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Old 07-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #1
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After letting my carboys sit in oxyclean for about four days they developed a cloudy residue that I just can't remove. My 1st question is can I actually get this residue off? My second question is, is it safe to still use? Here's some pics, thanks in advance.imageuploadedbyhome-brew1406124919.387708.jpgimageuploadedbyhome-brew1406124942.583737.jpgimageuploadedbyhome-brew1406124955.417060.jpg


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Old 07-23-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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soak it in vinegar to get that crap off, or starsan might work... but it needs something acidic if i recall correctly to get that stuff off.

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That's pretty bad, but I think a long Star San soak should work- some sort of acid soak is needed and should get it off-

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Old 07-23-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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I did the same thing once. I can't remember what I did to get it off, but it did come off eventually.

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Old 07-23-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
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This older thread should help out -

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/remo...-glass-176102/

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That's odd. I've left carboys soak with oxyclean for up to 2 weeks and never had anything like that happen.

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if he has hard water it'll bring all the minerals out.

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+1 for StarSan.

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if he has hard water it'll bring all the minerals out.
Really? Why doesn't that happen in a washing machine when using oxyclean to wash clothes?
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Really? Why doesn't that happen in a washing machine when using oxyclean to wash clothes?
Obviously there's a dependency on the actual water makeup, and yours might be exceptionally low in carbonates. Beyond that, have you ever stopped the washing machine mid-wash cycle and left it there overnight to see what happens?

Anyway...it will likely take only minutes to remove that film with about a quart of 50/50 white vinegar/water solution swirled around.
Just make sure your hands are dry, we don't need another addition to the "Gawdawful Carboy Injury Thread"...

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