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Old 01-07-2010, 08:30 PM   #1
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After I transferred to the secondary today I cleaned up and washed out my bucket. I cleaned out all the gunk and wiped down the inside with a towel. I was careful not to scratch the plastic. I even soaked it in cleaner for awhile. I'm still getting an awfully powerful odor from the bucket. I mean, I don't mind the beer smell but, will this smell affect any future brews that I use this bucket for?

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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nope, all of mine stink, but all of my brews are fine

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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it wont really affect it much.. but usually after about 10-15 brews some people change to new buckets.

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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Sounds good. Thanks for the quick replies

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If your gonna switch pails, consider upgrading to a better bottle. They don't have the odor proplem like the pail. But more importantly they are clear and seeing the fermentation is something every brewer should be able to do.

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Old 01-07-2010, 09:33 PM   #6
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I sniff my empty fermenter every time I pass by it

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Old 01-07-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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If your gonna switch pails, consider upgrading to a better bottle. They don't have the odor proplem like the pail. But more importantly they are clear and seeing the fermentation is something every brewer should be able to do.
Good advice. Thanks!!
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I sniff my empty fermenter every time I pass by it

This made me laugh. I've caught myself doing this a couple of times today
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I sniff my empty fermenter every time I pass by it
Fill that sucker up and then you can be an airlock sniffer.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:17 PM   #10
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A fermenter is like a woman. Sometimes it might not smell the best, but you still wanna go there ....

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