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Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 2332
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 216.215.203.195
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 07:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use a lot of clear bottles for bottling and noticed a very light tan build up. I am soaking them in bleach water at the moment. I am wondering if anyone else has noticed this themselves. Since most use amber bottles, this might go unnoticed, it could cause contamination problems if not removed. Any comments?

Dan

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Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 4351
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 07:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It takes a pretty thick layer of beerstone to harbor nasties, but a soak in CLR should remove it without a lot of problems.
 

Sean Richens
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Username: Sean

Post Number: 253
Registered: 04-2001
Posted From: 204.112.131.89
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 11:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, yeah - I was just rinsing with water and dishwasher sanitizing for a few years before the beerstone film started peeling off in spots. That was a horror shock!

I didn't try CLR, but lots of things didn't work. I now use "pink stuff" aka Diversol in hot water.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 2338
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 216.215.203.195
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 03:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything that can peel off in sheets can hid a lot of bugs.

Dan

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Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 1945
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.38
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 06:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Possibly, but considering the stone is either seeing alcohol or hot water, it's 'probably' not going to be an issue. CLR, lime-away, etc... My treatment is to recycle the older bottle and start with a freshie... :-)