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Old 02-26-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Primary bucket has strong hops odor after vigorous washing

Is this a problem?


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Old 02-26-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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Bleach it with an ounce of unscented bleach per gallon of cold water. I let mine sit overnight like this the night before using.


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Old 02-26-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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My buckets smell like beer but that's ok with me- I'm using them to make beer! Don't worry about it. If it's clean, and then sanitized, no worries.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:08 PM   #4
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i've had the same hop or even sulfur smell after a good clean. I've come to clean them with oxiclean, then soak them in it for awhile which gets rid of most if not all of the odor. After that , a soak in StarSan for a day has ALWAYS COMPLETELY gotten rid of any smell, especially from the fermenter gaskets.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:16 PM   #5
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Don't worry about the smell. I always like cleaning it well with oxyclean. That stuff is a must for any brewery.


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