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Old 08-18-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default 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

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Old 08-18-2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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Soap and water will work. An oxyclean soak works wonders on stuck on residue.

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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.

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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.
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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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