Still don't have mine up. Congrats. Looks fun!
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That's probably fine for glass, & steel, but be cautious with plastic. HDPE can absorb fragrance oils fairly easily. If you soak for too long you could get a build up that might transfer over to the plastic. It's probably not enough to affect the taste of your beer, but I don't want any flowery perfume in my fermentors.Fantastic thinking. I now am a fan of oxy with smell. In the past I tried to find oxy free, but used oxy versatile if I couldn't find the free. Now I'm sticking with versatile and remembering your theoryI have bought the fragrance free type in the past, but these days I opt for the 14lb box at Costco and just rinse a bit better.My theory is that it's like propane gas. The fragrance is good. You know you've done a thorough rinse when the odor is gone.
I've had good results with Castle (Belgian Pils). I also like Simpsons for crystal malts.The sack of this I bought was full of chaff. I felt the need to winnow it before using. I took a box fan and poured the grain through the breeze. It didn't seem right to buy so much imported material that ended up straight in the compost. Perhaps I got the bottom of the grain elevator, but I've been afraid to buy another.
Why? At the temp of the HLT there's not going to be anything in there. Seems like more hassle w/the foam to me, let alone the cost.Good idea. If you get it hot enough it will be sanitized too.I would still follow up with starsan personally.