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Old 07-06-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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I read somewhere that Oxy-Clean works wonders on labels, can it get the gummy residue off of Heineken bottles? Also, can it be used as a sanitizer? Seems like you would have to rinse really well after using.

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Old 07-06-2007, 03:13 PM   #2
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Oxy-Clean is a cleanser not a sanitizer...there is a big difference. It does work wonders with bottle labels and cleaning the gunk off of most brew gear, especially carboys.

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Old 07-06-2007, 03:20 PM   #3
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Oxy-Clean is a cleanser not a sanitizer
Others have argued differently. I wouldn't try it, though. Too many unknowns (what's the right dilution? Do you need to rinse it?) and too many other easy solutions.
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Anything that is not listed as a no-rinse sanitizer is not a no-rinse sanitizer. Having to rinse anything used as a sanitizer defeats the purpose, unless you are rinsing using boiled water. Not worth the effort or the risk, IMHO. Just use Star-san or Iodophor and never worry about it again.

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In theory it should work.

I think I'll move to theory if I can find it on a map.

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Orfy, let me know if you find it, I've been looking for years.

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Can it get the gummy residue off of Heineken bottles?

Cheers!
I'll answer the first question.... yes it will eventually take the grimy residue off but a scrub pad works faster.. It will not take off the label though because the heinie labels are plastic...


As for being a sanitizer, i wouldn't risk it (and i'm using bleach).
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Just a heads up, I left Oxiclean in my keg for 5 days and it has left the inside all rough and pitted looking. John Palmer said to soak it in CLR as he thought it was a calicum build up. What I did try was Star San soaked it in there for a few hours and Damn it took it all off. I was worried thaty I pitted the inside but no it was just a build up of something. I will never use Oxiclean in my keg again. I just didnt want to use up all my PBW, well leason learned the hard way.

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