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Old 03-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Cheap Store Brand Oxyclean Left Film On Bottles

So I bought Frys/Krogers oxygen cleaner thinking that it would be a good, cheaper alternative to Oxyclean. It is but is leaves a white film on the outside and the inside of the bottles. I think that a Starsan soak and brushing might help fix this but am looking for any other recommendations out there to remove this film.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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It doesn't have anything to do with the cheap store brand. I used genuine oxyclean and have seen the same thing if the bottles stick partly out of the oxyclean solution or if the bottles have a bubble of air in them. I have heard that you can remove the film with acid like vinegar or probably muriatic acid, but in my case I just threw the bottles away because it wasn't worth the labor to get that annoying film off. It's quite tenacious. I still use oxyclean to clean bottles but no longer do oxyclean soaks for hours or days at a time.

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Old 03-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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Yep, it was a few days soaking. I'll plan better next time. I have muratic acid for the pool, I wonder what I can do with that?

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Old 03-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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My starter flask seems to have a permanent oc film on it. I've scrubbed with a brush and soap and hot water but it still remains. I've made at least 3 starters with it in there and it doesn't seem to matter.

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Old 03-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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I used Target brand Oxyclean and get the same deal. It doesn't work as well and leaves a white, tough film on all surfaces.

The solution (not my own, a genius here), is to take your carboy or whatever and fill it up with warm water and a few ounces of vinegar. Cleans right up.

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:29 AM   #6
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Starsan worked for me the last time I got a film like that.
I used a little bit of vinegar the first time i saw it.

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A rinse with anything mildly acidic will take it right off. Starsan, diluted vinegar, lemon water, etc.

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Yup, any acid will do it. I starsan the bottles and they are good as new.

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Has anyone ever noticed a off flavor by letting the oxyclean stay and not washing it off?

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Has anyone ever noticed a off flavor by letting the oxyclean stay and not washing it off?
Yes, I have. Makes good beer bad in my opininon.

We have gallons of muratic acid on hand. Used a little bit in a cooler full of water, gave them a light scrub again to make sure and my film has gone away.

Thanks for all the replies and info y'all,
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