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Old 11-22-2011, 06:03 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Flomaster View Post
how about a hot oxyclean soaking, followed by a hot water rinse?

This is what we did when the cat peed in the LEGO box.

Had to do it a couple of times though...
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:30 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by alexdagrate View Post
Good point. The kids might be freaked out by all of the faceless legopeople.
Having grown up on legos and, being a boy, done horrible things to them in the name of science that made me laugh.

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:44 AM   #13
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Let the children play with them as is and do their immune systems a favor for life!
Time to have some fun

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Old 11-22-2011, 02:03 PM   #14
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I would NOT use the heated dry cycle, unless you want a bunch of melted legos in your dishwasher.

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:44 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by alexdagrate View Post
+1 on everyone else's suggestions:

1. Soak in hot oxyclean water in a large vessel
2. Mesh bag, dishwasher, hot dry setting.
(3.) If you plan on putting legos into your primary fermentation vessel - soak in starsan for one minute.

Legos strike me as more of a 'add to secondary' adjunct.

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Old 11-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #16
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:53 PM   #17
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:07 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by JefeTheVol View Post
Craigslist? Lame! You're not really a lego-er unless you extrude your own plastic and form your own legos. You should upgrade to all-extrusion.
I can't believe nobody has pointed this out yet. I almost peed.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:29 PM   #19
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Starsan is silly to use and wasteful. When it breaks down it becomes yeast food. Instead mix up some home made NRS (Will also work for brewing in a pinch to!) 5 gallons of water, 1oz of bleach mixed in and then mix in 1oz of distilled white vinager (not the other way around). Yes it works, yes it is safe.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:01 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by TromboneGuy View Post
I would NOT use the heated dry cycle, unless you want a bunch of melted legos in your dishwasher.
Never thought of it but I've washed a bunch of my kids plastic toys with the heated dry cycle before with no issue whatsoever. YMMV though.
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