Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > How much oxy clean to use
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #1
bd2xu
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bd2xu's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 839
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts

Default How much oxy clean to use

Just switched to oxy clean free from pbw, just SO much cheaper. For cleaning kegs, buckets, better bottles, how much should I use per gallon? I've been just dumping about a tbsp in a better bottle, adding about a half gallon of hot water, shaking for a couple mins, then triple rinsing with about a quart of hot water (each rinse).

I've heard of soaking overnight for tough gunk, but I think you'd have to fill the vessel with water (that's a lot). How much oxy per gallon?

__________________
On Deck:
Primary: Maibock, Helles, Oatmeal Brown Ale
Secondary:
On tap: Turbo DIPA, Orange Belgian IPA, Irish Stout, American Amber, Caramel Apple Cider
Bottled: Weizenbier, LaChouffe Clone, La Fin Du Monde Clone, Cottage House Oaked Saison with Chardonnay

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”

-Abraham Lincoln
bd2xu is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
barrooze
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pearland, TX
Posts: 2,331
Liked 110 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 140

Default

When I soak overnight, I fill the OxyClean scoop to 2 for a filled 6 gallon BB soak. Works like a charm.

__________________
Kegged: Flanders Blonde, Saison (Belle Saison), Festbier (ECY15), BOSON Prime (Brett Oaked saiSON), Night Howl Pumpkin Ale Primary: None Souring: Sour Brown (ECY01), BOSON on Rhubarb On Deck: Pale ale, Ginger Beer On the Horizon: Epic Pale ale clone, Zombie Dust clone Updated: 2014/11/18
Untappd: barrooze
barrooze is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #3
Moose1231
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 142
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I use 1 tea spoon for 4L, so maybe 1TSP for 1g, I'd say.

I honestly just let it soak for 5min and I never got any problem

__________________
Moose1231 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
michael_mus
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 161
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 127

Default

Apprarently I use way too much. 1 full scoop per 6 gallon bucket. I always thought the numbers on the scoop represented gallons.

__________________
michael_mus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
Varmintman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: idaho falls, idaho
Posts: 2,102
Liked 662 Times on 416 Posts
Likes Given: 826

Default

Dang and I am using way way to much. Only time I use it is soaking labels off and I go a scoop per gallon....Labels fall right off though and real fast

__________________
Varmintman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2013, 09:30 PM   #6
bd2xu
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bd2xu's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 839
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts

Default

Good to know on labels I've used ammonia and a little liquid soap which works great but I never have ammonia around.

__________________
On Deck:
Primary: Maibock, Helles, Oatmeal Brown Ale
Secondary:
On tap: Turbo DIPA, Orange Belgian IPA, Irish Stout, American Amber, Caramel Apple Cider
Bottled: Weizenbier, LaChouffe Clone, La Fin Du Monde Clone, Cottage House Oaked Saison with Chardonnay

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”

-Abraham Lincoln
bd2xu is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #7
Jayhem
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 2,568
Liked 258 Times on 208 Posts
Likes Given: 1163

Default

I use 4 tablespoons per 6 gallon carboy, mix with 1 gallon of hot water and shake, then fill the rest of the way with warm water and soak 24-48 hours and EVERYTHING comes off! Not a single spot left when I do this!

Soaking is key! You can't get the crap off a carboy without either soaking or scrubbing with a brush...just sloshing around won't do it!

__________________

Next up: American Pale Ale
Primary 1&2: American Brown Ale
Primary 3&4: Hopped up Belgian Tripel
Bottle Conditioning/drinking: Summer Kolsch, White Zombie (Amarillo IPA), English Pale Ale (ESB)

Jayhem is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2013, 12:30 AM   #8
baer19d
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 156
Default

It lloks like I'm using too much also but what the heck, it's cheap and it works. I'll start using 1 TSP per gallon and see how that works.

__________________
baer19d is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2013, 01:07 AM   #9
Varmintman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: idaho falls, idaho
Posts: 2,102
Liked 662 Times on 416 Posts
Likes Given: 826

Default

I have been getting some beer stone built up in my plastic fermenting bucket and when I racked it off today I filled it with 6 gallons of hot water and 4 scoops of oxyclean. I just checked it and it is dissolving and should be clear by morning.

Man the build up of beerstone was pretty thick as well. I had figured if this did not work I would toss the bucket and start with a new one. Kind of glad it is working

__________________
Varmintman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2013, 01:12 AM   #10
Wynne-R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 905
Liked 97 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 81

Default

I have been doing a two-step.

It’s at the rate of two tsp per gallon generic oxi, wait ten minutes, then add 1/4 tsp of PBW.

Better than oxi, cheaper than PBW.

__________________
Wynne-R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CFC Users: How do you get it clean and keep it clean? Coastarine Equipment/Sanitation 12 02-18-2012 01:38 PM
New Chiller -- how clean is clean? mojo_wire Equipment/Sanitation 6 08-08-2011 04:50 PM
How clean is clean w/ bottles? StarCityBrewMaster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 03-31-2010 05:15 PM
Where do you buy Oxi-clean? Makeyermark Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 22 12-03-2009 01:55 AM
Clean Clean Yeast uwmgdman Recipes/Ingredients 6 04-06-2007 05:46 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS