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MoneyGuy

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I have a wine bottle I want to reuse but it has a bit of dried wine inside. I can't get at it with a brush and soaking hasn't dislodged it. Do I have to throw the bottle out or will sanitizing make it safe to use for wine?
 

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Try soaking in some oxyclean and then scrubbing it.

If that doesn't work - IMO - i would pitch it then.
 

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My first choice is throw it out. Second choice is soak in PBW or oxyclean and see if the dissolves it, then sanitize. Do not use without throughly cleaning it first.
 

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You know after thinking about it - for the $$ you will spend on the oxy clean and the time taking to soak it and scrub it - it would just throw it out and go buy a bottle of wine.

Drink it - now you have a usable bottle :h
 

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Yes, another option is I could fill it with wine and make it the first bottle we drink.
 

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Yes, another option is I could fill it with wine and make it the first bottle we drink.
Yes that is an option, lets look at it;

food poison, trip to ER , days of missed work, times number of people drinking from the bottle, and labor of cleaning that bottle. cost = $$$$$

cost of new bottle, $1.00

Its your choice.
 

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If you soak the bottle too long in oxyclean, it can create a film that is also hard to get out.

Use that bottle for target practice!
 

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I take a bit of rice (dry) and hot water. Shake it round and round till scrubbed off. Sand works too if you got it handy.
 

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Yes that is an option, lets look at it;

food poison, trip to ER , days of missed work, times number of people drinking from the bottle, and labor of cleaning that bottle. cost = $$$$$

cost of new bottle, $1.00

Its your choice.
Seriously. Food poisoning from a wee bit of dried wine?
 

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Try the rice and HOT water trick. also you can try soaking it in a weak bleach solution overnight, and rinsing very well before using.
 

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Another way kinda like the rice thing. Put some ice in the bottle then add salt. Whirl it around for a while. Works on carboys too, but you need some muscle to wrestle them around.
 

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I agree with all of these suggestions.

After trying everything, if the bottle is still not clean, toss it into the recycle bin.

johnT.
 

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Another way kinda like the rice thing. Put some ice in the bottle then add salt. Whirl it around for a while. Works on carboys too, but you need some muscle to wrestle them around.
This works great and just water & salt works also if it's not to stuck on . In the carboys I use cleaner and salt .
 
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