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Old 01-17-2007, 05:10 PM   #21
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Bottle brush in a cordless drill. Every bottle, every time.

If I threw out every bottle that got moldy , I'd have to drink through a straw into the carboy... no portability that way.

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Old 01-18-2007, 06:22 PM   #22
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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.

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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.
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72 batches so far,
48 wine, mostly Loquat, peach, plum, prickly pear
23 beers and ciders
1 sauerkraut
1 Tequila, from a prickly pear wine experiment that didn't work. I call it "Prickly Heat"

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Old 01-19-2007, 01:33 AM   #24
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Bottle brush in a cordless drill.
How sweet is this advice. I trimmed off the little 3/4" end to my bottle brush, then inserted it into the cordless drill and gave it a squeeze.

SPIN!

AWESOME! no more mold. I took a pic, but need to wait until film is developed tomorrow to upload.
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