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This is a discussion on Milk Jugs within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; So how do you clean out used milk jugs? Not large quantities, just one or two a month. I don't think it's dishwasher proof. I ...

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    Milk Jugs

    So how do you clean out used milk jugs? Not large quantities, just one or two a month. I don't think it's dishwasher proof. I buy one particular state wide brand and it comes with a screw on lid instead of one that just pushs down on top, so I prefer to use it, but have trouble getting all the milk out. Thanks.

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    hot water, a little tiny bit of dishwashing soap.. the shake the hell out of it....rinse

    best is to clean it as son as you finish the milk.. not days later
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    I just use aquatainers. You have to sanitize everything. I just use hot water and dawn. rinse repeat.
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    I wash it just like Maine-Marine said, then if I want to store drinking water in it, I rinse it out with bleach water.
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    Water once shake
    Water twice shake
    Water and dawn shake and dump
    Water and a drop of bleach shake and dump.
    Rinse till no suds or bleach smell.
    Dry upside down over night.
    Good to go ...

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    When I saw a thread entitled Milk Jugs, I was like Hell Yeah, this should be fun!...then I figured it out so never mind.

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    As an old former beer brewer will say wash good with automatic dishwashing deterdent..not dawn or you will never get it rinsed good..then follow with with a fill and soak of bleach waster..1/4 cup per gallon..20 mins or so rinse and dain. There ya go. Iodine is also popular to sterilze with but never used any.
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    Two water rinses.
    One cleaning with water & dishwasher soap and some small cut-up rag sections. Shake the hell out of it and work the rags around. Drain and pull out the rags.
    Rinse until there's no more dishwasher soap.
    Final rinse with a bit of bleach.
    Turn upside down and let air dry.

    Do not use milk jugs for long-term water storage.
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    Depends on what you want to store in the used milk jug. The proteins in milk and fruit juices are extremely difficult to was out if you plan on storing water.
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    Use the 300 win mag and fill them with water. The shock from the round going through cleans the inside really nice. Then they don't stink if it's a while til you recycle them. Plus it's really fun.

 

 
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