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Offline tygo

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Life after Brett
« on: November 03, 2010, 11:45:30 PM »
I've got a better bottle that had a brett beer in it for about four months that I'd like to use for other, non-brett beers.  It's relatively new, has never had a carboy brush used on it, and is visibly free from any scratches.  I've already put it through a long, double strength oxiclean soak and then a double strength starsan soak.

Should I risk it or put this one on the shelf exclusively for future brett beers?
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Offline abraxas

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Re: Life after Brett
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 03:58:10 AM »
I'd bet a lot of money that you'll be ok, but why not brew a beer that would ok with brett for your first shot. If it survives that....

Offline corkybstewart

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Re: Life after Brett
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 04:28:51 AM »
Long before I knew any better I made a batch of malt vinegar and a batch of apple cider vinegar in cornies after I decided they sucked as alcoholic beverages.  Those 2 cornies are still in rotation 10+ years later with no special efforts made to clean them.  They still have the same gaskets and everything because I have no idea which of my +/- 20 kegs were used to make those vinegars, and I'd wager that each keg has had 30 batches of beers stored and served from them without a single infected batch.  Bottom line is that normal sanitation procedures are plenty to kill whatever you've had in your containers
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