Each bin spends the year stacked outdoors, and therefore collects all sorts of dust, soot, insects, and other crap. We have to clean them before they go to the vineyard, and boy did we ever clean them today! They were power washed with hot water, then scrubbed with peroxicarb (aka sodium percarbonate or OxiClean) solution, rinsed, scrubbed with citric acid solution (aka Vitamin C or Sour Patch Kids coating, for you junkfood fanatics), and rinsed once more:
The bins are then sealed with a cover and stacked about 7 or 8 bins high, awaiting their trip to the vineyard. Fun stuff, as you can see from my spiffy outfit.
|Clean half-ton bins|