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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 12:57:57 PM »
Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure

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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 03:05:18 PM »
Good idea Ripley!
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 04:00:59 PM »
I let it sit out in the sun all day today, then i filled it with water and about a half-gallon of bleach. i'm gonna let it sit overnight, if the smell remains tomorrow it goes in the trash.
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2012, 08:54:29 PM »
I let it sit out in the sun all day today, then i filled it with water and about a half-gallon of bleach. i'm gonna let it sit overnight, if the smell remains tomorrow it goes in the trash.

 If you get a new one don't trash it. Grow tomatos or hops or something in it.
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2012, 10:12:35 PM »
Yeah I was hauling rocks and dirt in my old igloo ice-cube mash tuns. Still got a couple left...
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2012, 10:50:16 PM »
Or you could probably find a fisherman who won't mind the smell.
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2012, 01:59:43 AM »
Or you could probably find a fisherman who won't mind notice the smell.
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2012, 09:34:25 AM »
so even after the overnight bleach-bath it still smells like death...thanks for all the suggestions but i think this cooler is destined for storing yard tools or something...

lesson learned.

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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2012, 09:58:23 AM »
No way I would want to store anything in it, even tools.  It's hard enough to motivate to work in the yard sometimes, let alone having to access the death cooler every time.  I would drop it at the local bait shop.
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2012, 10:01:25 AM »
I'm a little surprised it still smells that bad. I have accidentally left grain in my cooler for a week a few times and it smelled horrible but after and good cleaning and air dry it's back to normal.
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2012, 10:15:29 AM »
so even after the overnight bleach-bath it still smells like death...thanks for all the suggestions but i think this cooler is destined for storing yard tools or something...

Sounds like there might be a Stephen King novel here somewhere...
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2012, 10:19:14 AM »
Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure

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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2012, 11:05:50 AM »
I'm a little surprised it still smells that bad. I have accidentally left grain in my cooler for a week a few times and it smelled horrible but after and good cleaning and air dry it's back to normal.

This grain was in there for atleast 4 months, maybe thats the difference. It must've permeated the plastic pretty deep. The bleach definately lessoned the smell but its still there.

I'm just gonna buy a new one so i can get back to brewing, i can always fill it with more bleach or oxyclean and let it sit for a month or so...
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2012, 11:26:21 AM »
Make sure you get a blue cooler... ;)

You weren't able to remediate the tun. You're making the right move IMO. Find an Extreme at Walmart- probably be less than $40.
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Re: OK I really screwed up...
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2012, 02:24:29 PM »
Make sure you get a blue cooler... ;)

You weren't able to remediate the tun. You're making the right move IMO. Find an Extreme at Walmart- probably be less than $40.

i called every wal-mart, k-mart, target, lowes and sporting goods stores with 30mi of me and none of them have the one i want, guess its amazon time!
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