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Getting rid of smell in primary?

  • 21-11-2016 6:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 43,372 ✭✭✭✭ Basq


    Did a particular aroma-heavy cinnamon and ginger Christmas ale recently.. but I've a cider to go on next (in a week or two probably).

    Any tips on getting the potent smell out of the primary? Difficult to remove entirely i'd imagine but even calm it down a bit.


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  • soak for a couple of days in your cleaning solution ?

    A hint of cinnamon and ginger would be alright with cider anyway.




  • maximum12 wrote: »
    soak for a couple of days in your cleaning solution ?

    A hint of cinnamon and ginger would be alright with cider anyway.
    Yeah, it wouldn't be the worst hint of flavour in a cider alright but just curious for future reference as to maybe a solution others use.

    I've heard a vinegar-water mix mentioned somewhere too.




  • Soak it in bleach for a few days then give it a good rinse before sanitising.

    Another thing I sometimes do is suspend the fermenter upside down above a pot of boiling water and let it steam.




  • irish_goat wrote: »
    Soak it in bleach for a few days then give it a good rinse before sanitising.

    Another thing I sometimes do is suspend the fermenter upside down above a pot of boiling water and let it steam.
    Nice, I like that idea..

    As mentioned, I might leave it till after I do the cider as the risk of a cinnamon-ginger hint shouldn't be too bad, and may need another aroma-cleansing after cider also.




  • Sodium bicarbonate, aka, bread soda, aka baking soda absorbs smells. People put plates in the fridge, or in smelly runners.

    You can make a paste and smear it on the walls of the container.


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  • I used a small amount of vinegar and a load of water... seemed to have done the trick.


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