So I haven’t seen much discussed on the boards about different bottle sanitizing methods.
I have been doing something that I haven’t seen mentioned - the night before bottling I wash my bottles in the sink, drain them, and then put them in the oven for about an hour at 250 degrees, then shut the oven off and let it cool leaving the door closed until bottling time. Sort of an autoclave I guess. I’ve never had a problem with contaminated bottles, but there is a batch or two recently that have not had great head and I think may have been caused by some food spillover that burned and created a thin film of something on the bottles.
What do other people do - soak bottles in Star-San? Soak in BTF? What are your methods, and when do you do it (night before, right before bottling?) Thanks in advance!