Spike Brewing Giveaway - New v3 Kettle

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Plastic fermenter smell
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-20-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
bjlasota
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Buffalo, Michigan
Posts: 28
Default Plastic fermenter smell

Have a couple 5 gallon brew buckets I've fermented a few beers in. I'm getting ready to brew another batch and noticed the bucket smells like rotten milk. I clean all my gear thoroughly before and after each batch. I've tried scrubbing after noticing the small with a non-abrasive cloth, and the smell still lingers. Any suggestions on what to do and why my ale pails smell like a rotten animal?


bjlasota is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
earwig
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
earwig's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 826
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

I'd suggest filling them up with very hot water and oxyclean free.

Let them sit and soak for a few hours. Mine started to smell after their first use too but I wouldn't describe it like you have lol.


earwig is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
pinback
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Greeneville, TN
Posts: 242
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I had this smell. I soaked in hot bleach water. Got rid of it. Also air dried it throughly.
__________________
newby
pinback is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
samc
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 5,373
Liked 62 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Probably not a great time of the year to try it, but nothing works better than sunlight to get rid of odors in plastic fermenters.
samc is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
bjlasota
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Buffalo, Michigan
Posts: 28
Default

We aren't having much of a winter here in sw Michigan, so if the chemicals don't work, I'll try the sun. Thanks
bjlasota is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 28,934
Liked 4178 Times on 2817 Posts
Likes Given: 3190

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjlasota View Post
We aren't having much of a winter here in sw Michigan, so if the chemicals don't work, I'll try the sun. Thanks
Yet your profile says Portage, Indiana...

The only thing my fermenters smell like is hops!
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 03:58 AM   #7
bjlasota
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Buffalo, Michigan
Posts: 28
Default

Whoops. I'll have to change that. Moved to Michigan a year ago. Thanks.
bjlasota is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 02:52 PM   #8
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 28,934
Liked 4178 Times on 2817 Posts
Likes Given: 3190

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjlasota View Post
Whoops. I'll have to change that. Moved to Michigan a year ago. Thanks.
I had to look up where New Buffalo is...

You're practically in Chicago!

So are you a Hawks fan, or a Red Wings fan??
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #9
bjlasota
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Buffalo, Michigan
Posts: 28
Default

Huge redwings fan! Big game tonight. Dads a huge hawks fan so we have some family competition. New buffalo is right around the lake. It's basically a tourist town. 3 people on my street live there year round. Everyone else rents their houses to Chicago people.


bjlasota is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools



Forum Jump