I have recently finished bottling my first batch and I have a question about cleaning my equipment. I've tried to clean my stainless steel pot and primary fermenter (a food grade, five gallon bucket), but there is still a residual smell of wort/beer. Is this a problem?
Also, what are good cleaning methods for carboys? I rinsed out with oxiclean, then sanitizer, but I still smell a strong beer smell.
And finally, what is a good cleaning method for a syphon? Any opinions are much appreciated.