Clean plastic fermenters (carboy or bucket) by rinsing off excess dirt and debris, soaking and washing with a brewing cleanser such as PBW, and rinsing with cold water.
To sanitize a plastic fermenter, soak or spray with a no-rinse brewing sanitizer such as Star San soon before brewing a batch of beer. Avoid scratching the plastic during cleaning.
– Clean immediately after use. – Soak overnight with a PBW cleaner to remove as many solids as possible without scrubbing. – Scrub gently with non-abrasive tools designed specifically for use on plastic. – Frequently replace plastic fermenter
– Make sure you remove all visible organic matter during the cleaning process before sanitization. – Let your sanitizer stay in contact with your equipment for an extended period of time. – Use a chemical sanitizing solution for plastic brewing equipment.
– Separate all parts. – Wipe down the inside of the bucket to remove any particulate. – Fill with PBW Cleaner & Soak overnight. – Gently scrub down your bucket. – Rinse with clean water. – Fill with a sanitizing solution and let sit to allow the solution to kill bacteria – Empty container and let it air-dry.
– Remove any large particular remaining in the carboy. – Fill with PBW Cleaner & soak overnight. – Gently scrub down your carboy. – Rinse to remove any organic material – Fill with a sanitizing solution and let sit to allow the solution to kill bacteria. – Empty container and let it air-dry.