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Old 12-01-2008, 10:42 AM
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What is the best way to clean food grade barrels for water storage?

These had Kikkoman Soy Sauce stored in them.

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It sort of depends on what was in it. I put gravel and some sand in mine with some dish washing liquid and a little bit of water, then replace the bung plugs and roll it around the yard for a while. A pressure washer works well too. You will get soaked.
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I used a pressure washer and then filled them up with water and added some bleach, let that soak then pressure washed em again. Fresh as daisies.
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You can stuff a couple smaller hand towel into the 2 inch hole,add some soary water,and slosh it around.Roll it around. Use a pair if needlenose to pull the towels back out and rinse. I suspect soy sauce might leave a taste for a while.
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Bicarbonate of soda is the standard odor remover. Throw in a few gallons and a a pound in each, roll them around, let them set a day, roll 'em around then drain.
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By the time I got home, the inside of my truck smelled like chinese take-out. There was still about 2-3 cups of soy sauce sloshing around in there. I realized I would never be able to get all that stuff out and clean it to my satisfaction, so I took it back and exchanged it for an open top style that had been packed with lard.

At least I will be able to get inside to clean this one.
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take it to a car wash, and wash it. then get home rinse it out real good fill it up with water add alot of bleach let it soak for a few days. rinse it out real good again. that should do it. it really depend on what was in it soy sauce should come out pretty good and if some was to remain well as long as you cant taste it it really wouldnt hurt nothing

might cost a bit in water but stick a hose in it and let it over flow for a few hours. as long as you can get the taste out of it you should be ok. if you could afro engineer it to catch rain it might not cost anything

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for the lard ones, hot water, and lots of it.

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Is this a 50 Gallon barrel?

SR, how much bicarbonate of soda is needed for 4 Gallon buckets? Thanks.
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Is this a 50 Gallon barrel?

SR, how much bicarbonate of soda is needed for 4 Gallon buckets? Thanks.
A pound box will do.
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