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Old 01-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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You can clean everything real good once, and see if the infection persist before replacing anything. Also just wanted to make sure you are aware starsan is not a cleaner. You must clean items before using starsan on them. (not trying to be a jerk here)

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #12
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You can clean everything real good once, and see if the infection persist before replacing anything. Also just wanted to make sure you are aware starsan is not a cleaner. You must clean items before using starsan on them. (not trying to be a jerk here)
Right, no offense taken. Any suggestions on good cleaners besides dishsoap?
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Oxiclean is the real deal. cheap, last forever and has never steered me wrong.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #14
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As a matter of fact every brew related activity for me starts with two buckets. One with hot water and Oxiclean and one with the 2.5gal or more mix of Stansan I keep at all times.

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #15
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Oxiclean is the real deal. cheap, last forever and has never steered me wrong.
+1 Generic, Target Up and Up brand Oxyclean is the best. I love it. Brew kettles, carboys, etc. all get it.
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Maybe last question, but we'll see how this turns out. Is this "safe" to drink? I just drank a bottle of it and it taste great, but it has that white "scum" on it and I'm not really sure what it is. Will this kill me? haha.

But seriously, should I just pop the caps off, drain and clean? Or will I be ok to drink and clean hoping that bottle bombs won't go off if I keep them stored in my garage that's about 40-50 degrees.

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It may give you some extra time on the toilet, but it wont kill you. However if it taste good I would drink a few.

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #18
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Do not dump them. They cannot harm you in anyway, other than over consumption of alcohol. Keep them cold and drink them fast before they turn into gushers.

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I had the same thing happen-I noticed the same glacier effect upon pulling my primary out of the fridge(cold crash)-I thought the beer had started to freeze.

Even though I think most of the white stuff ended up staying in my bottling bucket I did notice a small amount made it into my beer bottles, to be seen at the top, like your photos. I have to say that not as much of the gunk would end up in my beer glass, as has shown up in yours ( I tend to think that stuff settled out slightly as time went on ) but my beer was drinkable, tasted fine, and didn't make me sick at all. I wouldn't worry too much.

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Those are tiny pellicles. Lactobacillus. Won't make bottle bombs, but might add some sourness over time. Might not, too. I have had those types of pellicles form when I bottled a berliner weisse.

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