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Old 09-25-2008, 03:18 PM   #1
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I inherited a rather nice beer fridge, but it has evidence of mold/mildew. Can I effectively use StarSan in a spray bottle to rid my fridge of the mold?

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Old 09-25-2008, 03:19 PM   #2

Don't waste the StarSan. Use an off-the-shelf mildew remover.

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Old 09-25-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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Starsan would work great but yeah, it cost to much. A light bleach and water mix works well.

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Old 09-25-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
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You can....but If I were you....Bleach all the way!

No reason to mess with it. about a 5% bleach solution (10% if it's super bad) and a sponge, you'll have a sterile fridge in no time flat!
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
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Well star-san in diluted form in a spraybottle is cheaper than an off the shelf mildew remover. I'm not sure it would work but you could try if you like, then make sure you keep it dry and put some damp rid in there to keep down any rust or mildew.

Wow I'm slow, yeah bleach solution would work as well (on hard plastic surfaces) and be cheaper.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:33 PM   #6
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+1 to the 10% bleach solution. spray it let it sit for a few minutes and wipe it out

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Old 09-25-2008, 03:39 PM   #7
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:07 PM   #8
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I recently had the same problem in my fermenting fridge from a previous fermentation leak/overflow. I dump out enough used Starsan solution, that there's always some available for cleanups like that. It worked great.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:49 PM   #9
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in every restaurant I've ever worked in, we used bleach.

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