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Fermenter bucket still a bit rank after several cleanings

I get a similar issue with the bucket I use for bottling (I use a glass carboy for fermenting). I am still using the bucket with the usual cleaning straight after use and sanitizing prior to use with ...
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Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?

Stainless Steel Scrubbers These make quick work of a labels and adhesives. Soaking the bottles does make it a lot easier, but these scrubbers work even without soaking. Warm water with a little ...
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Fermenter bucket still a bit rank after several cleanings

Its ok. If you keep making beer in it the slight smell won't make your next beer smell any more of less beery than the last one. Its plastic and it absorbs odors. Perfectly normal. There is no ...
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Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?

My process involves soaking the bottles in a bucket of Napisan or similar for a day or so, then using a butter knife, whittle off the soggy labels. For any remaining glue, grab a Magic Eraser and ...
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PBW, or Oxyclean Free, that is the question

PBW is completely safe. I used it for years before switching to Craftmeister cleaners, which are much more effective. PBW works a little better than Oxi, and Craftmeister works significantly better ...
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Can OxiClean be used as a sanitizer?

Actually "oxygen bleaches" are sanitizing and are regularly used for that purpose, Oxiclean is just one brand. The problem is concentration levels.
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Can OxiClean be used as a sanitizer?

There are 2 reasons Oxyclean is not a good sanitizer option. We need to look at ingredients before I discuss these. Sodium Carbonate - good cleaner, zero sanitizer, Sodium Bicarbonate - good for ...
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Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?

Mineral Terpentine ("terps") is magic for those labels with really tough adhesive. Peel / scrape the label off as best you can. Then just a small amount on a rag works wonders. Rub on gently, then ...
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Are there any tricks for removing labels from bottles?

Have you ever tried a heat gun? The heat softens the glue and it does get hotter than a blow dryer. They use them to remove labels in some factories. Just be careful not to singe and use something ...
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