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Old 01-02-2009, 02:01 AM   #1
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A friend gave me around 50 old swing-top bottles. The youngest is 20 years old. I pulled the tops and took off all the rubber gaskets. After rinsing the dust off and getting the labels off, the soaked overnight in oxy-clean. Tomorrow I plan on hitting them with a bottle brush and a bleach bath before new gaskets. Any tips on dealing with old dirty bottles?

The bottles are really cool. Half are green and half brown. Mostly Grolsch with a dozen or so brown Altenburger bottles.


The Grolsch bottles are different than new ones. They are round and seem heavier.

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oxyclean should work. If not, try PBW. If you don't have a bottle jet, you should...

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oxyclean should work. If not, try PBW. If you don't have a bottle jet, you should...
I hit them with a brush and they cleaned up beautifully. Really great bottles.
PBW is on the list for the next trip to the LHBS.
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