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Offline jtconrad74

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First time bottling
« 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? 

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Re: First time bottling
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: First time bottling
« Reply #2 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

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Re: First time bottling
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 11:26:06 AM »
Why risk precious homebrew? Sanitize and bottle shortly thereafter...My .02  8)
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Re: First time bottling
« Reply #4 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
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Re: First time bottling
« Reply #5 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? 

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Re: First time bottling
« Reply #6 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. ::)
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