Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by Gunther W Anders » Mon, 22 Jun 1998 04:00:00



I've got a handful of bottles I'd like to re-use, which have some serious
stains on the inside.  The stains are from blueberry and pomegranate
(liqueurs, actually, not wine), and I can't seem to get a bottle-washer
(plastic cat-tail to scrub the insides of cylinders) to scrape away from
the inside.  And my little water-jet attachment for my faucet doesn't peel
it away.  I've got them soaking now in the presence of liquid soap, but
that's failed in the past.  Aside from discarding these bottles entirely,
what else can I do to get them cleaned out?

Gunther Anderson

 
 
 

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by Virgl » Tue, 23 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>I've got a handful of bottles I'd like to re-use, which have some serious
>stains on the inside.  >
>Gunther Anderson

I use a plastic pail with water 2 to 3 capsfull of bleach and just let them
soak.

Then rinse rinse rinse.

Virgle

 
 
 

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by Rev Ji » Tue, 23 Jun 1998 04:00:00


When I have "stuff" stuck inside the bottles I add some hardware, BB;s,
small screws, and swirl with soapy water.  Has always worked.

 
 
 

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by Harry A. Demidavici » Tue, 23 Jun 1998 04:00:00


A dilution of that "pink" stuff worked for me.
Harry Demidavicius


Quote:
>When I have "stuff" stuck inside the bottles I add some hardware, BB;s,
>small screws, and swirl with soapy water.  Has always worked.

 
 
 

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by Luigi Zana » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>A dilution of that "pink" stuff" worked for me.
>Harry Demidavicius

"pink" stuff AKA Diversol for those not in the know. Used as
disinfectant in hospitals. Great stuff, but rinse well. I use it all
the time too.

Luigi

 
 
 

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by Herb Jacobso » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00


tsp or any caustic cleaner does the trick.

 
 
 

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by Mr. Warren Plac » Thu, 25 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Sometimes the BB trick doesn't work for me.  I use automatic dishwasher
detergent and water to soak, then BB's added and swirl.  If this doesn't
work get a Kabob skewer, put a plug of cotton on the end and attach it
with a *** band.  Use this to scrub the inside of the bottle.  Lately,
I've only been doing this with my "favorite" bottles and recycling the
rest.

Warren Place

www.humboldt.edu/~wrp2


Quote:
> When I have "stuff" stuck inside the bottles I add some hardware, BB;s,
> small screws, and swirl with soapy water.  Has always worked.

 
 
 

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by The Solomon' » Sun, 28 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Gunther,
I frequently use Stericlean (brand name) to clean badly stained bottles with
very good success.  It is a clorine based pink powder that is available at
my local wine supply store.  I also use it to sterilize my carboy's before
racking.  If you try this make sure you rinse the bottles well after
cleaning.  Good luck.
Bob Solomon

Quote:

>I've got a handful of bottles I'd like to re-use, which have some serious
>stains on the inside.  The stains are from blueberry and pomegranate
>(liqueurs, actually, not wine), and I can't seem to get a bottle-washer
>(plastic cat-tail to scrub the insides of cylinders) to scrape away from
>the inside.  And my little water-jet attachment for my faucet doesn't peel
>it away.  I've got them soaking now in the presence of liquid soap, but
>that's failed in the past.  Aside from discarding these bottles entirely,
>what else can I do to get them cleaned out?

>Gunther Anderson

 
 
 

Cleaning bottles with sediment stains?

Post by Mark the Wine » Sun, 28 Jun 1998 04:00:00


TSP, Chlorox, water; and your good-to-go........sparkling glass will be the
order of the day.

Quote:

> I've got a handful of bottles I'd like to re-use, which have some serious
> stains on the inside.  The stains are from blueberry and pomegranate
> (liqueurs, actually, not wine), and I can't seem to get a bottle-washer
> (plastic cat-tail to scrub the insides of cylinders) to scrape away from
> the inside.  And my little water-jet attachment for my faucet doesn't peel
> it away.  I've got them soaking now in the presence of liquid soap, but
> that's failed in the past.  Aside from discarding these bottles entirely,
> what else can I do to get them cleaned out?

> Gunther Anderson