How long do bottles stay clean?

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Manngold
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How long do bottles stay clean?

Post by Manngold » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:31 pm

Cleaned all my bottles Monday, can’t bottle until tomorrow, they are stored in a plastic box under the table with a tea towel over the tops.

Will they be ok?

Thanks

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Re: How long do bottles stay clean?

Post by chefgage » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:24 pm

I would give them another clean and sanitise just before bottling.

Personally i would not clean then sanitise then leave them for a few days before bottling.
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Re: How long do bottles stay clean?

Post by McMullan » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:27 pm

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Re: How long do bottles stay clean?

Post by Manngold » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:54 am

Thanks. To clarify they were cleaned and not sterilised on Monday. Not sure if it changes things?

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Re: How long do bottles stay clean?

Post by Crastney » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:52 pm

I would normally use those reusable plastic caps once cleaned, and then a rinse, and sterilise just before bottling.
once cleaned and capped they can be stored for ages - so clean as many as you have, then keep any you don't fill, ready for next time.

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Re: How long do bottles stay clean?

Post by North Wales Brewer » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:05 pm

I put foil over the bottle tops

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Re: How long do bottles stay clean?

Post by Manngold » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:36 pm

Thanks all. In the end I was lazy, and just went for it...

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