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Old 11-21-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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After soaking some bottles overnight in Oxiclean Free, it left a white film on the bottles.

I used about 3/4 of a scoop in about 4 gallons of water.

Anyone else have this problem?

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Old 11-21-2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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This is common actually- some starsan should get rid of the ring of film.

 
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:46 AM   #3
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Usually a thorough rinsing is enough, but in case where it still lingers, Starsan or vinegar works....the acid neutralizes the scale.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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Usually a thorough rinsing is enough, but in case where it still lingers, Starsan or vinegar works....the acid neutralizes the scale.
Exactly what he said.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:14 PM   #5
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I suspect it has to do with water chemistry. Some of us get the film no matter what; I used a weak vinegar rinse (as has been discussed) to good effect.

I just use oxy in my laundry now.

 
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:02 PM   #6
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a light scrub with a greenpad will work also

water chemistry definitly plays a role in this formation. mine has a high concentration of iron ions in it. all my white work shirts are tinged orange from it's reaction with chlorine bleach.
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:07 PM   #7
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Yeah, it happens if your water is hard.

If you are looking to prevent this, you may try using PBW instead. I know it is a bit more expensive, but it has a chelator that will drop the hardness out of the water so that it will rinse away cleanly.

 
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help.

If I do use vinegar to rinse...will it affect the beer in any way?

How much would you use in 4 gallons of water?

Thanks.

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Old 11-25-2008, 11:53 AM   #9
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If I do use vinegar to rinse...will it affect the beer in any way?
How much would you use in 4 gallons of water?
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I rinse mine with tap water after the vinegar rinse. The process looks like this:

* soak in oxy, get a film
* drain water, replace with fresh
* add a dollop of vinegar. 3/4 cup? 1 cup? never measured it.
* wait until film is gone
* drain and rinse with tap water

because of my water chem I tried to avoid the whole scenario when possible

 
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:08 PM   #10
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Next time your order, get some starsan. After the vinegar and everything is it really worth it? Check out the sticky on What Sanitizers and Cleaners are used

 
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