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There is some risk of infection by beer-dwelling organisms, especially souring bacteria. Sanitation is less critical after primary, but if you want to be certain, clean utensils with something food-safe like Star San.
I always wash my test equipment like I wash any other kitchen utensils.
Don't put anything on the grommet on your fermented. The fermentation chamber has a positive pressure of CO2 anyway, so you won't get nasties in there. I would, however, fill the airlock with StarSan (or even cheap vodka) instead of water. For the post brew cleaning, just use OxyClean (or the genericequivalent). Add some water to your kettle, dump a ...
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