Holy Mold Batman!!

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Reignman
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Holy Mold Batman!!

Post #1 by Reignman » 1 month 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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Re: Holy Mold Batman!!

Post #2 by bargoon » 1 month ago

Yes, in RVs they advise to leave the fridge doors ajar when turned off to prevent mold & mildew.
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Reignman
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Re: Holy Mold Batman!!

Post #3 by Reignman » 1 month 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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brhenrio
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Post #4 by brhenrio » 1 month ago

I have had this happen to me with a chest freezer. Coolers as well.
In the fermentor: Gentlemans Skids Brown Ale
Tap 1: toy soldier stout
Tap 2: A Boy Named Sue's Root Beer
Tap 3: Cheaters Red Ale
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Post #5 by ben58 » 1 month ago

:D Pics or it didn't happen! :D
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Post #6 by Reignman » 1 month ago

I didn't take any pics. I cleaned it as soon as I saw it.

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