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View Poll Results: What's the best cleaner to soak a carboy in?
PBW 17 26.56%
Bleach solution 11 17.19%
Hot water 6 9.38%
StarSan 5 7.81%
Something caustic 1 1.56%
Something else 14 21.88%
Squeeze Ralph Nader through the carboy's neck w/ a toothbrush 10 15.63%
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Old 10-13-2006, 04:57 PM   #11
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My lhbs recommends PBW but I've been using oxyclean with great success.

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Old 10-13-2006, 05:01 PM   #12
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Fill with hot water and a scoop of Oxyclean, walk away, come back an hour later, drain, rinse, top off with starsan, store until you next brew

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Old 10-13-2006, 05:11 PM   #13
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Well...while many of you have endorsed oxyclean or pbw, Ralph Nader still leading in the polls (something he could only do on HBT, I suppose).

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Old 10-13-2006, 05:13 PM   #14
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When we're talking about Oxiclean, it's the 3.5 lb bucket of powder, correct? The one you can get at Target, or wherever? Oxiclean has a ton of different versions of their product.

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When we're talking about Oxiclean, it's the 3.5 lb bucket of powder, correct? The one you can get at Target, or wherever? Oxiclean has a ton of different versions of their product.

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Whatever SWMBO bought. Tub of powder.

I don't even think she knows I've been using it......


Haha, that's in her budget.


Now, if I can get ther to buy yeast...
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:45 PM   #16
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Whatever SWMBO bought. Tub of powder.

I don't even think she knows I've been using it......


Haha, that's in her budget.


Now, if I can get ther to buy yeast...

LOL nice!!!
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Old 10-13-2006, 06:00 PM   #17
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I've never soaked. Hot water and the occasional detergent with a little elbow grease on the carboy brush--- all done immediately after emptying the carboy. Takes just a couple minutes.

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Old 10-13-2006, 06:08 PM   #18
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Bleach (yea I said that word). 2oz and fill with water. completely clean in 24-48 hours. Hot rinse afterwards. Cheapest stuff out there. But I do have oxyclean too so I could start using that; but I like bleach bottles for my ferm chiller...

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Old 10-13-2006, 06:23 PM   #19
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PBW cleans everything very well and it never goes bad, no matter how disgusting it looks you can use it again.

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Old 10-14-2006, 01:11 AM   #20
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I've been using oxyclean and a few hours soak. Two little scoops and fill up the carboy with water. Use the bottle brush to knock the loose grunge ring off (takes no effort after soaking in oxyclean), dump, then rinse a couple of times.

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