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Old 25-01-2009, 09:21 PM posted to rec.crafts.winemaking
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Default Elderberry Goo Residue Removel Help

Andie Z wrote:
We have been making elderberry wine for years. This year we made
another 12 gallons. The big problem we have is cleaning up. During
and after primary fermentation we end up with a non-soluble goo. We
still haven't discovered a way to wash it off our stirrer, our
primary, or anything else. Does anyone have a sure fire way of
getting it off stuff. My 90 year old mother is the wine master and
she has it on her finger nails.

What are you making it with? I've made elderberry for years too and not had
that problem. Mind you I never make more than a couple of gallons at one
time so perhaps I just haven't noticed the quantity. Have you tried an
abrasive cleaner like Ajax. For your hands you can buy hand cleaners with
abrasive granules in. I find soaking in a strong hot bleach solution can
help really stubborn congealed lumps, that or washing soda.


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