How intense should I clean? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How intense should I clean?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
ecojack
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Lubbock, TX
Posts: 94
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



So....
Just came back home from Easter only to find the house smelling like something died and rotted over the weekend. Found out what it was...

1) one roommate defrosted the freezer 2 weeks ago...left chicken out in the garage... it stank

2) the other roommate had a party in the garage a month ago and left every beer pong cup out... The bacteria that developed in the BMC was so far along, I'm sure they discovered space flight. (I've never seen chunky Bud before...)

I leave my beer equipment in the garage...and it had to weather all of that...
I'm pretty good about being sanitary, but I'm sure I need to go the extra mile on my next batch now.

Should I bleach, oxyclean, then cleanitizer? Will only a good soak in cleanitizer work?
__________________
Primary: Karankawa Pale Ale
Primary: Palisade Pale Ale
On Deck: AHS Summer Irish Ale & Honey Hibiscus Wit

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
smizak
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Buffalo, NY
Posts: 1,827
Liked 110 Times on 80 Posts


When I begin to question my equipments sanitation, I give it a nice soak in some stiff bleach solution overnight. Then the same in plain tap water to kill the chlorine odor. Seems to work well. Bleach will kill anything, I do it after five or so batches to kill anything that might have built up a StarSan resistance.
__________________
"This song goes out to me because I'm so f*ckin' cool!"~John Reis

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
152Sumo
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Cary, NC
Posts: 173
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


first thing I would do is open a can of whoop-ass on roommates.
__________________
Rhino Face Brewing

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 06:40 PM   #4
schmagy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
wisconsin
Posts: 109
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


You should be cleaning the same way for every batch... oxyclean/pbw/dishwasher cleaner to dissolve and breakdown solids and organic material. If there is skudge on stuff, no amount of any disenfectant other than heat will kill the nasties.

Follow with your sanitizer of choice ie onestep or iodofor.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
azscoob
Brewpub coming soon!
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
azscoob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 7,452
Liked 274 Times on 210 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by 152Sumo View Post
first thing I would do is open a can of whoop-ass on roommates.
We have a bell ringer!! clack those two together three stooges style!
__________________
Shirts n Steins: Grain Reaper Brewing


I seem to have misplaced my trousers... ~Grainreaper

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheat brew intense fermentation Mainebrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 12-07-2008 01:50 PM
Intense halloween experience. Orangevango General Chit Chat 9 11-04-2008 11:37 PM
Too Intense? DieselBrewery Recipes/Ingredients 3 09-07-2008 05:30 PM
Intense Bitterness after Kegging Nyxator All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 10-13-2007 02:23 PM
First full boil, intense fermentation! Tophe General Beer Discussion 4 03-28-2007 09:59 PM


Forum Jump