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gmaupin 12-06-2009 07:34 PM

plastic buckets cleaning ?
 
I work in a grocery store and I talked with the crew in the bakery and I have scored some buckets that they get there frosting in. My question is what would be the best way to clean and get the buckets brew worthy ?

Revvy 12-06-2009 07:46 PM

Oxyclean and hot water. That's the best way to clean anything in our brewery...including delabeling bottles.

Just let it soak for a few hours/over night, and then rinse throroughly.

Shay 12-06-2009 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Revvy (Post 1722581)
Oxyclean and hot water. That's the best way to clean anything in our brewery...including delabeling bottles.

Just let it soak for a few hours/over night, and then rinse throroughly.

+1 to Revvy. You might to do a couple of oxyclean soaks for the frosting.

HomerJR 12-06-2009 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Shay (Post 1722709)
+1 to Revvy. You might to do a couple of oxyclean soaks for the frosting.

Maybe the residual frosting would add a couple gravity points? :D

jbambuti 12-06-2009 11:56 PM

You could use one for secondary and have the first ever 'dryfrosted' beer.

rico567 12-07-2009 01:42 AM

I got two 3-gal. frosting buckets from our local IGA. I cleaned them of all the residue as best I could with dishwashing detergent, hot water & a sponge. I then used PBW to soak one, then used it on the other. I then just used Star San to sanitize when I was ready to ferment.

gmaupin 12-07-2009 05:48 PM

cool I socked in oxy and they are drip drying right now looking good

Torg 12-08-2009 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Shay (Post 1722709)
+1 to Revvy. You might to do a couple of oxyclean soaks for the frosting.

The only thing I would add is Oxyclean contains detergents (why you have to rinse it thoroughly). the cheap grocery store "Oxigen boost" or "Oxygen bleach" sometimes does not. Besides its active ingredient is Sodium Percarbonate. I use the store brand at half the price, it works fine.


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