I manually skip over that rinse so I don't add any bugs from the tap water, but it may not be crucial, with the hot dry step at the end.
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Postby londonaftermi26 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:27 am

i so far my bottles always go in the dishwasher, before i bottle, on a high heat setting, then i use no rinse sanitizer afterwards , and have had no issues yet :)
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Postby slothrob » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:26 pm

The procedure I posted allows you to skip the sanitizer.

The dishwasher isn't very good at washing bottles, as the spray doesn't get inside very well, but it does a great job of sanitizing the bottles. I've used this technique to sanitize all but 1 batch, that one was sterilized in the oven, which is another good technique.
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Postby cozrulz » Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:32 pm

I just used one step on my bottles. That worked well.
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