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Old 12-14-2009, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default oxyclean crystals stuck to glass carboy

So after my last brew i put in some oxyclean and filled up my 6.5 gallon glass carboy with room temp water. I then left it for a few weeks in my garage. I dumped out the water and used my carboy brush to try and get the crystals/chunks of oxyclean that have stuck to parts of the inside of the carboy. They would not come off.

I then filled the thing with hot water from my sink and shook the crap out of it. Still they are stuck.

Now what?Is my carboy ruined? Any ideas??

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Old 12-14-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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I've had that happen before too. Now, I never let the solution sit for more than 24 hours. I would try to fill it back up with hot water and let it sit overnight...then dump it. I may even try to fill it with a really hot StarSan solution hoping the acid might help dissolve the tiny particles.

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Old 12-14-2009, 03:54 AM   #3
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An acid rinse should clear that up. A StarSan solution or two cups of regular white vinegar will do. Let soak overnight. Rinse, repeat if necessary.

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I'd try another hot mix of oxiclean (no more than 2 hours) followed by a star san rinse...

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+1 on rinsing with anything acidic. No need to worry, the crystals will come right off.

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Old 12-14-2009, 05:15 AM   #6
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thanks, going to try vinegar.

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I've had the same issue with bottles left to soak more than a couple days. A very quick hit (a minute or two) with Lime-A-Way or similar fixed everything.

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