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Old 05-01-2007, 05:36 AM   #1
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Is there a "golden rule" about airing out your primary? I use the Ail Pale and I notice old beer scent after racking my brew. Reason I ask--- I want to empty the primary Saturday morning and brew another batch in the afternoon. Didn't know if I may pick up off flavors from the previous batch.

Any good cleaning tips to speed up the "air out" period?? Other than wash and rinse really well?? I plan to wash as normal then soak with hot water a few times to help cleanse.

This scent normally goes away in a few days but I don't really have the oppurtunity to wait a few days to brew.
John Henry Brewing Co.

Clinton, Utah

Primary: "Holiday Hooch"... Apfelwein spiced with Cinnamon and brown sugar.
Secondary 1: German Wheat
Secondary 2: Nuttin'
Bottled: Hefe (002), Belgian Honey Ale (003), Arrogant Ale (005), Schwheat Honey Wheat (006), "J&R" Cream Ale (007), Apfelwein (008), The Dogs Bollocks English Ale (009), Cinn-Nilla Spice Ale (010), Apple-Berry Apfelwein (011)
On Deck: German Kolsch

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Old 05-01-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
Mar 2007
Sydney, Australia
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No need to wait... just give it a good clean out and sterilise between brews and all will be good...

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Old 05-01-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
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An overnight soak in Oxyclean will take care of any odors from a previous batch too.

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Old 05-01-2007, 11:59 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by EdWort
An overnight soak in Oxyclean will take care of any odors from a previous batch too.
Or a bleach solution, but rinse well.

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