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Nickhouse80 08-18-2008 04:55 PM

Clean Plastic Fermentor with Soap?
 
I've just bottled my first batch ever. I used a Brewers Best Kit and I'm wondering if it will hurt to wash my plastic fermentor and bottling bucket with soap and water. I assume it won't hurt to wash my glass carboy with soap and water. There is a brown film in these fermentors and I just want my equipment to be clean until my next batch (which will be coming soon because this was an incredible experience!!) Thanks

McKBrew 08-18-2008 05:47 PM

Soap and water will work. An oxyclean soak works wonders on stuck on residue.

ShortSnoutBrewing 08-18-2008 05:50 PM

I would suggest NOT using just regular dish type soap. This will leave a residue that can impact the head retention qualities of your beers. Use something like Oxyclean, One Step cleaner, and many others.

McKBrew 08-18-2008 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kilted Brewer (Post 806339)
I would suggest NOT using just regular dish type soap. This will leave a residue that can impact the head retention qualities of your beers. Use something like Oxyclean, One Step cleaner, and many others.

Thanks for the back-up Kilted. Don't use regular soap and rinse well regardless of what you use. Sorry about the bad info.

Revvy 08-18-2008 06:29 PM

I use oxyclean and warm water...and usually soak overnight. The fizzy breaks even the toughest krauzen rings...You never have to scrub, just rinse thoroughly after.


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