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OxyClean your thermos
« on: February 20, 2010, 11:20:58 AM »
I started noticing a weird film in my coffee cups when the coffee was poured from my thermos.  Its been several years since I really gave it a good cleaning.  I decided to clean w/ OxyClean.  Oh my, what a disgusting mess.  After an overnight soaking, the Oxy water looked like cola and the black flakes just kept comin- rinse after rinse.  The "flakes" looked like black, soggy corn flakes.  I had to OxyClean a second time as the flakes just kept comin.  After the second soak (24 hrs this time), it just took a few rinsings and the inside is spotless.

I know many of you will come on a tell how spotless you keep your thermos, but I'm betting some of you will find the same disgusting mess that I did.  Soooooo- hit your thermos w/ OxyClean and tell us how it went.

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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 11:28:29 AM »
I started noticing a weird film in my coffee cups when the coffee was poured from my thermos.  Its been several years since I really gave it a good cleaning.  I decided to clean w/ OxyClean.  Oh my, what a disgusting mess.  After an overnight soaking, the Oxy water looked like cola and the black flakes just kept comin- rinse after rinse.  The "flakes" looked like black, soggy corn flakes.  I had to OxyClean a second time as the flakes just kept comin.  After the second soak (24 hrs this time), it just took a few rinsings and the inside is spotless.

I know many of you will come on a tell how spotless you keep your thermos, but I'm betting some of you will find the same disgusting mess that I did.  Soooooo- hit your thermos w/ OxyClean and tell us how it went.
Maybe a sanitizer chaser.  I usually bleach (Clorox Clean Up) my percolator when the color gets too dark.
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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 11:33:10 AM »

Maybe a sanitizer chaser.  I usually bleach (Clorox Clean Up) my percolator when the color gets too dark.

I hadn't considered the sanitizer chaser.  I think its better to just clean the thermos rather than drinking a shot of sanitizer after every cup of coffee     ;)

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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 03:49:52 PM »
I use my beer supplies and knowledge almost daily in a variety of situations. Where would we be without beer!?!?!  ???
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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 03:59:59 PM »
Where would we be without beer!?!?!  ???
? That does not compute!   ???
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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 06:09:58 AM »
My brother inlaw`s coffee mug is disgusting to even look at and yet he just gives it a rinsing with water & calls it good to go. ugh!

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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2010, 07:12:00 AM »
I use my beer supplies and knowledge almost daily in a variety of situations. Where would we be without beer!?!?!  ???

I'm trying to get my boss to allow a kegerator in the office................ she's afraid I'd be running the place within a month
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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2010, 08:06:04 AM »
My brother inlaw`s coffee mug is disgusting to even look at and yet he just gives it a rinsing with water & calls it good to go. ugh!

Sounds familiar. Hit that sucker w/ OxyClean and then see what he thinks when the black corn flakes keep comin and comin.

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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2010, 09:44:26 AM »
I use my beer supplies and knowledge almost daily in a variety of situations.

+1.  A couple times a year we get a big storm that knocks out our power.  Being on a well, no power=no water.  I fill a bunch of kegs with water in advance and I'm good to go.  Plus, I can cook on my brewing burner.
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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2010, 09:48:41 AM »
I use my beer supplies and knowledge almost daily in a variety of situations.

+1.  A couple times a year we get a big storm that knocks out our power.  Being on a well, no power=no water.  I fill a bunch of kegs with water in advance and I'm good to go.  Plus, I can cook on my brewing burner.

The biggest reason I got a generator is the well.
Heat, got the wood stove heating the house anyway
Cooking, gas appliances.
Food, have lots of coolers and usually enough frozen foods that everything would be fine for a few days anyway
Water....................................thats why we have a generator
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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 05:11:03 AM »
I use my beer supplies and knowledge almost daily in a variety of situations. Where would we be without beer!?!?!  ???

I use starsan for everyday cleaning and the burner has been used to boil water to thaw the water pipes (well).



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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2010, 07:21:49 AM »
Plus homebrewers would become Gods as we know how to make beer ;)

yes, but wouldn't we have to, in turn, worship at the feet of the maltsters and hop growers?

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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2010, 07:24:40 AM »
Plus homebrewers would become Gods as we know how to make beer ;)

yes, but wouldn't we have to, in turn, worship at the feet of the maltsters and hop growers?

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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2010, 11:47:14 PM »
I found an old green Stanley thermos on ebay for a few bucks.

Shook and soaked the hell out of it with Oxyclean. Black mess. Problem is I've never been able to get rid of an earthy flavor it imparts to the coffee I put in there.

Any ideas on this?
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Re: OxyClean your thermos
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010, 08:10:05 AM »
I found an old green Stanley thermos on ebay for a few bucks.

Shook and soaked the hell out of it with Oxyclean. Black mess. Problem is I've never been able to get rid of an earthy flavor it imparts to the coffee I put in there.

Any ideas on this?

I'd bet on the stopper (or whatever you call it). Just for giggles, pour coffee in it and use it as a caraffe in the house. No stopper, and see if you get any off flavors.
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