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Old 03-18-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Any one have or used Mark's Keg and Carboy Cleaner? Looking for input I may purchase one. At $140.00 it may be cheaper in the long run to purchase it instead of building one. Until I buy the pump and hardware, time is money also, i'm thinking $100ish (good pump is $70-90) to build plus time. Spoke to people at my local homebrew store, they said cleaning/sanitizing kegs it works like a charm, carboys not so good, cleaning dry crusty yeast at top of carboy hard to get off.
Anyone who has used on of these please post a quick review.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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IMO... Seems really expensive for what doesn't take that much effort to do yourself. Especially with one of these.

http://www.carboycleaner.com/

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I've seen the DIY ones before but really.....a garden hose, some oxyclean and a carboy brush works great. As for kegs I just fill them with hot water and oxyclean and voila! Sparkly clean.

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IMO... Seems really expensive for what doesn't take that much effort to do yourself. Especially with one of these.

http://www.carboycleaner.com/
That dude is cracking me up. I would buy that thing. Looks simple.
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IMO... Seems really expensive for what doesn't take that much effort to do yourself. Especially with one of these.

http://www.carboycleaner.com/
Slick!

I clean my carboys by soaking in oxyclean and rinsing, seldom have to scrub them.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:36 PM   #6
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IMO... Seems really expensive for what doesn't take that much effort to do yourself. Especially with one of these.

http://www.carboycleaner.com/
I've got one of those for cleaning my sanke kegs... makes it a breeze without having to mix up 15+ gallons of cleaner... and I'm done with cleaning in 1 minute.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:36 PM   #7
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I purchaed Mark's Keg Cleaner Monday and ran it through a bunch of tests, let me tell you if you have the $$$$ I highly reccommend it. cleanned everything i tested in it, no longer need to soak over night, used PBW, one step, oxiclean all cleaned same. Heated 3.5 gallons of water to about 110 degrees used each of the above cleaners on dirty fermenters, hoses, buckets and all cleaned very good. Love this thing, could of built myself for around $90.00 to same specs, but after working on new rig since Christmas, i feel my time is worth 30-40 dollars/hour. So I'm looking at it like I saved $$$$ in build time and clean up in the long run.

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I'll stick with hot water and oxyfree. I have enough equipment to allow an overnight soak of a carboy. Not a big deal.


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I use buckets and kegs. Here is my cleaner.

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This is next on my to buy list. Does it have a drain?
It takes me nearly an hour to clean 3 carboys or 3 kegs. I need one of these.

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