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Old 09-23-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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So, I just cleaned my first batch of bottles with oxiclean and rinsed well. There seems to be some white residue on some of the inside of the bottles. I'm guessing in the direction that they were laying. I've rinsed repeatedly to no effect. Has this happened to anyone else and will starsan take care of the problem?

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Can you get at it with a bottle brush? What ratio oxy to water was used? I'd probably try hard to get that off first by rinsing and scrubbing, then do star san.

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Old 09-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #3
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So, I just cleaned my first batch of bottles with oxiclean and rinsed well. There seems to be some white residue on some of the inside of the bottles. I'm guessing in the direction that they were laying. I've rinsed repeatedly to no effect. Has this happened to anyone else and will starsan take care of the problem?
It's probably oxy film and you need to get it off or the taste will wind up in your beer. Use a bottle brush and hot water.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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1 scoop and a sink full of water. Looks like in heading out to buy a bottle brush.

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Old 09-23-2012, 10:18 PM   #5
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one of these are nice too... single blast bottle washer

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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A scoop in a sink full sounds reasonable, scrub that gunk off and bottle that delicious brew.

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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If I ever end up with a film or just about anything in a bottle I simply soak it. Run some pure RO water into it and let it sit. The pure water with no minerals has always been able to draw whatever was stuck right out for me.

Then proceed to storing or sanitizing.

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