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Old 12-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Should I toss my better bottle?

Out of sheer ignorance, I racked a batch out of a 5 gallon better bottle for bottling and forgot to soak in oxyclean as usual. My last trip to the brewroom made me aware that I went nearly two weeks without cleaning it at all. I just soaked in OxyClean today. I didn't notice any horrendous smells. It looks clean but I hate to waste a batch of beer just to find out if it's OK. Is this better bottle salvageable?

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Old 12-11-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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You should be able to clean it. Do what you can to avoid pulling out a brush. Hot pbw does wonders. You could also try some kind of recirculating pressure washer. Like the one more beer started selling.

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Old 12-11-2011, 11:16 PM   #3
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Drop a dishrag in there with some warm water and swirl it around, it will clean the sides of it for you.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:53 PM   #4
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Don't chuck it, it'll be fine as others have stated. Just don't let it soak in Oxy or PBW too long, it becomes brittle...
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