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Old 03-07-2005, 03:58 PM   #11
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As far as plastic giving a plastic-y taste, anything is possible with plastics. They offgas a lot of crazy stuff. I think fermenting in glass or stainless is clearly better, but a lot of people starting out need to use plastic until they get the bug and buy proper fermenters
It's not really a plastic taste at all.....My brew bucket seems to be retaining all the wonderful smells of past batches....I'm fearing these will transfer to subsequent batches in the future.....
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Old 03-07-2005, 05:59 PM   #12
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More than you want to know about gas diffusion in plastics

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Old 03-08-2005, 01:58 AM   #13
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More than you want to know about gas diffusion in plastics
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It made my head 'ping'....
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But wouldn't the pressure of fermentation escape through the pores as well as the airlock? The pressure should be uniform throughout...I can't see any oxygen getting in...???
No. Pressure will take the least resistant method of escape. Why go through the rigid matrix of glass/plastic when it can much more easily escape through the liquid in the airlock?
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It's not really a plastic taste at all.....My brew bucket seems to be retaining all the wonderful smells of past batches....I'm fearing these will transfer to subsequent batches in the future.....
I've found soaking them in a bleach/water soultion will kill the smell very effectively, but man, be careful not to use much bleach and rinse very well. I'll use maybe 3/4 teaspoon bleach for 2-2.5 gallons water.

I do this immediately after transferring so my primary has a few days to completely dry before its next use.

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