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Offline tygo

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Life after Brett
« on: November 03, 2010, 04:45:30 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 03, 2010, 08:58:10 PM »
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....

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Re: Life after Brett
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 09:28:51 PM »
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
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico