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Old 10-28-2012, 03:05 AM   #1
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I'm about to do my first batch of home brew. I bought two plastic fermenting buckets at my LHBS and the insides smell like new plastic. I was wondering if I had to break them in before I put a beer in there to get rid of the plastic smell or just toss the beer in thanks.

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:15 AM   #2
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Always a good idea to give them a good clean and then sanitize before using.

Personally, I'd fill them to the top with really hot tap water, add a scoop of oxyclean, soak for a decent amount of time, then give them a thorough rinsing with hot water and finally a good spraying of starsan.

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Thanks I've got them filled with hot water and pbw now going to leave it like that over night

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Use hot water when you rinse. Reading the back of the PBW jar,it mentions this. I por the gallon of starsan in it,then swish around & drain through the spigot to sanitize that too. I have spigots on FV's & bottling bucket. Makes life easier than auto siphons.
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