Re: Elderberry Goo Residue Removel Help


There is a really simple and magical something that does it which I can't remember at the moment. This question comes up every now and then so stay tuned for a solution from a guru for your goo.
Mike
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Mike

There is a product called 'Goo Gone', and it works wonders on the "white, latex-based glue-from-he**" used to affix wine labels. It might help your situation. It's a citrus based cleanser. Look for it at your local 'big-box' home improvement center or check your local grocery store. I've never made elderberry wine, so I can't say that I've experience. But also understand that the Goo-Gone also has petroleum-based products in it, so you will also have to use a plain detergent afterwards. Yuk. Joanne
Reply to
jmreiter

I think the solution was to use vegetable or olive oil. From memory, the goo is soluble in the oil. The combination is then able to be cleaned off with ordinary dish detergent... or that's what my pickled memory is telling me.
Mike
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Mike

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I've made elderberry wine for years also. It seems that when I boil the berries, I get more goo but get very little with raw berries. I don't bother boiling anymore.
Paul
Reply to
Pavel314

There is an article in the April-May 2009 issue of "Winemaker" magazine which discusses Elderberry wine and the way to remove it
"... it is easily cut with vetgetable oil and cleanly wiped from the primary. The oil is then washed away with a liquid soap containing a degreaser. Rinse well and tghen sanitize with sulfite solution."
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Paul E. Lehmann

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