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Old 04-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Default To buy or not, the 50lb pail of PBW?

Cleaning up after brewing takes more work than the brewing and if getting a great cleaner makes it easer, I'm all in. But it's only cheep if I buy the 50lb bucket? Is this too much? Anyone gotten this big sucker of PBW?

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Cleaning up after brewing takes more work than the brewing and if getting a great cleaner makes it easer, I'm all in. But it's only cheep if I buy the 50lb bucket? Is this too much? Anyone gotten this big sucker of PBW?
I've gotten the 8lb. tub and that lasted me for a few months. If I had the $$ I would pick up the 50lb bucket. If the unit price was worth it, that is. IMO, that stuff is worth its weight in gold!
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Having a 2bbl system I would get one as I PBW my system every quarter or so.

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We run a 2bbl system and 50 lbs of PBW is worth it.

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It was 130$ for the bucket, so a little more than 2 bucks a pound. I think it's cheaper than making the oxey/S.T.P mix. I give it to my brewing friends as gifts It makes the worst part of brewing a little easier. sorry about the bad picture

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It depends on how much you use. I split a 50 lb bucket four ways and it lasts me quite a while. But I'm only doing 5 gallon batches once or twice a month.

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If Fox equipment ever makes you an offer to buy a case of Acid#5 instead of the single gallon, DON'T DO IT!

That **** lasts forever and is impossible to get rid of!

And yeah, I bought the 50lb PBW. About 4 years ago. Can't find enough ways to use it now.

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