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Old 08-27-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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I have a rain barrel that I used 1 time as a fermenter for a really hoppy beer. Of course right after I got it, I got a killer deal on a stainless variable capacity fermenter so now I have an extra rain barrel. I'd like to use it as a water reservoir for the RO system, but weeks later, it still REEKS like hops. Anyone have a good way to get rid of that smell?

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:11 AM   #2
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Hot PBW soak? Might give it a shot. If that doesn't work you might have to step up to bleach.

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Old 08-27-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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Will this reservoir be for brewing only? Or for whole house? If the former, a hop aroma shouldn't be a problem; of the minimal amount transferred to the water, not much will make it through mashing & boiling.

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Old 08-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #4
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Poor mans PBW:
%60 oxyclean
%40 trisodium phosphate

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