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Old 03-07-2008, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default How do you clean your MLT after brewing?

Specifically how do you get the grain out and what do you put it in/where do you put it?

I just did my first 10 gal batch and getting all that grain in a garbage bag was a heck of a challenge.

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a thread on this from a couple weeks ago
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I was looking for the method used to get the grain out of the mash tun not where to put them afterwards.

I'm assuming you could dump them out, scoop them out with something or some other method I'm not aware of and put them into a garbage bag, or wheel borrow to get them to the final disposal site.
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I scoop mine out with somehhing on the order of a coolwhip bowl, i can bend it to get in near the fitting and thermometer stem, I scoop it into a 6 gallon bucket(s) and feed it to the deer & turkeys.

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I use a cooler MLT. I scoop or dump most of it out into a trash can. Then hose it down with hot water from the kitchen tap. Using the hand sprayer... Dump & repeat. BTW - My tap water is really hot too, so it works well.

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I just dump the grains out back/add it to the compost. It's all good from there.

As for the cleaning, I too just spray it down to get all the husks out of there and then give it a mild wash with a sponge (but nothing that could scrape the plastic). Rinse and air dry. The beer keeps tasting great so I guess my methods are sound.

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I dump my grains out back in the garden, give it a good spray with the hose and I'm done with it until I brew next, when it gets sanitized with everything else.

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I dump my grains out back in the garden, give it a good spray with the hose and I'm done with it until I brew next, when it gets sanitized with everything else.
+1 for dumping the grains out back, but I don't bother sanitizing it. Everything that comes out of it goes into an hour long boil. I don't even mix any Iodophor until I'm near the end of the boil.
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I dump my grains out back in the garden, give it a good spray with the hose and I'm done with it until I brew next, when it gets sanitized with everything else.
I do exactly what OB does.
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Dump it out back...rinse w/ hose and store. ??????

Sanitize a mash tun???? PRE-BOIL I don't get too concerned!!

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