Typically, I wash and sanitize my bottles right before I bottle. I use star San to sanitize. Should I be letting these dry before I bottle? Am I going too far when I sanitize the bottles? I reuse bottles from different beers I have bought. I always rinse them out with water before storing them in a sealed Rubbermaid container. Would it be OK to just store them and then bottle without washing since they have been thoroughly rinsed right after opening? I have always washed and then sanitized for fear of infection.
Best would be to triple or quadruple rinse each bottle as soon as it is poured. Store the rinsed bottles upside down to drip dry in an open container. An open container will prevent the chance of mold growth. Sanitize the bottles with Star San solution before filling, but fill before they dry. Star San is effective only when the sanitized surface remains wet.