Anybody have suggestions on this front? Most of my bottles are pretty nasty and don't get rinsed right after emptying.
Suggestion #1 would be to do something about the above
Yeah, that doesn't do much for the 500 or so that are sitting in the attic and have already been abused
Most of these were dirtied back before I started kegging and at a tailgate, so no running water. I'd be lucky to just get most of the empties back. They probably would have been fine if cleaned the next day, but hey if I wasn't lazy we wouldn't be having this conversation
Now they have a nice dried on layer of sludge on the bottom. I wonder if it's less effort to remove labels from new bottles or clean the old de-labeled ones?