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Old 09-21-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
Dec 2011
milan, pa
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Just got word of (3) 55 gallon stainless steel drums that had some sort of a Vix-Vapor rub in them. He's asking $50 a piece for them.

Curious what people think about being able to santize and potentially using for brewing?

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
Aug 2009
Atwater, OH
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Pressure washer and some hot soaks in soapy water and oxiclean should do the trick nicely. Nice score for $50ea.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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hudson, wi
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Hell yeah! And your sinuses will be really clear after cleaning the drums.

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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Yea a good wash will get them all clean. Great score!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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Mahopac, NY
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It probably wasn't vics vaporub. It was probably tea tree oil. It often gets shipped in stainless drums. It smells very similar. Soap, water and pbw should take care of it.
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