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Old 07-24-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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So I went to the basement today to do nothing in particular (look at my fermenters for no reason) and I noticed the drop ceiling was down in a spot over my equipment... A god damn mouse fell through and landed in my bottling bucket of all places. Well, being a mouse, it did what it would normally do I.E. Crap all over the bottom and then F**king die.

I washed it hard core with dish soap and a soft bristle scrub brush twice and its soaking for the 2nd time in diluted bleach... looks pretty clean again. Is this one of those "just toss the damn thing and get another" situations? Im planning on needing that bucket tomorrow, I dont wanna ride out to my LHBS... FML.

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Old 07-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #2
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Nah,it sounds like you cleaned it quite thoroughly after catching it soon enough. Just sanitize it well before using it. Hair of the mouse anyone?
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Did you (or it) scratch up the bucket at all?

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Its a white plastic bucket man, its way too hard to see if there are any micro scratches... but a good bleach soak should fill those cracks after some hours of sitting. Ill prob hit it with an extra starsan soak maybe at a little higher concentration

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I'm seeing a brew named "Dead Mouse Stout" in your future...

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Old 07-24-2012, 11:23 PM   #6
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Its a white plastic bucket man, its way too hard to see if there are any micro scratches... but a good bleach soak should fill those cracks after some hours of sitting. Ill prob hit it with an extra starsan soak maybe at a little higher concentration
Scratched up buckets can harbor bacteria in spite of a very good cleaning! Even with bleach!
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If it's just the bottling bucket, I wouldn't sweat it. If it were a fermentation bucket, maybe.

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I use the bottling bucket as my sanitization vessel so it ALWAYS has starsan in it, it just happened to be dry at that particular moment lol

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Nuke the tub and flip upside down future tubs for this and other relevant reasons. I would never want the thought of a dead mouse plus rodent poop to enter my mind while drinking my beer.

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Here's how you catch them in the future:

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