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Old 23-02-2005, 03:21 AM
Alan
 
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Hi,

Maybe someone here can help.

I have a glass decanter used mostly for red wine. Over time as wine has
been left over night there seems to have developed a buildup about an inch
up on the inside of the decanter. At first I thought it was just film but
today I used a bamboo skewer to poke inside the decanter and you can
actually feel where the buildup starts. The buildup is mostly clear but a
little cloudy.

I am trying to avoid using a bottle brush to clean it as it might scratch
the decanter.

I have used hot soapy water, poured in boiling water and used CLR in hopes
of flush it out but no luck.

Advice?

Alan



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Old 23-02-2005, 10:25 AM
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Try vinegar.

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Old 23-02-2005, 11:27 AM
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Hi I use dishwasher tablets to get the buildup out.

Just get one crumbled in... Pour in hot water and let
it rest for 15 minutes and swirl now and then...

Normal ways of cleaning never seem to help but this works
wonders for me...

Bas

Alan wrote:
Hi,

Maybe someone here can help.

I have a glass decanter used mostly for red wine. Over time as wine has
been left over night there seems to have developed a buildup about an inch
up on the inside of the decanter. At first I thought it was just film but
today I used a bamboo skewer to poke inside the decanter and you can
actually feel where the buildup starts. The buildup is mostly clear but a
little cloudy.

I am trying to avoid using a bottle brush to clean it as it might scratch
the decanter.

I have used hot soapy water, poured in boiling water and used CLR in hopes
of flush it out but no luck.

Advice?

Alan


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Old 23-02-2005, 07:17 PM
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For a recent discussion on cleaning decanters, see this forum:
http://www.wine-pages.com/ubb/ultima...c;f=1;t=002338
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Old 24-02-2005, 12:18 AM
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Thanks all for the ideas.

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For a recent discussion on cleaning decanters, see this forum:
http://www.wine-pages.com/ubb/ultima...c;f=1;t=002338
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Old 24-02-2005, 03:10 AM
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I know its not politically correct and da ladies from PETA is going to jump
all over my tuchy, but back in 1802 dis guy, Erasmus Von Schtup, got tired
of having his porto thingamabob all stained up from da port, so he got one
of dese gekko tings who got in da deecanter and licked it clean, it woiked
pretty good until da gekko got da clap or someting and Von Schtup nephew
wigged out after having a Taylors 1779. no body tought of runnin some hot
water after da gekko did his ting, I tink having a gekko do some cleanin
wood woik better den cascade any day........

J. Murray Fefferman
Worlds Oldest Corkdork

as told to
"Alan" wrote in message
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Thanks all for the ideas.

"Steve Slatcher" wrote in message
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For a recent discussion on cleaning decanters, see this forum:
http://www.wine-pages.com/ubb/ultima...c;f=1;t=002338
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Steve Slatcher
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Old 24-02-2005, 04:38 AM
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Joseph Rosenberg wrote, in part: "Erasmus Von Schtup, got tired of
having his porto thingamabob all stained up from da port, so he got one
of dese gekko tings who got in da deecanter and licked it clean,"

Many years ago I had a pet kinkajou. Kinkajous are a tropical member of
the raccoon family, but resemble a monkey in many ways and have a long
prehensile tail. Some people call them honey bears, and they are very
fond of sweets. They have a very long and narrow tongue with which they
can reach in holes to lick out honey and such. To show visitors the
animal's tongue, I kept a half bottle of Creme de Banana. Kinkajous love
bananas. I would turn the bottle to wet the top, inside portion of it.
The kinkajou would run his long tongue 4 or 5 inches down the neck of
the bottle and lick it clean as far as he could reach. This always
amazed guests. He only got a very tiny taste. I do not think I would
want to be around a drunk kinkajou. Much as a dog, he liked to sniff
things. He usually would sniff guest's shoes. Once when I had two men
who were brothers visiting, the kinkajou stood up on his hind feet and
sniffed the crotch of one. The other one exploded in laughter and asked
his brother how long it had been since he had a bath. Unfortunately a
kinkajou does not have a tongue long enough to reach the bottom of most
decanters. It might be able to for a squat ship's decanter. Perhaps an
anteater would have a longer reach if you put a few ants in the bottom
of the decanter.

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Old 24-02-2005, 07:06 PM
Mathew Kagis
 
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I use denture cleaning tablets... They work like a charm.

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Mathew

En Vino Veritas
"Alan" wrote in message
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Hi,

Maybe someone here can help.

I have a glass decanter used mostly for red wine. Over time as wine has
been left over night there seems to have developed a buildup about an inch
up on the inside of the decanter. At first I thought it was just film

but
today I used a bamboo skewer to poke inside the decanter and you can
actually feel where the buildup starts. The buildup is mostly clear but

a
little cloudy.

I am trying to avoid using a bottle brush to clean it as it might scratch
the decanter.

I have used hot soapy water, poured in boiling water and used CLR in hopes
of flush it out but no luck.

Advice?

Alan






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