I have 2 cases of 22 oz bottles (new) that I'll need to clean and sanitize by next weekend. Please share your best practices and can I clean ahead of time? I don't have a bottle tree so drying is a concern. Do I need to fully submerge all of the bottles in star san or just spray with a bottle?
My procedure with new bottles;
Dish washing soap and bottle brush on electric drill. Removes manufacturing oils and warehouse dirt/dust.
Rinsed with jet washer on faucet. Store bottles upside down with bottle mouth on clean plastic wrap in carton.
On bottling day; Few tablespoons of starsan solution in each bottle from gallon jug using a small funnel. Shake well to fully wet inside.
Dump starsan from bottles into bucket for sanitizing other equipment.
Bottles are turned upside down in a drip rack I made by drilling holes in a board.
Bottle caps are sanitized in starsan solution.