Originally Posted by g0dolphins
update: I've got 8 bottles that are as stubborn as snot to clean. I've had them soaking in a bleach solution for over a day now and will try to clean them out when I get home tonight.
I guess I've been fortunant so far in these are the only bottles that have had mold.
You can always try that old kitchen standby- hot soapy water!
Bleach helps, it's an oxidizer, but really isn't a cleaner/surfactant/dissolver/suspender of dirt, etc.
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had brewing....you don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?
57 batches so far,
33 wine, mostly Loquat, peach, plum, prickly pear
22 beers and ciders
1 Tequila, from a prickly pear wine experiment that didn't work. I call it "Prickly Heat"