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Old 10-15-2010, 04:50 PM   #11
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You can find an off-brand kind at Wal-Mart. It's perfume free and costs $1. "Sun [something]" I believe.

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Old 07-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #12
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Sun Oxygen Cleaner

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Old 07-07-2011, 04:17 PM   #13
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The only caveat is your water hardness. People with well water or water with high TDS, so called hard water should consider either investing in water softening equipment, using PBW at much higher cost, or throwing a squirt of dishwashing fluid in with their oxyclean when they do their normal wash.
I've had that issue before, never realized it was hard water? good to know.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:50 PM   #14
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Sun Oxygen Cleaner
Yuuuuup.

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Guys, PBW user here, but ran out and have to use oxy. How much do you use for 5 gallons?

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I through used bottles in oxy. Thats all I use it for. You have to rinse it real good though. I usually use sanitizer and dishwasher on super hot and no detergent. Its slightly overkill I think. I forgot the sanitizer this time but I think it's fine. As for amount. I don't know. I use a tote that is like 15 gal and I put like a half scoop in.

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I have been using B Brite to clean my equipment, but looking for cheaper option. So it is agreed that Oxy Clean Free can be used as substitue for B Brite to clean all equipment? (I will still sanatize with Star San.. that stuff is a godsend).

How much Oxy Clean per gallon do you recommend?

I have also read that Oxy Clean is great for getting the labels and glue off of beer bottles. I have bottles soaking in it as I type this. I'll let you know how it works.

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Oxyclean Free is cheaper than B Brite, but Sun Oxy Cleaner from Wal Mart is muuuuuch cheaper.

I use a full scoop per 5 gallons if what I'm cleaning is especially dirty. I'll go 2/3 to 3/4 scoop for normal cleaning.

And yes, B Brite / Oxyclean / Sun Oxy are awesome at peeling labels. Just use water as hot as your tap can get and let them soak for one or two hours. Then I usually use a paper towel to wipe off any residual glue from the bottom after the label comes off.

Be sure to rinse well anything you clean with the oxy cleaners.

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Man, there is no better way to remove labels than oxyclean. (I'm sure there is, don't knock my enthusiasm!)

Soak those bad boys in hot water with a scoop of oxyclean. Leave them for about 30 minutes. Some labels will float right to the top. That's when I like to take a stainless steel scrubbing pad and finish the job.

Be careful though, you'll find yourself giggling to yourself like a mad scientist. I also promise that your SWMBO won't find it nearly as entertaining when you fill the sink with gunk. Ah well!

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Which also reminds me. My hippie wife likes to make her own kombucha, soap, etc.

She makes her own oxy clean with 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup of washing soda. Baking soda worked to but the washing soda has the sodium bicarbonate that you're looking for. I use this mix and dump the whole thing in a full bathtub.

Be weary, this stuff did some damage to my bucket handle and my carboy brush handles. Seemed to slightly strip the finish. Works great though.

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