Originally Posted by Jaeger48
how nasty was the bucket?
It was rinsed very well in hot water. I use the bucket mostly to cart my extra wort into the kitchen for canning starters / priming wort, so I figure I'll be boiling the heck out of it, so I don't worry about sanitizing the bucket.
It's what I call a "clean" bucket: it's used to mill grains, dechlorinate water, etc, and is always rinsed well with hot water immediately after use, and dried. My "slop" buckets, on the other hand are used to catch drippings from hoses after use, store my chiller, and generally stay wet a long(er) time. BTW: both my "clean" and "slop" buckets are separate and distinct from my fermentation buckets, which I protect from scratching, bugs, dust, etc....