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Old 01-12-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hi.

In previous threads, I posted this photo:

http://i.imgur.com/PLtjk.jpg

There are little particles of yeast attached to the inside walls of my bottles.

Now it's time to bottle a new batch-- how do I prep these bottles? I haven't had anything stuck to the inside of my bottles before, so short of scrubbing and elbow grease, I don't know what to do about that yeast.

So-- is there a lazy man's way to soak these things in something and get those bottles sparkling clean?

Thanks!

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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Oxyclean

 
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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Soak in PBW or Oxyclean might do it otherwise you'll need a bottle brush.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:05 PM   #4
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Oxiclean will probably work.

Get in the habit of rinsing your bottles immediately after you pour from them.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:51 PM   #5
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I soak mine in one step and scrub 'em with a bottle brush. Then rinse and hang on my bottle tree

 
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:28 AM   #6
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For the future I will add when your drinking your brew when you finish the bottle rinse it out. I found simply rinsing them out right after use makes them SOOOOOO much easier to clean then if you dont rinse them as all that stuff hardens and is a PIA to get out.

 
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:35 AM   #7
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For the future I will add when your drinking your brew when you finish the bottle rinse it out. I found simply rinsing them out right after use makes them SOOOOOO much easier to clean then if you dont rinse them as all that stuff hardens and is a PIA to get out.
Agree. I've gotten to where if I don't get a chance to rinse them out (like, after a party) and the sediment dries, I usually just throw them into the recycle bin. But I have a TON of bottles.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:45 AM   #8
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By oxyclean, you all mean this stuff:

http://www.oxiclean.com/

Should I just run it thru the dishwasher with that stuff or soak it overnight in a tub?

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Old 01-13-2011, 11:56 AM   #9
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Yup....just regular old OxyClean. Better if you can find OxyClean Free (I use some WalMart generic version) as there are no scents, dyes or other funk.

Soak them in a tub/bucket overnight and use a bottle brush to scrub them out. Rinse and repeat.
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:10 PM   #10
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psyklopz, I may or may not have had the same problem. Let me explain... Initially (June), I used 16 or 22 oz. PET bottles. Since then, I've used 16 oz. Grolsch and 20 oz. clear soda bottles also. I always rinse out my bottles immediately after pouring. Lately I've noticed a white haze on the lower 1/3 of the soda bottles (I may not have noticed it with the dark brown bottles.) I was able to clean one out, without scrubbing, by soaking it overnight in an Oxyclean Free solution.
I don't know how good a dishwasher would be at cleaning the inside of a bottle due to the narrow opening.

 
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