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Old 03-01-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default 13 Gal. Carboy

I got an awesome deal on a 13 gal. glass carboy, but man is it dirty. I have tried using oxyclean and hot water. Then I let it sit for 2 weeks and scrubbed as best as I could with a carboy brush and it helped, but there is still this ghost looking haze and what looks like water marks that I just cannot get rid of.
Any ideas what I can use get this stuff out.

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Old 03-01-2009, 11:42 PM   #2
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You could try some white vinegar or maybe even StarSan. I'm guessing that the white haze is some kind of a mineral deposit that the acid in the vinegar may dissolve. A bigger problem may be lifting that monster. You do realize that it will weigh something on the order of 120 lbs when it's full. I've had girlfriends that weighed less than that!


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Old 03-01-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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bleach will dissolve almost anything if you give it time.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:57 PM   #4
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You could also try CLR. Works very good on mineral deposits, if that's what the spots turn out to be.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:35 AM   #5
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You could also try CLR. Works very good on mineral deposits, if that's what the spots turn out to be.
+1 on the CLR, that should do the trick.
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high acid toilet bowl cleaner like "the works" you get it at the dollar store. then of course you will have to get all the acid out of the carboy but it will remove all hard water scale. caution it has strong fumes this should be done outdoors if possible and do not breath the fumes any more than necessary to complete the task.
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I would not try to carry that by it's neck. Some strapping like the brew hauler would be useful.
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just remember, a couple of 6 gallon better bottles at $20 /per will cost WAY less than the repeated surgery to repair the lacerated tendons you can get from that beast.... be careful if you can't be wise.
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I realize it will be very heavy when full. What I plan to do is build a crate and put wheels on it. I don't plan on lifting it when full.


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