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Offline maxhedroom

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Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« on: February 23, 2010, 11:58:51 AM »
Any good ways to get rid of the pickle smell in a bucket? I get my 1st one from a sandwich shop and can get more if I get rid of the smell.

Thanks for the help.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2010, 04:34:01 PM by TrashCanMan »

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Re: Getting Pickle smeel out of bucket
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 12:27:45 PM »
try vinegar and baking soda mixed together and swished around

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Re: Getting Pickle smeel out of bucket
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 02:51:02 PM »
 I scrub them with a mild bleach solution, then leave them outside to dry. After they're dry, I wash them again with a baking soda mix and allow to dry. Works every time.

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Re: Getting Pickle smeel out of bucket
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 03:58:08 PM »
I scrub them with a mild bleach solution, then leave them outside to dry. After they're dry, I wash them again with a baking soda mix and allow to dry. Works every time.

It worked Thanks I can get lots of pickle buckets

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 08:29:21 PM »
How much did you spend on supplies to eliminate the smell?  Just curious if it is cost effective.  Thanks.

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 09:50:34 PM »
Bleach and baking soda are about as cheap as cleaning gets.
I did get a bunch from a wine making store a while back for a couple of bucks each.

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 06:20:22 PM »
Update, after using the buckets the smell of pickles returned,

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2011, 06:39:02 PM »
One note...if your sealing your food in mylar before you put it in the buckets for storage then the pickle smell shouldn't affect your food.   Assuming this is what your doing.

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011, 02:44:19 PM »
I asked Jack this question in an e-mail. He read it out on the air and basically said stop being a cheap ass and buy a bucket! (My question was for food grade buckets for storing food)
I tried everthing
Lemon juice, baking soda, dawn soap, air drying...etc I did not try bleach because I wanted to seal it up for long term storage.

I am going to buy some when I start to store. Not worth opening it up in 10 years and having the grain smell like vinegar. Blah!

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011, 06:53:01 PM »
Fire works, gets rid of the pickle smell every time  ;D

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2011, 08:52:19 PM »
Leave a pound of meat, or even a medium sized fish in the bucket for a few weeks out in the sun.

That'll get rid of the pickle smell.

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 10:57:40 AM »
haha... good one velojym.

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Re: Getting Pickle smell out of bucket
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 11:51:45 AM »
Update, after using the buckets the smell of pickles returned,

Yeah pickle smell is tuff to get rid of. I get hundreds of free buckets to clean up for food storage and to sell to people who are too lazy to clean them. I clean them out with dish soap and hot water, then dump a cup of bleach in pickle buckets. Fill it up with hot water and let sit overnight. I rinse them out and then hang them up in the barn. Only time really gets rid of all the smell. Recently I have taken to just using the pickle buckets around the property or for storing spent brass instead of food storage. Been thinking of just using them for container gardening as well. IMHO its just easier picking up and cleaning buckets that frosting comes in, Walmart, Sams, any grocery store, bakery, or restaurant throws tons of them away. Sometimes they want a buck for them, mostly they just give them away. Just make sure you save every single lid & seal you get, often they get tossed before the bucket.