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Old 12-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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After mashing the malted corn however many days ago....I forgot to dump my mash tun...it has been setting for DAYS. It is a converted cooler so I am worried the plastic will be nasty ( just thought about it..haven't emptied it yet) .....should I just clean it and soak in sanitizer or would you guys recommend a bleach bomb?

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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Depends on if you have any scratches on the interior plastic of the cooler. If it were me, i'd probably clean the grossness out of it then do a 20:1 water to bleach scrub and let it dry in the sunlight. Then, rinse it out and sanitize as usual for your next batch.

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I would clean it real good and soak it in starsan. I did this same thing last summer too and it worked out fine with no residual smell or taste. I can tell you one thing. I wont make that mistake again. Mine sat in the sun on the back deck.... Whoa did it smell bad! good luck!
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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I agree. My plastic fermenters sometimes get a strong old beer smell to them,even after having been soaked clean. I remove the spigots & clean'em. Then strsan it real well. The smell goes away then.
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