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01-31-2017, 05:54 PM
I am about to bottle my first batch in Grolsch bottles and prep the gear for the second batch.
It is time to clean and sanitize everything.
I have seen several mentions of other methods and chemical for this.
I wanted to see what you think of the method in my checklist:

1) Clean & sanitize everything to be used for Day 1 list
a) PWB cleaner: cup = 5 ounces for 5 gallons of warm water. 30 minute soak time.
b) BTF Iodophor ounces (1 tablespoon) per 5 gallons cold water
c) Soak for 10 minutes, drip dry for 10 more.

01-31-2017, 06:32 PM
I just use bleach to clean all my bottles because it's cheap and I don't mind rinsing everything.

01-31-2017, 06:44 PM
I use star san to sanitize.
I don't liekt eh residual that iodine products leave.

01-31-2017, 09:08 PM
K-meta. Then I don't need to worry about any of the sanitizer clinging to the inside surfaces of the bottles.

02-01-2017, 06:22 AM
Thanks, I have seen the discoloration on plastic after leaving the Iodophor in too long or overdoing the concentration. It does fade after a while.
I do like the short soak time on that product, but I am concerned about unintended flavors.

Has anyone noticed any flavor problems with any of the cleaner or sanitizing products you mentioned?

So far I have not noticed anything off in taste tests of my first batch, but it is not bottled yet.
Once bottled there will be more container surface area per volume of product than in the carboy, and I was wondering if sanitizer residue in the bottles is a concern.