>The Elderberry scum.....Only thing I have found to take it off is Kerosene.
>you might as well as throw a match in it too. Im not sure if your primary
>is going to safe to use after using kero...
>>Hello all, I make a lot of berry wines and especially elderberry,
>>leaves a residue of tannin in my primary
>>fermenters. Does anyone know what will take this off my buckets? I have
>>found that Swish "Food Service"
>>has done the best job so far, but it is still not satisfactory......
>>anyone ever run into this before.
How do you know it's tannin? I had wild-guessed, pectin.
Or perhaps synthetic *** cement (patent pending).
Anyway, that's why I went to all wide-mouth (open head)
barrels and buckets this year. An abrasive green scrub pad
and a light touch
work great for me with dish detergent and bleachy water. It takes
about 5 - 10 min to do three 8 gal plastic buckets outside
with a high pressure low-flow nozzle on my hose. The *** stuff
goes down my toilet, not in my garden
Please, no comments on my hose.
>phosphaste or CLR and clean the be-jesus out of all equipment. Fill all
>containers with warm water and add unscented liquid dish washing
>detergent. Let stand overnight.
>Rinse thoroughly and use CLR according to directions. A long
>brush will help get any stains out of deep carboys with narrow openings. Clean
>again with a mixture of 2 cups fine, clean sand, 3 cups water and 1 cup
>The sand will act as an abraisive as you swish it around in
>containers while the bleach will act as a sanitizer. Rinse, Rinse, Rinse,
>until there is no moe bleach smell.
>Prepare a mixture of 1 ounce of potassium metabisulphite in one
>gallon of warm water (to speed up the desolving processes)
>and apportion some of this mixture
>into each container. swish and let stand for an hour. Dump solution, turn all
>containers upside down and let drain. Cover all containers with
>a piece of foil until ready to use.
>Paul Jean Jr.
>Publisher, Getting Started in Winemaking by JE Underhill