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Old 12-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Dirty glass carboy

I was given a 60 year old glass carboy that has been in a basement for most of that time. It is pretty nasty. What is the best way to clean it?

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Hot water, soap, and a carboy brush. I cleaned a dirty 50 year old one. You just have to buy the brush.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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I have put 4oz of household bleach in, filled it with water and let it soak for a couple of days. Then I siphon the water out so I don't splash it on anything and rinse the carboy with a jet bottle rinser.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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Ive been using cipton, local brew store might have it thats where I got mine. I would use hot water soap and some grease, elbow grease that is.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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24 hour hot oxyclean will do the job with no scrubbng

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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Toss it off a second story balcony and then go buy a better bottle.

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24 hour hot oxyclean will do the job with no scrubbng
I second this method.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:59 PM   #8
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I second this method.
I third this method.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:00 PM   #9
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PBW then make sure you order a carboy hauler. One slip and it could be a very bad issue for you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Old 12-26-2012, 02:40 AM   #10
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Toss it off a second story balcony and then go buy a better bottle.
Sheee-itt. If you consider following this advice, tell me first! I'll take it. I have a couple of 40 year old carboys and I believe they totally improve the flavor of the beer.
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