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Old 10-22-2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning the fermenter

I was packing away my brewing supplies until the next batch and noticed that the fermentation and bottling buckets had the smell of beer in them. When I cleaned them, I just rinsed them in hot water. I was afraid a soap residue might harm them. So how do you handle cleaning your fermentation and bottling buckets?

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Old 10-22-2007, 11:48 PM   #2
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I use hot, soapy water and a good scrubber. Rinse it out well enough, and you shouldn't notice any sort of soapy residue.
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I have used bleachy water and hot water with oxyclean. Hot PBW would work great too. I would not scrub since you do not want to scratch them. A soak an any of these things should take out enough of the old beer so that even if you can smell it, I doubt it will lend flavor to any future brew.
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