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Old 12-06-2009, 08:34 PM   #1
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I work in a grocery store and I talked with the crew in the bakery and I have scored some buckets that they get there frosting in. My question is what would be the best way to clean and get the buckets brew worthy ?



 
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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Oxyclean and hot water. That's the best way to clean anything in our brewery...including delabeling bottles.

Just let it soak for a few hours/over night, and then rinse throroughly.


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Old 12-06-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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Oxyclean and hot water. That's the best way to clean anything in our brewery...including delabeling bottles.

Just let it soak for a few hours/over night, and then rinse throroughly.
+1 to Revvy. You might to do a couple of oxyclean soaks for the frosting.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:17 AM   #4
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+1 to Revvy. You might to do a couple of oxyclean soaks for the frosting.
Maybe the residual frosting would add a couple gravity points?

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:56 AM   #5
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You could use one for secondary and have the first ever 'dryfrosted' beer.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:42 AM   #6
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I got two 3-gal. frosting buckets from our local IGA. I cleaned them of all the residue as best I could with dishwashing detergent, hot water & a sponge. I then used PBW to soak one, then used it on the other. I then just used Star San to sanitize when I was ready to ferment.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:48 PM   #7
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cool I socked in oxy and they are drip drying right now looking good

 
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:18 AM   #8
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+1 to Revvy. You might to do a couple of oxyclean soaks for the frosting.
The only thing I would add is Oxyclean contains detergents (why you have to rinse it thoroughly). the cheap grocery store "Oxigen boost" or "Oxygen bleach" sometimes does not. Besides its active ingredient is Sodium Percarbonate. I use the store brand at half the price, it works fine.



 
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