Originally Posted by pwkblue
hmmmmm...reading these comments I'm curious if anyone actually reads previous threads. This has been discussed many times....and is easily fixed.
The white deposit is very common with hard water, long soaks, or with too much Oxyclean. It is "base" bonded to the surface and easily removed with any mild acid. The cheapest way would be to use a few cups of cheap white vinegar in a few gallons of water. Starsan also works well...BUT the process will increase the pH of the Starsan and reduce its effective lifespan.
Even when no deposit is visible you should rinse very well before sanitizing with starsan, in order to keep the Starsan effective.
PBW and Oxyclean are very similar...essentially PBW is uncut Oxyclean. Oxyclean is diluted with inactive ingredients to reduce the transportation restrictions.
Well you must not have read my post in the middle of the thread then either because I said starsan didn't work. They still have the said saltyish residue on the bottom and some on the sides that won't come off. I did try the vinegar in one of the bottles too and nothing, still stuck solid to the bottom.
I could care less about the beer bottles but this was primarily wine bottles that I will need shortly