The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > scale in carboy

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2008, 06:39 AM   #1
mac25663
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: beertown st. louis
Posts: 11
Default scale in carboy

hi guys,
brand spankin new to the homebrew just got my first 5 gallon carboy for free. problem is some kind of scale on the bottom. currently soaking in vinegar, any suggestions??

__________________
mac25663 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2008, 06:52 AM   #2
shafferpilot
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
shafferpilot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 1,639
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

vinegar will work to free up that trub, but go get yourself a tub of oxyclean for next time. About a quarter scoop in a carboy with hot water will disolve all of the crud. Some people prefer to scrub with a carboy brush, but others feel it isn't necessary

__________________

A great man knows that he knows NOTHING

shafferpilot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2008, 07:16 AM   #3
mac25663
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: beertown st. louis
Posts: 11
Default

Thanks so much
i'll let you know.

__________________
mac25663 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2008, 06:50 AM   #4
mac25663
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: beertown st. louis
Posts: 11
Default

just to let you know that worked great on my carboy.......thanx for the good advice

__________________
mac25663 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2008, 07:31 AM   #5
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,853
Liked 68 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

Glad it wasn't beerstone!

Orfy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-10-2008, 11:57 AM   #6
RichBrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RichBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,749
Liked 77 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default

Get a carboy brush from your LHBS or mailorder. It will help you scrub the interior of the carboy.

__________________

Cheers,
Rich

RichBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So I don't have scale... zaprozdower General Beer Discussion 7 03-25-2009 03:52 PM
This is all I need for a scale right?? mangine77 Equipment/Sanitation 8 01-09-2009 12:38 PM
need a new scale z987k Equipment/Sanitation 12 06-06-2008 07:11 PM
Should I scale down boil time when I scale down a recipe? rjester Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 06-28-2007 11:34 PM