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Old 04-29-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Bucket smells like hops

Still using the bucket (still poor), and it kinda smells like hops. I soaked it with One-Step for a week, but there is still a faint odor. What can I use to deodorize it completely? What about white vinegar? Baking soda? How much to use (i.e. 1, 2 oz/gallon?)

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Old 04-29-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:30 AM   #3
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i used baking soda on my buckets with good results

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Does your bucket have a spigot? If it does, the smell could be coming from the parts if they haven't been disassembled and cleaned recently.

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Beer smells like hops too. I would not worry about it unless you have not dissasembled the spigot on the side.

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Old 04-30-2006, 05:13 PM   #6
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Even bleach has it's uses, getting stains and smells out of my fermentation buckets is one. I use about an oz. in five gallons and let it soak over-night. Then I run it out theough the spigot, take the spigot apart and brush it out.

Air dry for a few days. A couple TSP of baking soda finishes the job.

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Old 04-30-2006, 05:21 PM   #7
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When I used plastic fermenters they always smelled like hops and malt. Well OK they smelled like beer. It didn't seem to affect any of my subsequent brews.
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When I used plastic fermenters they always smelled like hops and malt. Well OK they smelled like beer. It didn't seem to affect any of my subsequent brews.
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Thats really the best thing to do in any situation! But, I agree, don't worry about it, I wash my bucket out with soap and water after i've bottled and thats about it until I sanitize it with bleach prior to my next brewing session...
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