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I would advise popping it out and cleaning it every time, cleanliness is next to godliness or at least next to not having contaminated beer.


Yes, if it can be taken apart and reassembled without damaging it. I would disassemble clean and store. Then sanitize and reassemble the valve and sanitize the bucket as a whole before use. A clean sanitary fermenter and it's parts is critical. This is where your wort is most vulnerable to infection. Line brushes are useful if the valve doesn't come ...

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