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Old 02-01-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Carboy brush is a PITA..cant touch the sides of carboy

Problem solved ..Took my dumb ass long enough..I just bent the brush to a 90 degree angle then bent the wire handle part and i was able to reach the side of the carboy..Needless to say im getting that carboy cleaner thing with the drill..carboy brushes suck

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #2
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I find a carboy brush to be a PITA..I tryed bending it to scrub the sides of the carboy but the damn thing is useless..How do get it to actually clean the carboy sides?..Yeah its a pathetic question but an issue i have been dealing with..If anyone has some carboy brush tips..please let me know
Search says: Soak using Oxyclean, just like bottles.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/what...-carboy-71302/
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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I bent mine to make sure it hits the sides.

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:48 PM   #4
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There's a joke in there somewhere!!!

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:02 AM   #5
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There's a joke in there somewhere!!!
Unfortunately im the joke cant even use this damn carboy brush
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:15 AM   #6
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I did an IPA in the left carboy and a 90 point chocolate stout in the right. This shot was right after I racked both brews.



And this shot was taken a couple of hours later after two tablespoons of scent-free Oxyclean in warm water (~120°F) had done its thing.




Spotless glass. No brush needed...



Cheers!

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:24 AM   #7
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I did an IPA in the left carboy and a 90 point chocolate stout in the right. This shot was right after I racked both brews.



And this shot was taken a couple of hours later after two tablespoons of scent-free Oxyclean in warm water (~120°F) had done its thing.




Spotless glass. No brush needed...



Cheers!
Damn.. spotless.. I soaked in oxi clean free for a few hours also but still have this crud that does not want to come off
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I use better bottles and have never had the need to brush them. Hot PBW/Oxi-Clean does it every time.

What was your concentration?

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I use better bottles and have never had the need to brush them. Hot PBW/Oxi-Clean does it every time.

What was your concentration?
Line 2(I guess its 2 tbsp) on the scooper to the brim of the 6.5g carboy
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Stupid question... But are you sure you are using a carbon brush and not a bottle brush? I do the soak thing, but occasionally I'll get something I want the brush for. Reaching all sides and the bottom isn't really a problem though...

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