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Old 03-15-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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Had to wash some bottles/get the labels off for a bottling run, so I filled a largish cooler with warm water, added a scoop of Oxyclean free and dunked the bottles in. I let it sit overnight. The next morning the labels came off easily but there was a gritty residue both inside and outside the bottles.

Anyone else experience this? Is this due to too much/too little Oxyclean? Is hard water a contributor?

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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Too much OxyClean, I think. I've only needed a small amount and an overnight soak. It should rinse off pretty easily.

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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I have never had a gritty residue when using oxiclean, my only guess was that it was overly saturated and did not all dissolve. rinse very well......

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:03 PM   #4
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I have pretty much quit using it because of the residue.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:21 PM   #5
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I have that problem sometimes... I put the bottles through a dishwasher which gets rid of the residue on the outside. To clean the inside I use one of these: Bottle/Carboy Jet Rinser... http://www.homebrewmart.com/homebrew-supplies/bottle-rinserwasher.htm they are pretty cheap and work perfectly.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:35 PM   #6
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I would guess too much oxyclean. I use 3 oz. in a 5 gallon bucket and it's just enough to get the labels off without causing any funky haze on the bottles.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:38 PM   #7
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The first time I used Oxyclean I had the same problem. I used well water that was only about 50 degrees and used way too much Oxyclean. I used a weak vinegar solution in hot water and it came right off. Now I use hot water and much less Oxyclean and it works very well.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:39 PM   #8
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I've got to go with the folks that say too much Oxiclean. You don't need that much, and in this case you can have too much of a good thing.

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