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pixelmonk 12-01-2012 05:23 PM

Old Better Bottle with maybe year old sediment.. toss or keep?
I found an old ported Better Bottle with sediment from maybe around a year in it. I guess it was an old fermentation and the bottle had never been cleaned. Should I use it or toss it? I have cleaner. I just wasn't sure how much the plastic would absorb over a year's time and maybe make the next batch have off-flavors?

pwkblue 12-01-2012 05:28 PM

should clean up fine
I'm guessing it will clean up just fine. The better bottle surface is non-porous so a good soak with PBW or strong oxyclean should break the surface tension.

It might take a few soaks...then rinse with white vinegar to remove any soda ash deposit from the PBW or Oxyclean

pixelmonk 12-01-2012 08:43 PM

thanks for the quick response. It looks like it's coming clean in PBW. I'm going to disassemble the valve and check that out as well.

krenshaw 12-05-2012 04:50 PM

i routinely forget that i have oxy soaking in my better bottles for way too long than i probably should (don't walk by my basement sink to remember them enough), though they are nice and clean once i rinse them out.. glad to hear it is coming clean

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