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Old 28-11-2017, 04:44 PM   #11
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I bought a load of old DJ's and there was only one i could not clean. Looked like it had some form of etching on the bottom.
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To remove the slippery feel from oxi give it a wipe down with a soft cloth/kitchen towel soaked in star san solution. ..
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Old 28-11-2017, 05:21 PM   #13
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Be careful how hot the water is, I poured some near boiling into one and the bottom dropped straight out of it.
That happened to me the other day when I poured the hottest curry I've ever made down my neck.
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The missus would give me a tenner to buy new ones.
Are these special? Carry memories? Have been in the family for over a century? Or you really like them?
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The missus would give me a tenner to buy new ones.
Are these special? Carry memories? Have been in the family for over a century? Or you really like them?
How many 'traditional' glass demijohns would you get for a tenner? I was looking a few months ago and even 2nd hand ones aren't cheap. Ended up buying a trolleyful of Morrison's 5l water lol.
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Ah okay, so that's the added value. Couldn't figure that out from the original posting, cheers!
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Gunge I hope your bottom is fixed now.
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Gunge I hope your bottom is fixed now.
Til the next time... anyways try getting some hydrofluoric acid - that'll clean 'em! Unfortunately I don't know the names of any commercial preparations which contain it.
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Have tried cleaning some right dirty caked on demis over the years. Used all sorts of cleaning agents which included sand swilled around as an abrasive and small metal chains for the same purpose.

One of the best things I have used is good old bleach. A good squirt in a demi, topped up with warm water and left overnight. Next morning they are much, much easier to clean.
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