Do you clean your worm?

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Do you clean your worm?

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So, do you clean your corkscrew after each use, or just if you happen to notice TCA? I forgot to clean mine after using it previously on a tainted wine but fortunately no transfer (that I could perceive at least) occurred.
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The thought of cleaning my worm has never occurred to me!

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#3 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

It’s a rather personal question.
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#4 Post by Scott Brunson »

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: November 30th, 2020, 5:03 pm It’s a rather personal question.
AFTER I wash my face.
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Often, and its wonderful
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#6 Post by Rodrigo B »

I sometimes forget when using a waiter's corkscrew, but I always clean my durand between uses, both the worm and the prongs
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#7 Post by J D o v e »

Most of the time I’m using my Coravin (hooked up to an argon tank) and I’ve been using the same needle, without any cleaning, for about a year. It’s opened plenty of corked wines... So, no, I would never think to clean a worm after opening a corked bottle.
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#8 Post by Chris Seiber »

If you do it too often, you could go blind.

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So, do you clean your corkscrew after each use, or just if you happen to notice TCA? I forgot to clean mine after using it previously on a tainted wine but fortunately no transfer (that I could perceive at least) occurred.
Jeremy -

Seriously - why bother?

Even if you put it into a TCA tainted cork, what are the chances you put that TCA into another cork? More to the point, what if you did? You're taking that second cork out. It's not like the TCA will instantly shoot through the cork and into the wine.
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As a matter of fact, I rinsed my Durand yesterday.
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Scott Brunson wrote: November 30th, 2020, 5:33 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: November 30th, 2020, 5:03 pm It’s a rather personal question.
AFTER I wash my face.
I’m one of those strange people who washes his face last, I shave in the shower. (My face not my worm.)
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GregT wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:15 pm
So, do you clean your corkscrew after each use, or just if you happen to notice TCA? I forgot to clean mine after using it previously on a tainted wine but fortunately no transfer (that I could perceive at least) occurred.
Jeremy -

Seriously - why bother?

Even if you put it into a TCA tainted cork, what are the chances you put that TCA into another cork? More to the point, what if you did? You're taking that second cork out. It's not like the TCA will instantly shoot through the cork and into the wine.
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Chris Seiber wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:15 pm If you do it too often, you could go blind.
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Its my worm and I'll clean it as vigorously as I like.
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That's not how TCA works. I've never washed my literal worm...
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#17 Post by Anton D »

I have a special “Screw-det “ I use to washclean my ‘Waiter’s Friend’ after I soil it by uncorking a bottle.

I try to avoid CTDS, corkscrew transmitted detritus. It’s my own personal Viet Nam, so to speak.
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It's NOT a worm, It's a Snake ! [wow.gif]

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I use bleach.
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#20 Post by Anton D »

JDavisRoby wrote: November 30th, 2020, 8:47 pm I use bleach.
Try some nonoxynol-9.
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Chris Seiber wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:15 pm If you do it too often, you could go blind.
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#22 Post by Tom G l a s g o w »

JDavisRoby wrote: November 30th, 2020, 8:47 pm I use bleach.
Sounds like a starter for TCA.

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R Roberts wrote: November 30th, 2020, 8:00 pm That's not how TCA works. I've never washed my literal worm...
Care to elaborate? And yes, despite the puerility, there was indeed a serious question in my post.
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S'cuse me??? [wow.gif]
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That explains the hairy hands.
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#26 Post by JDavisRoby »

Tom G l a s g o w wrote: December 1st, 2020, 5:23 am
JDavisRoby wrote: November 30th, 2020, 8:47 pm I use bleach.
Sounds like a starter for TCA.
Should’ve added the sarcasm emoji. :)
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JDavisRoby wrote: December 1st, 2020, 9:27 am
Tom G l a s g o w wrote: December 1st, 2020, 5:23 am
JDavisRoby wrote: November 30th, 2020, 8:47 pm I use bleach.
Sounds like a starter for TCA.
Should’ve added the sarcasm emoji. :)
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#28 Post by Sarah S »

Please do. Your SO will thank you.
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#29 Post by Rich K0rz€nk0 »

Chris Seiber wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:15 pm If you do it too often, you could go blind.
Mama said the same thing but it would fall off.

She was wrong.

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Sarah S wrote: December 1st, 2020, 6:36 pm Please do. Your SO will thank you.
Yep, keeping the junk clean is a priority! [cheers.gif]
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