How I can clean/sanitize a pickling crock that was kept outside?
I recently purchased a pickling crock that was kept outside and exposed to the weather and other exposures. I was wondering how I can clean/sanitize the crock? Also, there were weights (kept indoors). How should I clean/sanitize them to prevent them from absorbing a cleaner?
Clean with soap and water, rinse thoroughly, then sanitize with a mixture of 1 tablespoon chlorine bleach to 1 gallon of water. The weights I would clean with white vinegar and water.