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Old 01-01-2009, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default My Fermenter still smells like beer. Do I need to keep trying to clean it?

I can't get rid of the beer smell in my fermenting bucket. Does this even matter? Of course I'm going to sanitize before using again, but I thought I'd ask.



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Old 01-01-2009, 05:08 PM   #2
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I have the same "problem". I don't worry about it though because there's just going to be more beer going in there. You could do an oxyclean soak if your really worried about it, but i find that unnecessary.



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Old 01-01-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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I just asked this question the other day. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/bucket-smell-even-after-cleaned-95137/

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It doesn't matter. As long as you get the crud off and sanitize before the next use, smelling like beer won't hurt a thing (unless you're going to make wine or something, then I don't know if it would affect it).

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It doesn't matter. As long as you get the crud off and sanitize before the next use, smelling like beer won't hurt a thing (unless you're going to make wine or something, then I don't know if it would affect it).
yeah, if your going to do wine spring for a second bucket. The beer/hop taste will make it into the wine.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:03 AM   #6
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My bucket has the same smell after every brew as well. I have found that an overnight soak in oxyclean removes the odor. I don't know if it is necessary, but it gets rid of the smell.

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Shoulda smelled my bucket after a pepper beer.

Ya, this is normal.

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Leave it in the sun for a couple of days and it usually passes.



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