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Old 04-25-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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I just want to know the difference if any? I have a huge pail of oxyclean from Sam's for my clothes, and if it is the same or just as good as pbw. I will use that.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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I have never used PBW, but I use oxyclean for cleaning nearly everything in my brewery. From kettles to carboys to bottles and everything in between. It always works well and I have never had a problem with it. My .02

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Old 04-25-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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thanks man I might switch. What sanitizer do you use? I use star san

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Rather than re-invent the wheel, here's just about every thread you could read on here about oxyclean...

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Revvy,
Thank you very much. I am switching after my pbw is gone.

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Personally, I've found that oxyclean is a little harder to rinse off than PBW. I like using the PBW on all my stainless and will use the oxyclean on glass. YMMV.

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Revvy,
Thank you very much. I am switching after my pbw is gone.
Just remember to rinse thoroughly.
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I use oxy-clean free (no added scent) but I like Bar Keepers Friend for Stainless steel both of them are cheaper than PBW.

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I'd been using "oxyclean free" for about a year and just used PBW for the first time recently. I was very impressed with the PBW and probably won't ever use oxyclean again. PBW rinses easily and quickly, plus it removed some kettle stains that had been there for a long time which oxy had no effect on, but it took one overnight soak of PBW and the kettle looked as good as new. This has just been my personal experience, but I think PBW is worth the price (in fact, I just ordered 8 lbs of it).

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Oxiclean can eat stainless, so I try to avoid using it on stainless unless I have to, and when I do it's for only short soaks (<30 mins). Definitely get the oxiclean FREE, which doesn't have perfume and crap in it. BKF works miracles on stainless when scrubbing, I have no idea if it is useful for soaking to get grime off. I have just recently picked up some UBC (Austin Homebrew's answer to PBW), and so far I like it but I'm on the fence. It seems to rinse easier than oxiclean, and does a good job, and I really like the idea of being able to use it for long soaks on stainless steel, but it's still expensive... I know, in the grand scheme of things, it's far from being the most expensive part of my brewing process, but I still can't shake that nagging feeling of $$ every time I scoop out a bunch of it. Although it's probably a little too spendy to become my regular cleaning agent, I may stick to using it exclusively on stainless steel and copper and other things that oxiclean isn't nice to.

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