How do you keep your glasses clean?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DEdesign57, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Nope. Just beer glasses. If you knew how hot the water was here...
  2. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,698) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    When I said for the most part, I meant steaming hot water is the key. I guess I thought the soap goes without saying, but I basically just go overload on the steaming water.
  3. Homebrew42

    Homebrew42 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New York

    Why do beer glasses get treated differently than everything else? Don't you want your beer glasses to be as clean if not cleaner than your other dishes?
  4. Homebrew42

    Homebrew42 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New York

    Apparently not, there are many people here who simply rinse their beer glasses with water and do not use any soap at all. I have this same conversation with people every time this topic comes up.
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  5. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    I'll live. Glad you're concerned though!
  6. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,698) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    edit: meant to reply
  7. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,698) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I basically just use a little soap to get all of the residue, then run it under steaming hot water forever to make sure there's no soap residue.. and then air dry. But it's amazing was just extremely hot water can do.
  8. Homebrew42

    Homebrew42 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New York

    I essentially do the same, though I will often towel dry to avoid water spots. I've been over people's houses who simply rinse with hot water and every glass they've ever offered me has had greasy lip and finger prints on it. It's unsanitary and pretty gross.
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  9. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Mine are spotless... But I can now see why my method offends you!
  10. Homebrew42

    Homebrew42 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New York

    I'm not offended in any way, I really don't care how you clean your glasses.
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  11. nathanjohnson

    nathanjohnson Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2007 Vermont

    Except dissolve lipids, of which significant amounts are deposited on a glass from one's lips and hands.
  12. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    until it doesnt smell like beer anymore. I rinse them about 5 times in scalding hot water then let them air dry. I had been putting them in the dishwasher, but me beers had no head. Now, no dishwasher.
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  13. Archemedies

    Archemedies Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Only if it is a drastic change in temperature. Hot water to cold water isn't drastic enough. You need the glass to be at hundreds of a degrees farenheit in order for it for it to crack like that.
  14. KGarrett

    KGarrett Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2008 New York

    Archemedies, I've cracked a glass in the sink before because I changed temps too quick. Come on over with your glasses and I'll demonstrate for you if ya want! :wink:
  15. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    thats how i lost my first GLBC Christmas Ale snifter. damn dishwasher.
  16. Archemedies

    Archemedies Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Must have had some shitty glass then (no offense). My best friend blows glass and I've done a little and it only cracked when the temperature change was in the hundreds over a few seconds. I've got a paper thin tulip glass and I've never had that happen. But, I'll stand corrected...
  17. Archemedies

    Archemedies Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Did you have the sanitizer in your dishwasher turned on? That heats steam up hot enough to kill all bacteria and anything thin is a huge risk with that turned on.
  18. Fubar1453

    Fubar1453 Aspirant (262) Jul 5, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Put the glass under a sink faucet, add a dash of soap, and stream really hot water through it.
  19. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    the dishwasher in my apt is old as hell. I have no idea. I turned off the heat dry feature, but that was my only option.
  20. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    I rarely actually wash my beer glasses. Usually they just get a good rinse when I'm done, then air dry.
  21. naloxone

    naloxone Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Its not the wash, its the rinse. Most dishwashers don't sufficiently rinse. If you take it out still wet before the soap hardens and give it a good rinse, using a dishwasher is fine. All my sturdier glassware goes in, but the tulips, stemware, etc is all hand wash.
  22. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (426) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Put them in the dishwasher
  23. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Hot water and a drop of soap on a dedicated glass sponge... what's the problem?
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  24. ixodus

    ixodus Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2010 New Jersey

    Use this exact method with heavy rinsing at the end works perfect.
  25. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Very hot water. Basic dish soap. Never had an issue.

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  26. Orchids

    Orchids Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2010 Illinois

    +1 to this. Super hot water usually works. Sometimes I let them sit with water in them for a few minutes if I was drinking something dark. Sometimes we put them in the dishwasher and run the cycle without detergent.
  27. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Dishwasher. If they break, oh well. Life's too short.
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  28. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Ammonia + bleach in a ventiilated room. Rinse.
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  29. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

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  30. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,436) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Sorry OP, but am I the only person who is dumbfounded this thread is still receiving new posts? This subject is right up there with "how do you get the cap off?"...
  31. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Easy------Posting to a Message Board-----------Brain Surgery-------------Cleaning Glassware----------Hard
  32. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Most of the time I just rinse, and after one of your previous tirades against "just hot water" I actually went and inspected my glasses closely (which I don't normally do). None of them had any visible grease or any other kind of residue. So I don't know what to tell you, except that I don't think whoever you were so put off by before was doing it right.
  33. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I use the dishwasher for regular pint glasses and whatnot. I handwash all my logo glassware.
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  34. kolschboy

    kolschboy Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2003 North Carolina

    Now that's funny.
  35. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (449) Aug 11, 2007 California
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    Just wash it like a regular dish. Use Palmolive on a sponge, and make sure you clean every inch of that dirty little glass, and rinse about 3 or so times. Air dry. A visual inspection after the last rinse is great to make sure you did a good job. You can use this tip on almost every washable dish too.

    Also, do not ever let greasy shit get on your glassware. They is a pain in the ass and requires multiple washes and rinses to get cleaned. Damn roomates using my glasses, then putting the damn glass in the damn sink (never leave glassware in the sink, they can easily be broken). Grease and glass is bad.

    Follow these tips ad you shall be good to go. Thank you for listening.
  36. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (769) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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    1) Drain of any beer contents
    2) Tell my girlfriend there is something awesome to see on the TV
    3) Wait for her to enter man-cave
    4) Tell girlfriend she missed the "awesome thing on tv," and say "since you are already up, mind cleaning this for me?"
    5) Hand her the used glass.
    6) Say "thanks babe, another beer would be great too."
    7) Wait 3 minutes.
    8) Drink and Repeat.
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  37. schlegelmeister

    schlegelmeister Initiate (26) Oct 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Nice. Thanks for this. Using iiiiiit.
  38. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (167) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois
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    If the glass is still wet then a hot vigorous rinse usally does the trick, if the beer residue has dried then a little soap and a good rinse.

    The trick seems to be the rinse, not the soap either way hand dry with a cotton towel
  39. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 California

    I use a drop of soap and a dedicated baby bottle brush. Hot water to wash followed by a hot water rinse with another with cold water.

    I used to just use the dishwasher but over time I started to notice a hard water film begin to develop on my favorite glasses. Using this hand wash method actually reverses the hard water after a couple months of hand washing.

    I also started washing my wife's wine glasses at the same time

    I can always tell when my wife is grumpy about a late night tasting when all my glasses from the night before are in the dishwasher as she knows why I hand wash. :wink:
  40. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    as soon as the glass is empty (if i'm not going to have another) i just wash it out with the HOTTEST water possible, no soap, then just air dry it
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