- Aug 21, 2008
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After I bottle a bottle a beer I typically rinse out the fermenter really well and put it away. Then on brew day, I rinse it out again and wipe it down with a paper towel before I fill it with wort. No cleaning chemicals ever touch it. Should I soak it in a PBW solution before I put it away or before brew day rather than just rinsing it out? Seems the second beer I did has a somewhat of a dirty sock smell/taste. Not terrible but still noticeable. I always read that good cleaning and sanitizing are key to making good beer and I feel I'm good with sanitizing, but I should be more serious about actually cleaning. Does that make sense?