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Old 07-17-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Can someone help me with how much bleach to water or oxiclean to water to use for cleaning equipment? Thanks!

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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1/3cup of oxiclean to 5gal water, let soak overnight.

don't use bleach, espically on stainless.

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Thanks for the amount. This will be for my plastic items bucket, racking cane, tubing, bottle filler. Is there a way of getting around the overnight part? It is pretty clean as i rinsed it well after my first use and would like to use them tonight would a few hours work if rinsed well after?

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I did some experimentation over the last few batches to see how little Oxi-clean I could use to clean my carboys. I settled on about a tablespoon in a 6.5 gallon carboy full of warm water, left overnight.

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Thanks for the amount. This will be for my plastic items bucket, racking cane, tubing, bottle filler. Is there a way of getting around the overnight part? It is pretty clean as i rinsed it well after my first use and would like to use them tonight would a few hours work if rinsed well after?

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Well, "clean" is clean. If it's not dirty, you don't have to let it sit in oxiclean overnight. I clean my equipment right after using, so when I go to use it again I just do a quick rinse to get rid of any dust and then sanitize it.
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Thanks for the amount. This will be for my plastic items bucket, racking cane, tubing, bottle filler. Is there a way of getting around the overnight part? It is pretty clean as i rinsed it well after my first use and would like to use them tonight would a few hours work if rinsed well after?

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I clean my stuff right after i use it, so an overnight soak never bothers me. if it is relivavley clean, 1-2 hours should be fine.

an overnight soak of my fermenter (AlePail) and the kruzen stuck on the side is gone, no scrubbing needed, just a good rinse.
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Thank you very much for your answers. I just joined this forum today but have been reading the threads for about a month my first batch turned out great and my second is ready to bottle hence the question. Thanks again!!

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