Probably the worst part of brewing for me is bottle washing, but I do like beer in glass bottles, and they are easy to store in odd corners. I must have spent a good hour just cleaning the sink area down and cleaning bottles. I do have a dishwasher but is pretty bad at getting the inside of bottles clean, and can make clean rinsed bottles dirty again. This year I intend to improve things so have started to look at what is taking the time in an attempt to speed up the process. All my bottles are rinced & shaken 3 times then left to drain overnight upsidedown. During the day these are then put somewhere warm on their sides to dry and when I get enough are boxed up with a cover. Bottling day I start out by filling the sink with a bleach & vinegar mix, and use a bottle brush a few times, then fill each bottle and leave to stand full for 10 minutes. As this uses up the bleach mix I end up with 10 bottles and have to wait 10 minutes before I can carry on. Then repeat 5 times to end up with 46 bottles which is about 1 bottle more than needed on a 23L batch.- But that is 50 minutes gone! When drained I used to rinse with boiled water, but I now skip this as bottles are usually free of drips by the time I get to use them. So it looks like the bottle brush is needed, but what is taking the time is the sterilisation period. How do the guys that bottle do it? Or has everyone moved to cornys because of bottling issues?