From the HBD Archive
From: (Mark Stevens) <stevens@stsci.edu>
Subject: Sanitizing in dishwasher
Date: 1990-02-13 14:08:42 GMT

In Homebrew Digest #356, Jeff Close asked about sanitizing in a dishwasher.

I've never tried sanitizing equipment in the dishwasher, but I did sanitize
bottles in the dishwasher for the last two batches of brew. I first cleaned
them out using the bottle brush (to get rid of any built up scum). I
then loaded them all in the dishwasher on "rinse"--with nothing in the soap
tray. Seemed to work well, and was definitely easier than past washing
and sanitizing efforts. Take this with a grain of salt though because the
beer isn't done aging yet so I can't say whether or not it had any effect
on the beer itself.
I can fit a case of bottles in the bottom rack, so it takes two iterations
to clean them all. I'm sure the drying temperature inside is hot enough
to kill anything that might have lingered after the scrubbing and rinsing.

Hoppy brewing,
- ---Mark Stevens
stevens@ra.stsci.edu


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