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General Category => Kegging and Bottling => Topic started by: bassface74 on March 04, 2010, 07:59:38 am

Title: First time bottling
Post by: bassface74 on March 04, 2010, 07:59:38 am
I am going to be bottling my first homebrew tomorrow night (yay!) and had a question about sanitizing the bottles.  I have been using one step sanitizer and have some in a spray bottle to sanitize my bottling tree.  how long can sanitized bottles stay on the tree before bottling? 
Title: Re: First time bottling
Post by: Hokerer on March 04, 2010, 08:54:04 am
Since the tree usually keeps the bottles upside down, you've got plenty of time.  Like days.
Title: Re: First time bottling
Post by: pinnah on March 04, 2010, 09:16:57 am
Yup, just think about where you are storing the tree,
like maybe not right next to the kitty litter  :D
Title: Re: First time bottling
Post by: maxieboy on March 06, 2010, 11:26:06 am
Why risk precious homebrew? Sanitize and bottle shortly thereafter...My .02  8)
Title: Re: First time bottling
Post by: euge on March 10, 2010, 02:08:03 am
Get 2-3 five gallon buckets. Fill one with sanitizer. The other(s) you can stack the bottles in upside down to drip dry- fitting them in together in concentric circles and stacking them up until you can't fit anymore.

Fill bottles.

Not a good idea to wait.

You can do that with kegs but bottles...?  :P
Title: Re: First time bottling
Post by: bassface74 on March 11, 2010, 03:02:32 pm
After I sanitize my bottles, they tend to have a slight film that tastes kind of salty.  Is this normal? 
Title: Re: First time bottling
Post by: euge on March 11, 2010, 11:06:27 pm
After I sanitize my bottles, they tend to have a slight film that tastes kind of salty.  Is this normal? 

I think One-Step :-\ is OK as a no-rinse but why not switch to Starsan ;D or Iodophor :)? You'll be much happier with how they behave.

Promise. ::)