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Title: First bottling
Post by: swoag on February 05, 2016, 11:11:21 AM
I am in the midst of brewing my first batch and was cleaning bottles a couple days ago, and after hand washing, I ran through the dish washer. I figured, what could it hurt. Later in the day I just happened to come across something about rinse aids. Turns out I ran my bottles through with detergent that included a rinse aid which is apparently bad for head retention.

Any advice on removing the layer of rinse aid from the bottles?

I had seen something about a solution of vinegar and water, was wondering if that would be the way to go, or if there are other cleaners that would work the same or better.

Thanks
Title: Re: First bottling
Post by: arctic78 on February 05, 2016, 01:32:50 PM
 I always fill a large plastic tub with a mix of water and bleach . 30ml ( 1oz) of bleach to 20 litres ( 5.2G ) of water let them soak in that mix for an hour or so then rinse very well with hot water from the kitchen tap. This i got from Charlie Papazian's book and it has all ways worked well for me. Just make sure it is the plain bleach with no additives.
Title: Re: First bottling
Post by: Maine Homebrewer on February 05, 2016, 04:56:48 PM
I second what arctic78 said. Soaking in bleach water works wonders.
Title: Re: First bottling
Post by: swoag on February 08, 2016, 12:24:22 PM
Thanks for the advice.