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Old 03-24-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
Dec 2008
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I am making some beer right now out of a pot that I used to make root beer, using extract. Will root beer stain or taint my normal beer? Im using a stainless steel pot, but is there any way i can get out the root beer smell?

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:44 AM   #2
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RB won't stain but the smell is hard to get out of plastic and rubber.

I keep a seperate bottling bucket for making root beer. It says "ROOT BEER ONLY" on the side of it.

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:48 AM   #3
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I'll tell you what, I made root beer from extract THREE YEARS ago and I can still smell it in the fermenter and the bottles. I got tired of cleaning it over and over and still smelling it so I tossed it out. The bottles eventually stopped smelling. The stainless steel pot though came clean with baking soda.


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