I saw that the Shulcha Aruch (I think it was 586?) states that one is allowed to pour wine into the shofar to clean it.
I have an old shofar that smells a bit musty and like ... old sheep (I guess it should smell like that?) At any rate, the smell isn't pleasant.
Plain water doesn't seem to do the job, and I think it does something to the structure of the inside, as it doesn't sound as clear after I rinse it. Maybe there is water in there, and it just gets too difficult to dry?
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can clean the shofar and get rod of most if not all of the bad smell? I don't want to use wine to clean my shofar, BTW. I'm afraid that I'll make a shicker shever ;-)