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Old 02-20-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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I am curious if anyone has some good sugestions on how to clean out the deposits on the bottom of the glass bottles before reuse, or does it matter?

I soaked the bottls in dish soapy water for a couple days, rinsed, and then ran through the dishwasher. I of course will use a sanitizer before i put new beer into then, but what do I need to do to get the residue out?

Thanks for your help guys.


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Old 02-20-2011, 07:18 PM   #2
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I am curious if anyone has some good sugestions on how to clean out the deposits on the bottom of the glass bottles before reuse, or does it matter?

I soaked the bottls in dish soapy water for a couple days, rinsed, and then ran through the dishwasher. I of course will use a sanitizer before i put new beer into then, but what do I need to do to get the residue out?

Thanks for your help guys.
Rinse the bottles right after use and you wont have a build up to contend with.


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Old 02-20-2011, 07:22 PM   #3
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I do, immediately after use. But regardless, the residue is there. Any suggestions on how to remove it?
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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oxy clean or pbw soak. also removes labels. +1 to the rinse after pour (right after pour).
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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PBW for a couple days, followed by a good scrubbing with a bottle brush and then rinse them, if you have a bottle washer attachment for your sink, use it, otherwise, rinse well. If that doesn't do it, just get some different bottles, as it'll be something you'll fight for a while.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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If I ever have ANY visible gunk on the bottom of a bottle I toss it in the recycle bin. New, clean bottles cost $.50 at the lhbs. I won't soak, scrub and rescrub a bottle just to save $.50. If anyone ever handed me a dirty bottle and offered me $.50 to clean it for him I'd tell him where to go. It's not worth it to me, but, to each his own. For what it's worth, it is almost never an issue for most of us, because immediately rinsing after pouring is very effective.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:34 PM   #7
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If you rinse right after pouring the beer you can get rid of it. The key is to rinse with hot water 3 times. Shake it up and stuff too - has never failed me yet.
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what is pbw?
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If you rinse right after pouring the beer you can get rid of it. The key is to rinse with hot water 3 times. Shake it up and stuff too - has never failed me yet.
+5 on that... I do it after every pour from a bottle, or as soon as I can (if not at home)... Hasn't failed me yet on any bottles... I have yet to find a bottle brush that can fit through the Grolsch bottle openings, so I have to rinse (no dishwasher here)...

You can also get the jet bottle washers that connect up to the sink faucet... I've not tried one of those yet, but I hear good things about them...
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If you rinse right after pouring the beer you can get rid of it. The key is to rinse with hot water 3 times. Shake it up and stuff too - has never failed me yet.
This man got it right....hot water 3 times, shake the hell out of it, empty it let it dry upside down....never have build up in my bottles!


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