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Old 02-10-2007, 03:17 AM   #1
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After two batches my plastic fermenting pail is nasty(I cleaned it thouroughly after both). I tried everything to clean it from ivory soap to letting it soak in bleach water.

It still smells like fermenting beer and is stained. Both batches only sat for a week. Is there any way to debunk this pail or should it remain funked up forever?
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:50 AM   #2
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Let it smell. That seems to be part of brewing in plastic. I have two buckets, and they always smell like the last batch that was in them. I would wash them throughly and let them be.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:22 AM   #3
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One of my pails does that too. Though strangely a couple of other ones don't. I do as suggested and wash it thoroughly after use and just don't worry about it. It doesn't seem to have had any affect that I can tell.
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:38 AM   #4
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I soak mine for a day or two in Oxyclean. Takes the smell and stains out.

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