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Old 04-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #31
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Short soak in mild acid soln and jet washer has always done the trick for me.



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Old 05-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #32
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spend the 15 bucks on a jet bottle washer and never look back.


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Old 05-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #33
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spend the 15 bucks on a jet bottle washer and never look back.
Was just about to post this...
I let my bottles pile up for a couple days and blast hot water thru them, had a couple look like this bottle and the washer broke all the debris loose.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #34
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+1 oxyclean and warm water soak. I also use a hose with a high pressure nozzle and that always does the trick.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #35
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I don't know that I would use Oxyclean in an application like brewing you really don't know that it is safe for human consumption. Also you know that it comes out of China. I prefer PBW because 5 Star took the time to get the certifications for brewery use. And honestly it works better and quicker.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #36
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You rinse it off, you don't "consume" it. And while I agree PBW is an amazing product, it's considerably more expensive than Oxyclean, and only marginally more effective, in my experience.
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Well you hope that it washes off
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #38
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No hating on OxiClean... It's what I use and it was pitched by Billy Mays. Look at him he's as healthy as a.... oh, wait... never mind.
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Is it ok to scrub and clean out the cake? Or could there possibly be some sort of yeast infection in there that no amount of elbow grease or starsan can take care of. Will the risk of infection always be greater in these bottles if i decide to use them again? Thanks.
Do you have an oven? how about a pot to boil water in that is tall enough to submerge these bottles in? If you answered yes, (which im sure you did) then you are in luck. All you have to do is scrub out that yeast cake and either war the bottle up to the temperature that'll kill the bacteria and sanatize the bottles (what that temperature is im not sure) or you can let each bottle sit in the pot full of boiling water for five to ten minutes. This may be a bit overkill but I have never heard of people getting an infection using this method.
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I don't hate Oxyclean I use it in the laundry all the time just not 100% sure that it is food safe.


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