How long do bottles stay sanitised?

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How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by Paddington » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:26 am

Once I’ve sanitised my bottles with Star San (well, the Malt Miller version) and put on a sanitised plastic cap, how long will they stay sanitised? I’m thinking a few hours or overnight at the most. I hate bottling and I’d just like to break up the jobs a bit.

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by LeeH » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:52 am

Good question, probably not that long. I gives them a squirt and hang them on the bottle tree on bottling day. Takes a few seconds a bottle.
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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by Paddington » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:26 pm

See, I never think a squirt gets everywhere so I slosh some in the bottle, give it a shake and then pop the Star San into the next one. I'm paranoid about sanitising so I probably make a rod for my own back.

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by LeeH » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:00 pm

Not with a bottle sprayer.

2 pumps and hang on the bottle tree.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bottle-Rinse ... 0505.m3226
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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by Paddington » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:05 pm

Aah, I had one of those and broke it very quickly. I might try again as it was a quick way of doing it.

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by chefgage » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:34 pm

LeeH wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Not with a bottle sprayer.

2 pumps and hang on the bottle tree.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bottle-Rinse ... 0505.m3226
This. Best thing i bought for sanitising bottles. Like what LeeH said, two squirts then onto the bottle tree. Once thats all done, beer straight into the bottles.. happy days :)

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by Paddington » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:38 pm

chefgage wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:34 pm
LeeH wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Not with a bottle sprayer.

2 pumps and hang on the bottle tree.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bottle-Rinse ... 0505.m3226
This. Best thing i bought for sanitising bottles. Like what LeeH said, two squirts then onto the bottle tree. Once thats all done, beer straight into the bottles.. happy days :)
Make an offer it says... I did, and the counter offer came back at a saving of 14p! I went elsewhere.

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by Kingfisher4 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:07 pm

I saw reviews of the one above also saying they broke quickly.
I went for the yellow one which is much less brittle. 1ml starsan in 500ml tap water in a beer bottle, need top ups to allow for speed and wasting some during drainage when bottling a 25 litre brew.
A few residual bubbles don't matter, no hassle and no infection, so far over 600 bottles and going strong:
Like this one:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Yellow-Eco-Bot ... /793647367

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by Paddington » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:08 pm

Funnily enough, I've just bought one of these!

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by Kingfisher4 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:39 pm

Paddington wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:08 pm
Funnily enough, I've just bought one of these!
Great, hope it works as well for you too.

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by McMullan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:16 pm

Starsan breaks down to 'bug' food...

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by Paddington » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:23 pm

McMullan wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Starsan breaks down to 'bug' food...
In a few hours?

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by RobP » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:36 pm

If you capped the bottle and the bottle was sterile at that point it should stay sterile forever.

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by RobP » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:38 pm

I leave the bottles on the tree overnight and bottle the following day. Had no problems.

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Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Post by McMullan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:19 pm

Paddington wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:23 pm
McMullan wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Starsan breaks down to 'bug' food...
In a few hours?
Probably :lol:

Edit: you do now it's a home brewer's placebo, right? :lol:

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