Holy Mold Batman!!

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Reignman
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Holy Mold Batman!!

Post #1 by Reignman » 8 months ago

I have a 17 year old fridge that I only use for carbing up kegs. I shut if off 3 weeks ago because it was empty. I opened it up today to carb up a keg and the door and all 3 walls plus the bottom up to the small freezer were covered with mold. It was bad. Soap and javex took it away though. So what now? When it is unused, do I just leave the door open? I just cleaned it a few weeks ago but I only used dish soap and no javex. Reminded me of that tv show where the 2 ladies cleaned really dirty homes. This fridge sits 1 meter from where I ferment beer.
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Post #2 by bargoon » 8 months ago

Yes, in RVs they advise to leave the fridge doors ajar when turned off to prevent mold & mildew.
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Post #3 by Reignman » 8 months ago

I don;t have much room to do stuff and it somehow gets shut. I can always jam something in there to keep the door from shutting. I have an older stand up freezer I am giving away and it was closed. I checked it and no mold. Must be a beer thing.
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Post #4 by brhenrio » 8 months ago

I have had this happen to me with a chest freezer. Coolers as well.
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Post #5 by ben58 » 8 months ago

:D Pics or it didn't happen! :D
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Post #6 by Reignman » 8 months ago

I didn't take any pics. I cleaned it as soon as I saw it.
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Post #7 by hawkbox » 5 months ago

Probably just need to keep the door open. Funky though.
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Post #8 by Reignman » 5 months ago

Yea, I do keep it open. I only use it to carb up beers because it is a hydro hog.

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