I was wondering what are some of the best practices for cleaning and sanitation. I use PBW for cleaning and Star-san for sanitation.
Should you clean with PBW before using equipment, after using dirty equipment, or both? How long does cleaning with PBW last before you have to clean the equipment again?
For example, if I clean my equipment right now PBW, how long can I wait until I can sanitize and use the equipment for a batch? 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week?
Also, how does this apply to bottling? I’ve been cleaning my bottles right before sanitizing them and bottling straight away. It makes it a long process, so it would be nice to know if I can break this up into multiple days. For example, clean the bottles Monday with PBW, then on Tuesday/Wednesday/Whateverday sanitize and bottle.