Clean Plastic Fermentor with Soap? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Clean Plastic Fermentor with Soap?
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-18-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
Nickhouse80
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Dayton, OH area
Posts: 37


I've just bottled my first batch ever. I used a Brewers Best Kit and I'm wondering if it will hurt to wash my plastic fermentor and bottling bucket with soap and water. I assume it won't hurt to wash my glass carboy with soap and water. There is a brown film in these fermentors and I just want my equipment to be clean until my next batch (which will be coming soon because this was an incredible experience!!) Thanks



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 05:47 PM   #2
McKBrew
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,180
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts


Soap and water will work. An oxyclean soak works wonders on stuck on residue.


__________________
Make Beer, Not War.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 05:50 PM   #3
ShortSnoutBrewing
Kwanesum Chinook Illahee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
ShortSnoutBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Portland, OR
Posts: 3,172
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


I would suggest NOT using just regular dish type soap. This will leave a residue that can impact the head retention qualities of your beers. Use something like Oxyclean, One Step cleaner, and many others.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 06:22 PM   #4
McKBrew
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,180
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilted Brewer View Post
I would suggest NOT using just regular dish type soap. This will leave a residue that can impact the head retention qualities of your beers. Use something like Oxyclean, One Step cleaner, and many others.
Thanks for the back-up Kilted. Don't use regular soap and rinse well regardless of what you use. Sorry about the bad info.
__________________
Make Beer, Not War.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008, 06:29 PM   #5
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,890
Liked 3158 Times on 1869 Posts


I use oxyclean and warm water...and usually soak overnight. The fizzy breaks even the toughest krauzen rings...You never have to scrub, just rinse thoroughly after.


__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plastic fermentor for Mashing? mkorpal Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 06-03-2009 12:39 AM
Lid won't fit on plastic fermentor from kit kyleobie Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 04-21-2009 01:29 PM
risk of using scratched plastic fermentor ivanavich Equipment/Sanitation 2 04-03-2009 07:47 PM
dumping clean cold water into fermentor Ol' Grog Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 09-26-2006 02:09 PM


Forum Jump