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Old 12-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Default Fermenting Bucket Smells Like Hops

I scrubbed my fermenting bucket and cleaned it with Easy Clean twice. Even with the scrubbing, soaking, rinsing and repeating the bucket still reeks of hops. How can I get rid of that smell so I can use this thing again? I'm brewing again tomorrow so I kinda need it!

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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As long as it's cleaned & sanitized (and the inside is scratched up) I wouldn't worry about the smell.

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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bucket still reeks of hops.
I don't understand the problem?



But seriously, no worries. If you don't have scratches and oxycleaned it, just sanitize before you pour in your wort and pitch your yeast.
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Really? I figured it would be a sign that there were still remnants from the prior batch. I'll go with a good soaking in Star San tomorrow before dumping in the wort. Thanks guys!

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My kegs often smell like hops even after cleaning.

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the bucket still reeks of hops.
You say that like it's a bad thing
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You say that like it's a bad thing
That's because I thought it was! Apparently it's normal, I'm just afraid of contaminating my next batch.
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I scrubbed my fermenting bucket and cleaned it with Easy Clean twice. Even with the scrubbing, soaking, rinsing and repeating the bucket still reeks of hops. How can I get rid of that smell so I can use this thing again? I'm brewing again tomorrow so I kinda need it!
If sh!t soaked into the plastic, have you wondered about what's coming out?
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Scrubbing your bucket is a far greater danger than any hops odor.

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Scrubbing your bucket is a far greater danger than any hops odor.
Only used a soft rag and the no rinse cleanser. Nothing rough!
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