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Old 05-23-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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Default oxy clean concentration?

New convert to oxy clean. just wondering what amount everyone uses per gallon?

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Old 05-23-2010, 03:37 AM   #2
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That's a great question and I'd love to hear people's answers. For bottle soaking, I've been suing one scoop per four or five gallons (in a big rectangular cooler). For soaking carboys, I usually use about the same - one scoop for five or six gallons, depending on the carboy. Of course, I have no idea what the volume or weight of a "scoop" is

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I've been using one teaspoon per gallon.

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I wonder how many teaspoons are in a scoop?

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I wonder how many teaspoons are in a scoop?

I have the Sun brand (cheap wall mart brand) of oxi and my scoop holds 6 TSP.

I too use 1 scoop per 5-6 gallons.
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1 oz per gallon. Same as PBW.

It's too cheap for me to consider using less.

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1 ounce of honest to goodness OxiClean Free per 5 gallons of very hot water to soak off labels, and soak a carboy. Never had problems with labels basically falling off, or a krausen disintegrating on its own.

I used the Sun brand knockoff, and it took 3 - 4 times as much to achieve a fraction of the effectiveness. I'm sticking with the real deal from here on out.

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I use about 1/2 of the scoop per 5 gallons of water.

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This has to be the most unscientific aspect of my brewing obsession. I just dump about a scoop in no matter what the volume. Which means I way over do it sometimes. Probably not the best thing.

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I just got my first bucket of oxyclean today. It doesn't have directions for cleaning beer making equipment, but it does give a few examples. On the bucket, it says 1/2 to 1 scoop per gallon for soaking (with a picture of a shirt soaking), and 1/4-1 scoop per gallon for outdoor use (it gives decks as an example).

My scooper has markings that show a full scoop is four onces. I went with 2.5 scoops for each carboy/fermenter, then I used a bit more at the recommended levels to try it one some carpet stains and a messy stove. The 3.5lb bucket is almost gone.

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