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Old 11-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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We had some tidal flooding this past week and a case of clean bottles ended up in the water in our garage. Will they still be ok to use if they are sanitized before bottling?

 
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
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wash them and then sanitize them again. All will be well.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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You must be in Virginia, saw it on the news, it looked brutal down there. I dont see salt water being a problem as long as the bottles are cleaned and sanitized again.

 
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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I'd make sure to clean them (oxyclean perhaps) and then sanitize.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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Glass can handle thousands of years in sea water without any damage. Just make certain you get all the crabs and jelly fish out.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:12 AM   #6
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Thanks a bunch. As I chased some down the driveway/creek my mom on the phone said she would by me knew ones, but I had to save them.

 
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:16 AM   #7
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You must be in Virginia, saw it on the news, it looked brutal down there. I dont see salt water being a problem as long as the bottles are cleaned and sanitized again.
Damn, word gets around fast. It was pretty ****ty out here for a few days (now cleanup sucks too)

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Yes, just clean and use them as you would normally.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:38 AM   #8
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2 words...vibrio cholera. its rampant in seawater and you dont want it, definintely soak those bad boys in sanitizer.

 
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