Mike You're doing great! ... I love the home improvised tools. One of my first was a tine off an old wood rake. Cheap, easy to find, and not harmful to the bottle. The slightly curved tips were okay but not usable on those narrow neckers. For the smaller bottles an old dentist pic can also act as a retriever(Check HF, they may carry a cheap set.) If you don't want to use that paper towel anymore the plastic mesh from that bag of clementines/other fruit makes a decent swisher for your probe. ...Okay, I've never used Drano but being Italian-Am. I am naturally partial to vinegar. For some hazes it works great, (esp. post soaking). Others, not so much. Its cheap by the distilled gallon and is a good disinfectant. What the hay, its midnight and now I'm craving pasta and a salad. Mike, I can tell already you're a bottle guy. Let me tell you now, you + yours are going to enjoy a lot of great years in this superior American pastime.