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JayWeezie 05-07-2012 03:46 AM

How do you clean your carboy???
 
My carboy spigot for my hose and a manual brush isn't cutting it anymore.
Wondering what you use?

I kinda want the one that hooks into a drill but does it work as well?

iceemone 05-07-2012 03:49 AM

I just fill the carboy with water and oyxclean. I let sit over night and usually don't even need to brush.

JayWeezie 05-07-2012 03:56 AM

That seems like a waste of water to me.

drew2bm 05-07-2012 04:00 AM

Overnight soak in an Oxyclean solution or a diluted bleach solution always does the job, no scrubbing necessary. Cleaning a carboy with this method will literally cost you less than 15 cents.

pelipen 05-07-2012 05:22 AM

The drill attachments work great. Really fast, really clean. You only need an inch or two of detergent & water. I find I still use the brush for the neck and top of the shoulder area.
This is very convenient for same day, keg, clean, brew sessions.

Brew-boy 05-07-2012 01:28 PM

I been using the carboy cleaner and so far I am pretty happy with it.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/carboy-cleaner.html

Randar 05-07-2012 03:33 PM

If you have a pump in your set-up, you can make a CIP station out of a bucket and some CPVC or copper pipe... I usually stockpile 6-8 vessels and clean in one marathon session with one batch of water & PBW.... sankes, cornies, carboys, etc.

turkeyjerky214 05-07-2012 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randar (Post 4064055)
If you have a pump in your set-up, you can make a CIP station out of a bucket and some CPVC or copper pipe... I usually stockpile 6-8 vessels and clean in one marathon session with one batch of water & PBW.... sankes, cornies, carboys, etc.

This. Just finally built my PVC cleaner. Took me about 15 minutes, and it's one of the best things I've added to my brewing system.

Bernie Brewer 05-07-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brew-boy (Post 4063698)
I been using the carboy cleaner and so far I am pretty happy with it.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/carboy-cleaner.html

There is a DIY thread for this somewhere but I am on my phone so I am not gonna link it. I built one for under ten bucks.


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