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Old 01-05-2009, 02:15 AM   #1
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I have heard oxyclean is ok for cleaning home brew equipment ,
I went to buy some and there is like 5 types ... I bought oxyclean "free",
do they all work and a good cleaner or should i only buy the oderless "free" version? ... and is this stuff ok on everything ... I assume all plastics is ok , but what about S-Steel and alluminum? and what consentration should i make?

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Old 01-05-2009, 02:25 AM   #2
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Oxiclean Free is the right and only stuff to use on brewing equipment.
Do not use on aluminum! It sort of takes off the finish. Everything else is ok.
1/2 a scoop in a 5 gallon bucket or carboy is what I use.

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Old 01-05-2009, 02:26 AM   #3
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Free is the one to use becasue it is unscented....I can't recall about ss an aluminum, I don't use it on those things myself anyway.

I use a couple scoops in 5 gallons or so of water, I'm not careful with that stuff...I try to buy it in bulk whenever I can find it...I figure the more fizzy bubbles the less work I have to do.

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I use the "free" or the unscented one. (I also use the generic version, and one that I got as a sample from a HBT'er also.). As far as concentration, it depends on how dirty the equipment is. Today after I brewed, I had a stuck on ring on my brewpot, and my mashtun had dried crud. So, I used about a scoop in 2 gallons or so. That did the trick quickly, so I rinsed well and put the equipment away. Usually, though, I use quite a bit less, as Nurmey said.

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That stuff EATS the Krausen off a Better Bottle shoulder. The crud just seems to melt.

I have used the real deal and the wally world clone. They seem to work the same.

I use the unscented, but have heard from others that the scented does not smell up plastic.

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The "Free" stuff is what you want. Works very well. Great on cleaning bottles you want to bottle homebrew with.

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That stuff EATS the Krausen off a Better Bottle shoulder. The crud just seems to melt.

I have used the real deal and the wally world clone. They seem to work the same.

I use the unscented, but have heard from others that the scented does not smell up plastic.
+1 on Oxy being fantastic on cleaning crud off of carboys/better bottles. It's like magic. Use the hottest tap water for best results.
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Ya its wonderful on carboys...most of the time right after we are done bottling we throw oxy-clean in and let is soak for awhile and it does all the work for us.

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thanks for these tips guys.. helped empty crud from my carboy the other day, and before that getting all the labels off the bottles. eggggcellent.

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Old 01-06-2009, 03:10 AM   #10
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Do you guys use this for a disinfectant or sterilizer too? What about rinsing? How well do you rinse after using??

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