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Old 08-15-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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I have a fridge that didn't get left open after it was unplugged and got mold/mildew all over it. I wiped it all out as best I could but there still has to be some in the inner workings of the fridge. This should be OK as long as I keep an airlock on my fermenter, correct?

 
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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Yeah it should in my opinion. I had the same problem and I just cleaned it with a chlorine solution to be on the safe side

 
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
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Yeah it should in my opinion. I had the same problem and I just cleaned it with a chlorine solution to be on the safe side
yeah, i guess spraying some oxyclean in there wouldnt hurt either

 
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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I suggest you clean the fridge first. Clean it with soap and water, then rinse out. After that, either use Starsan in a spray bottle, or bleach water. There's no sense starting off dirty.

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Old 08-16-2009, 01:42 AM   #5
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I had one given to me that was nasty. Covered in mold. I took off every piece that was screwed down, took a spray bottle and bleach and hosed it out. Works great now, but took a lot of work. Worth it for piece of mind and to get rid of the nasty mold smell.

 
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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hmm, ok the only problem is that the screws are not a standard screw head

 
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