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Old 03-05-2006, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

i'm on my like 4 or 5th batch now... my GF drank some of my brews, no big deal. But she didn't wash out my bottles and just put them into the storage bin. Now there's mold in the bottem of some of them.

Should I:
A) throw them away?
b) clean the crap out of them w/ bleach and just use them?

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Old 03-05-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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it'as no big deal. I dont think I hae bought a single empty bottle yet from the beer depot that ddnt have mold in it. Just wash them out real good (Oxyclean works great), let them air dry, and then rewash and sanatize b4 next time you use them.

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Old 03-05-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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Buying a bottle brush may help too.

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Old 03-05-2006, 03:19 PM   #4
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Soak them on hot water. Partialy empty them and shake the crap out of them to dislodge the funk. Then save for later.

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i would just toss em...but then again i have like 10 cases of bottles...

a bottle brush and a soak in bleach will clean anything up...

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I put my bottle brush into my cordless drill. A little bit of dish soap helps loosen the crud in my dumpster bottles. Then rinse, and soak in bleach for several days whil brew finishs in secondary.

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On those rare occasions that I bottle, I just gather bottles from the garage & back porch, shake out the bugs and fill them with ammonia floor cleaner solution. Next day, I dump them and run the bottles through the dishwasher.

I don't believe there is anything alive (or was alive) that can't be washed off of glass.

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Thanks guys for your help!!! Going to soak them over night in bleach. Just finished washing everything.

Now my second quesiton

My oatmeal stout for St. Pats day needed to be bottled like 2 weeks ago and i've been so busy that tomorrow i'm going to be bottling it.

Do you guys think that there is enough time for it to prime in the bottle by March 17? Or should i just drop a cash and get a kegging system and do this as my first batch keg'd??

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My oatmeal stout for St. Pats day needed to be bottled like 2 weeks ago and i've been so busy that tomorrow i'm going to be bottling it.

Do you guys think that there is enough time for it to prime in the bottle by March 17? Or should i just drop a cash and get a kegging system and do this as my first batch keg'd??
Drop the benjamins on a kegging system. You know you want to.

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yea i know... just have never keg'd before and dont want to mess it up

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