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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2013, 12:58:08 PM »
Something that works well if you're experiencing glassware problems is a salt scrub.  Wet the inside of the glass and pour salt over all the surfaces.  Scrub with a paper towel.  Works great!

I used to use salt to clean flower vases in college.  ::)

it's amazing how dirty those flower vases got back in college isn't it?

Outstanding!

I stumbled onto the best detergent ever for cleaning anything beer related. Its called Planet. Its about $3 a bottle and available in most grocery stores. I highly recommend it. Takes very little soap and has no fragrance,  rinses off very easy.

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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2013, 02:56:54 PM »
We use the regular powder Cascade in the dishwasher too and doesn't seem to affect the head. That being said I have also done the salt scrub Denny mentioned and really that works the best!
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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2013, 03:26:31 PM »
From pg 48 of the Draught Beer Quality Manual

Testing for “Beer-Clean” Glass
Beer poured to a beer-clean glass forms a proper head
and creates residual lacing as the beer is consumed.
After cleaning, you can test your glasses for beer-clean
status using three different techniques: sheeting, the
salt test, and lacing. Let’s review each technique.

1. Sheeting Test: Dip the glass in water. If the glass is
clean, water evenly coats the glass when lifted out of
the water. If the glass still has an invisible film, water
will break up into droplets on the inside surface.

2. Salt Test: Salt sprinkled on the interior of a wet
glass will adhere evenly to the clean surface,
but will not adhere to the parts that still contain
a greasy film. Poorly cleaned glasses show an
uneven distribution of salt.

3. Lacing Test: Fill the glass with beer. If the glass is
clean, foam will adhere to the inside of the glass in
parallel rings after each sip, forming a lacing pattern.
If not properly cleaned, foam will adhere in a
random pattern, or may not adhere at all.

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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2013, 04:21:18 PM »
By the way, what is this "dish washer" you guys are referring too?

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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2013, 07:02:24 PM »
From pg 48 of the Draught Beer Quality Manual

Testing for “Beer-Clean” Glass
Beer poured to a beer-clean glass forms a proper head
and creates residual lacing as the beer is consumed.
After cleaning, you can test your glasses for beer-clean
status using three different techniques: sheeting, the
salt test, and lacing. Let’s review each technique.

1. Sheeting Test: Dip the glass in water. If the glass is
clean, water evenly coats the glass when lifted out of
the water. If the glass still has an invisible film, water
will break up into droplets on the inside surface.

2. Salt Test: Salt sprinkled on the interior of a wet
glass will adhere evenly to the clean surface,
but will not adhere to the parts that still contain
a greasy film. Poorly cleaned glasses show an
uneven distribution of salt.

3. Lacing Test: Fill the glass with beer. If the glass is
clean, foam will adhere to the inside of the glass in
parallel rings after each sip, forming a lacing pattern.
If not properly cleaned, foam will adhere in a
random pattern, or may not adhere at all.

Doesn't 2 and 3 result in glasses that need washing again? 

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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2013, 07:57:49 PM »
The Cascade packs (which include the rinse agent) have resulted in no problems in the ajk household.

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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2013, 07:46:16 AM »
By the way, what is this "dish washer" you guys are referring too?

Some people use the term SWMBO...
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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2013, 10:16:28 AM »
By the way, what is this "dish washer" you guys are referring too?
"Oh, she got fired too"

Anyone?
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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2013, 10:36:52 AM »
By the way, what is this "dish washer" you guys are referring too?
"Oh, she got fired too"

Anyone?

It's amazing what you can learn with google.
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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2013, 10:42:54 AM »
By the way, what is this "dish washer" you guys are referring too?

Some people use the term SWMBO...

I have several.  They are named Mike, Mad, Maria and Sarah.  Sometimes, when there is no other option, it is named Paul.

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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2013, 10:47:06 AM »
By the way, what is this "dish washer" you guys are referring too?
"Oh, she got fired too"

Anyone?

I thought that was pickle slicer

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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2013, 11:20:07 AM »
By the way, what is this "dish washer" you guys are referring too?
"Oh, she got fired too"

Anyone?

I thought that was pickle slicer
That's the way I heard it originally too, but your comment still made me think of it. :)
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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2013, 11:31:35 AM »
By the way, what is this "dish washer" you guys are referring too?
"Oh, she got fired too"

Anyone?

I thought that was pickle slicer
That's the way I heard it originally too, but your comment still made me think of it. :)
That's what google said, too.
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Re: Dishwashing detergent
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2013, 12:41:10 PM »
Great story and I've told it over a beer several times in the last 30 years. Never gets old.