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scratches in the bottling bucket

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by steve50, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. steve50

    steve50 Aficionado (175) New Jersey Dec 10, 2006

    I just noticed some light scratches on the bottom of my bottling bucket. Will this cause a problem? do I need to get a new bucket?
    Thanks, Steve
  2. VikeMan

    VikeMan Advocate (740) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009

    Light scratches should not be a problem if you clean and sanitize properly.
  3. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Colorado Jul 7, 2011

    Shouldn't be a problem as long as you clean it well afterward. If you plan on making a beer with brett or bacteria in the bucket then there is a chance that something can survive in a scratch but if you just brew "regular" beer and clean it well, it shouldn't cause any problems.
  4. premierpro

    premierpro Savant (290) Michigan Mar 21, 2009

  5. premierpro

    premierpro Savant (290) Michigan Mar 21, 2009

    I still use the first bucket I ever bought in 2007. It has quite a few scratches and smells like Ale. It is still making good beer.


    I think I screwed up with this new system!
  6. Aiptasia

    Aiptasia Aficionado (225) Florida Feb 6, 2011

    Should be fine in a bottling bucket. Don't use it as a primary.
  7. steve50

    steve50 Aficionado (175) New Jersey Dec 10, 2006

    thanks all
  8. VikeMan

    VikeMan Advocate (740) Pennsylvania Jul 12, 2009

    I disagree. Minor scratches in the primary are not an issue if it's cleaned and sanitized properly. And if they were big enough to be an issue, they'd also be an issue in a bottling bucket
    joex444 likes this.

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