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Old 04-06-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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So I'm cleaning out my first set of kegs and was wondering how much oxyclean you guys are using to let it soak. My wife read the back and was a little concerned with all the poison warnings.

I put in a little less than one scoop and added about 5gal of water and let it soak last night, and maybe another night, I have the time. It wasn't to nasty to start with anyway.

So am I going to kill myself or grow a tumor or anything? I think I used a small enough amount, but wanted to check.

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Old 04-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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I ussually just kind of wing it and make sure it's rinsed out well.

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Use the least amount that will do the job.
I think a tablespoon in 5 gallons is enough.

Sodium Carbonate is pretty safe, but it can dry your skin and irritate your eyes.
I don't think it's any more dangerous than soap.

Sodium Percarbonate is Sodium Carbonate bound to Hydrogen Peroxide.

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Just an FYI...I believe it even says on the label not to use oxiclean on stainless steel for extended periods of time. It's not good for it. I use a half scoop and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse VERY well.

EDIT: I did some searching on this and cannot find a source for you to verify my claim. So perhaps I am wrong. But I swear I remember hearing on these forums at some point not to use it on SS...

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Just an FYI...I believe it even says on the label not to use oxiclean on stainless steel for extended periods of time. It's not good for it. I use a half scoop and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse VERY well.
Seriously? I didn't read over the label that closely, my fault, but I thought guys let it set for a day or two to prep a kep for fermentation and kettle use?

I'll look it up and if so my wife can drain it out for me this afternoon. Thanks for the heads up.
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For me half a scoop is way too much. About a tblspoon as mentioned above, or 1/4 of the scoop that comes with it is all the Oxiclean you need. I've left for 10mins, up to 24 hours with no issues. And be sure to rinse well.

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