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Old 04-07-2010, 05:08 PM   #1
Nov 2009
Lubbock, TX
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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?
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #3
Feb 2010
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first thing I would do is open a can of whoop-ass on roommates.
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:40 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by 152Sumo View Post
first thing I would do is open a can of whoop-ass on roommates.
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