Wednesday I ended up scrubbing all of my bottles with hot bleach solution and a bottle brush even though they didn’t have any visible residue. Rinsed them with hot water with my jet bottle washer. Then with cold water.
Tonight I ran them in the dishwasher with 1oz of PBW in the detergent in the tray with a heated dry. Tomorrow I’m going to pick up some distilled water to mix the star san with to see if that gets rid of my off flavor.
I’m going to give my auto siphon, bottling bucket, spigot and hardware a deep clean in some PBW. My tubing is pretty new I also have a roll of fresh stuff. Any thoughts/ good tips?
Bottling the Sierra Madre pale ale. It’s been in the primary for 5 weeks and some days it would be 6 weeks on Monday. This is the longest time I’ve left anything on the yeast cake. Tasted great at 4 weeks when I took my first gravity reading. That was the only time I messed with it.