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Sanitization: Bottles and Bottle Caps

Sanitization Bottles and Bottle Caps

While searching the various internets, I see some posts on sanitizing bottles and bottle caps. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with making sure everything is clean and germ free, why make the brew process harder than it needs to be?

Pasteurization is about 140 degrees. Your bottles and bottle caps will be sanitized at that temperature

You don’t need to be putting no rinse sanitizer on your bottles and bottle caps. All you need is a dishwasher or an oven. Place your bottles in your (empty) dishwasher and run on the dry cycle.

But Max, I don’t have a dishwasher. What do I do?

Throw the bottles in the oven, set it to  around 180º or Warm and wait about 20 minutes. Remember to let them cool down or you’ll hurt those precious beer making hands of yours.

Why Waste the Sanitizer

Bottle cap sanitizing is even easier and takes as long as boiling water.

The easiest way to sanitize your bottle caps is to boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Cut the heat, add the bottle caps and you’re good to go! No need to have them sit in a dish waiting to be sanitized

There you go! An easy way to sanitize your bottles and bottle caps without using any sanitizer.

Now if you don’t mind the money, you can always buy a vintner or a bottle washer. They definitely speed the process along, however  it will come at a small cost.

Boom. An easy, alternative way to sanitize bottles and bottle caps.