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Old 07-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Sanitizing lid for bucket fermenter

I have always used glass carboys but I am about to age a triple on several pounds of fruit and don't like the idea of stuffing peach meat down the narrow hole of a carboy (seems to beg for infection). So I'm going to use my bucket fermenter for the first time.
How do YOU sanitize the the lid. I'm sure the answer is simple but its just not coming to me.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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I usually put sanitizer in the bucket, put the lid on and then shake. Then make sure to dump out the sanitizer before transfer anything in there.

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Same way I sanitize almost everything else, Star San solution in a spray bottle.

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I just fill the bucket with Star-San and put everything in there while the mash/boil are going on. Just turn the lid sideways and stuff it on in there. Don't worry about deforming the bucket. When you snap the lid in place after transfer it makes no difference at all.

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i took a brew class a few weeks back and i noticed the brewer had some iodophor solution in a spray bottle and he just sprayed the lid and let it air dry. i'm trying to figure out the water to iodophor ratio but i hope this helps. if you can't get a spray bottle i would just fill the sink up and put iodophor in it and soak the lid

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I use a spray bottle or roll it in a rectangular mop bucket full of sanitizer.

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I just fill the bucket with Star-San and put everything in there while the mash/boil are going on. Just turn the lid sideways and stuff it on in there. Don't worry about deforming the bucket. When you snap the lid in place after transfer it makes no difference at all.
That's what I do, and rotate the lid so it all gets wet with sanitizer.

Another option is a spray bottle with sanitizer in it.
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thanks for the tips. those are definitely the simple solutions that just weren't coming to me.

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I usually put sanitizer in the bucket, put the lid on and then shake. Then make sure to dump out the sanitizer before transfer anything in there.
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I use a bigger tub of starsan that I just keep full (I use the same solution for a couple months so I am not buying starsan constantly). But, the bigger tub lets me just throw the lid right in and submerge it, along with tubing, buckets, bottles, bottle fillers, whatever I happen to need to throw in. I know things don't need to be submerged, but it is just really handy to throw a bunch of stuff in and pull it out as you need it. Also, absolutely no worry as to missing a spot spraying it or anything like that. Probably overkill on the sanitizing, but extremely simple and convenient.

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