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Offline oscarvan

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Brewhouse sanitation......
« on: June 28, 2011, 11:26:43 AM »
Or, the mother of all science experiments.

On the 22nd I brewed a double batch (20G's) Got a late start and ended late. Since I had to go to work in the morning (early) I had to quit and clean up later. I left grain in the mash tun, iodophor in a bucket, and a half gallon of trub in the BK.

Problem is, I was gone for 5 days (Mexico, Florida, California and points in between). Oh, it's 85 degrees in the brew house.....

Well... let's just say it's interesting. Didn't want to leave evidence for posterity, so no pictures. Lets just say there's no more bleach in the laundry room........ ::) And yes, the bucket of iodophor solution "got it" too..... a layer of slime on the top with little green polka dots.....
« Last Edit: June 28, 2011, 11:28:19 AM by oscarvan »
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Re: Brewhouse sanitation......
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 11:27:48 AM »
Oooops. Won't do that again will you?
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Re: Brewhouse sanitation......
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 11:28:33 AM »
Oooops. Won't do that again will you?

Eh, no.
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Re: Brewhouse sanitation......
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 04:31:51 PM »
Five day sour mash? How'd that smell?  :o
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Re: Brewhouse sanitation......
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 07:29:55 PM »
Five day sour mash? How'd that smell?  :o

Let's say......interesting. Put it out on the compost pile....didn't want to poison the lamas.....lets see if anyone eats it....
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Re: Brewhouse sanitation......
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 10:55:56 PM »
I can just imagine Oscar tentatively cracking the lid of the tun and taking a whiff... ;D
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Re: Brewhouse sanitation......
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 01:23:20 AM »
A dab of Vicks Vaporub on your upper lip can hide a multitude of nastiness.

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Re: Brewhouse sanitation......
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 01:30:54 AM »
Dood, I feel ya. I had a mash tun go sour on me after "forgetting"

I make it a point to clean as much if not all of it before the chiller is done...

Warm water-out helps....I can only imagine. One strategic thunderstorm and bam! The
mash tun grows legs and walks out on its own!!!
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Re: Brewhouse sanitation......
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 06:00:03 AM »
One strategic thunderstorm and bam! The mash tun grows legs and walks out on its own!!!


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