« on: March 11, 2017, 10:57:10 AM »
My procedure for keeping bottles sanitized and clean is as follows. I always have two five gallon buckets with a strong water bleach solution sitting in the basement filled with bottles. Upon removing them from the buckets, I run them under tap water and give them a thorough rinse. Place them in a rack upside down to dry. Once dry, place them into cases and store until I need them.
On bottling day, I take these bleached bottles and give them a Starsan soak for three minutes or so and invert them once again for about five minutes.
Assuming water from the tap is sterile, can I skip the Starsan soak?