Originally Posted by hcarter
I think I'd use a seperate bucket for that. I've never made anything like that before, but it seems like you could never be sure to get all of the bugs out. I could be wrong though.
Or you could first bleach the bucket, then dump out the bleach, and put several gallons of boiling hot water in it (assuming it doesn't melt in the process), then once the water has cooled, dump it out and spray the bucket with your normal no-rinse sanitizer. I think that would kill off any unwanted bugs pretty well for futures bottlings.