Dirty glass carboy - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Dirty glass carboy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-25-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
soulfegebrewing
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 2


I was given a 60 year old glass carboy that has been in a basement for most of that time. It is pretty nasty. What is the best way to clean it?

Thanks!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
Herky21
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Herky21's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Des Moines, IA
Posts: 308
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts


Hot water, soap, and a carboy brush. I cleaned a dirty 50 year old one. You just have to buy the brush.


__________________
On hand or fermenting


IPA
Boat Beer
Oud Bruin /vanilla
Coffee IPA
Pre prohibition Cream Ale
Mexican Stout in BB

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
RobertRGeorge
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Nelson, Bc
Posts: 537
Liked 49 Times on 39 Posts


I have put 4oz of household bleach in, filled it with water and let it soak for a couple of days. Then I siphon the water out so I don't splash it on anything and rinse the carboy with a jet bottle rinser.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
yewtah-brewha
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 762
Liked 39 Times on 28 Posts


Ive been using cipton, local brew store might have it thats where I got mine. I would use hot water soap and some grease, elbow grease that is.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:34 PM   #5
Schumed
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Kansas City, Mo
Posts: 1,103
Liked 74 Times on 62 Posts


24 hour hot oxyclean will do the job with no scrubbng
__________________
"To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems,"

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #6
chumpsteak
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Meridian, ID
Posts: 853
Liked 96 Times on 79 Posts


Toss it off a second story balcony and then go buy a better bottle.
__________________
Well lucky you, the devil made you look....

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #7
BrewerBear
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
!, !
Posts: 1,289
Liked 84 Times on 77 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Schumed View Post
24 hour hot oxyclean will do the job with no scrubbng
I second this method.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 11:59 PM   #8
wdevauld
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 29
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by BrewerBear View Post

I second this method.
I third this method.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 12:00 AM   #9
castermmt
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
castermmt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Lowell, Indiana
Posts: 236
Liked 17 Times on 11 Posts


PBW then make sure you order a carboy hauler. One slip and it could be a very bad issue for you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
__________________
Fuzzy Logic Brewery, Check it out here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/fuz...rewery-288498/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 03:40 AM   #10
RobertRGeorge
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Nelson, Bc
Posts: 537
Liked 49 Times on 39 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by chumpsteak View Post
Toss it off a second story balcony and then go buy a better bottle.
Sheee-itt. If you consider following this advice, tell me first! I'll take it. I have a couple of 40 year old carboys and I believe they totally improve the flavor of the beer.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cleaning dirty glass carboy? PAmike Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 12-25-2012 10:24 AM
4 - 5 Gal Glass Carboy and 1 - 6 Gal Glass Carboy For Sale! Greene729 For Sale 10 04-18-2012 11:02 PM
Dirty glass carboy alb Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 11-14-2011 09:25 PM
glass carboy VS plastic carboy.. which to chose? 802VermontHomebrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 05-10-2010 01:24 AM
Dirty Carboy slater Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 03-28-2008 04:17 PM


Forum Jump