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Old 03-29-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
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OK, I was leaving for work, and I put my bottles in Oxy-Clean to get the labels off. I knew I should take them out when I got home from work. I got busy, then I got lazy, and didn't get to it till this morning. Now all my bottles have a white film on them. How the heck do I get that off? I mean, it's worse than the labels, and I'm afraid it might contaminate my beer that I planned on bottling tonight.

Any suggestions?

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Old 03-29-2007, 01:31 PM   #2
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I had that on my sink and a few of my bottles I was soaking, It just scrubbed right off for me, but I did also have a very weak solution because I ran out of oxy clean

 
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:13 PM   #3
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The last 2 weeks in a row I have let 24 - 22oz bottles sit in a cooler with water and 1 scoop of oxi-clean for a week before cleaning them. I had no residue and also I filled up the bottles with plain water before soaking in oxi-clean so I would not get the soap inside the bottles. You may have used a bit more than is required. One of the things I love about Oxi-Clean is it rinses very clean. Just use a rag to wipe them down and some fresh water and you should be good to go.

 
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:29 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AleHole
The last 2 weeks in a row I have let 24 - 22oz bottles sit in a cooler with water and 1 scoop of oxi-clean for a week before cleaning them. I had no residue and also I filled up the bottles with plain water before soaking in oxi-clean so I would not get the soap inside the bottles. You may have used a bit more than is required. One of the things I love about Oxi-Clean is it rinses very clean. Just use a rag to wipe them down and some fresh water and you should be good to go.
I probably did use too much, but I'm still a noob It doesn't rinse off. It does look like a film on the bottle. I'm more worried about the insides, because I had them completely submerged in the solution. I'm wondering if a trip through the dishwasher would solve it. Ugh..... Do I need new bottles? Lesson learned. Don't be such a lazy bum...

 
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:42 PM   #5
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If you run them through the dishwasher don't use soap, this might help. Maybe if you soak them in some hot water and then hit them with some scotchbrite or a kitchen scrubbie?

 
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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Same thing has happened to me. It has to do with the variety of Oxi Clean you buy. Sorry can't tell you the name of the one to aviod, but I can tell you how to get the residue off.

Buy a couple of gallons of vinegar, the cheap stuff. Soak bottles in it for a bit and pull them out and dry them. You can dilute with water if you want, but I don't think it does as good of job.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:25 PM   #7
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I ran into the same thing and I was not using Oxi-clean. I found it was the glue that was holding on the label. I am not sure which bottle the glue came from (or the brewery for that matter) but started sticking to just a few that I know the glue wont contaminate the bottles. I ended up throwing out the bottles that would not come clean. When I am using Oxi-clean, I use the one without dies or scent. Good luck.

 
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:41 PM   #8

I've had it happen with with real, honest-to-goodness, registered-trademark Oxy-Clean. Running them in the dishwasher with no soap will NOT remove that white film/powder, trust me.

What I did was dunk them in white vinegar, rinse and sanitize as usual. Everything was fine after that with no effect to the beer.

 
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:57 PM   #9
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Soaking in a Star-San solution will also help. Good use if you have a gallon or two of old stuff kickikng around.

 
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:47 AM   #10
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Thanks all for the Vinegar solution! It worked great.

Y'all are just so dang helpful!

 
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