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Old 07-14-2006, 10:46 AM   #1
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I'm getting ready to brew my second batch in a few days and have started to get a few things in order. While checking my equipment, I removed the cover from my plastic fermenting bucket (it was just layed on top loosely) and noticed the bucket smelled of beer. Ok, I know that it is used for beer, and has been filled with beer, but I cleaned it well after bottling two weeks ago. It was only used once and I found it a little strange. I was wondering if it's a problem or just one of the things that go along with using a plastic fermenter. Will another quick wash before sanitizing do the trick or is a beer smell the norm.
As I read my question it almost sounds comical. Asking if smelling beer in beer making equipment is normal
I'm concerned about sanitation is all.

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Old 07-14-2006, 12:31 PM   #2
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It's plastic and will absorb the odors but won't hurt new batches. From time to time I soak mine in unscented bleach then wash. When it comes time to brew, I just sanitize and go.

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It's plastic and will absorb the odors but won't hurt new batches. From time to time I soak mine in unscented bleach then wash. When it comes time to brew, I just sanitize and go.

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