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Old 05-23-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default Walmart brand Oxyclean - Wow!

After I racked my raspberry wheat into a corney, I poured the trub and spent raspberries into the toilet.
I then put a scoop of the oxyclean into the glass carboy and filled it full of hot water, after a half hour of soaking all of the krausen was gone, nor carboy brush required.

Thanks for the tip guys, it's nice working smarter not harder.

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Old 05-23-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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Is it fragrance free?

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Old 05-23-2009, 05:10 AM   #3
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Is it fragrance free?
If not, it just means extra rinsing. It usually takes me 3 thorough rinses before I'm comfortable with the results using Oxiclean Free.
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Only three rinses? I do three hot and three cold. I know, it's overkill, but only takes a few more minutes.

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Old 05-23-2009, 05:47 AM   #5
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A Jet bottle washer reduces the amount of elbow grease required. That thing works like a dream.

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Have a container that you soaked in oxyclean and need to get the residue off? Try filling it with water and adding a splash of vinegar. The acid in the vinegar cuts the base of the soap. It's all gone with one rinse.

I get the cheap vinegar at sam's club.

At this point the container is clean. I then wait until I want to use it to rinse one more time with my sanitizer, star san.

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Old 05-24-2009, 12:33 AM   #7
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Is Oxyclean better than PBW?

I read that Oxyclean needs to be mixed 2-4oz per gallon of water for soaking... PBW is 1-1.5oz.

I had thought about moving to Oxyclean rather than PBW or B Brite, but what am I saving if I am using 2x as much?

Also... why do you have to rinse Oxyclean? Even Oxyclean Free?? I take it this is NOT like PBW?

What is the deal with this cleaner.

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Never used PBW, but I do use no-odor off-brand Oxyclean very often. I put 2 scoops (1.5-2oz) in a 6 gallon carboy, fill with hot water, and let sit over night. After that it is clean, just rinse out a couple times with hot water, dry and it sits until I need it next time. I have never had an issue with residue, odor or anything else.

The Oxyclean leaves a slick feeling if not rinsed, but that is easy to get rid of.

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Is Oxyclean better than PBW?

Also... why do you have to rinse Oxyclean? Even Oxyclean Free?? I take it this is NOT like PBW?

What is the deal with this cleaner.
PBW does need to be rinsed. As does Oxyclean.
I'm not exactly sure about the ingredients in Oxyclean but PBW is the same thing as washing soda(Arm&Hammer). Washing soda is much cheaper than either one of the name brands and works very well. All three are caustic so all three require rinsing. To me its simple economics, use the cheap one.
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I never rinse PBW with anything but Star San... been doing that for a while...


Is this not enough when using Oxyclean? My point is... is Oxyclean more labor/water intensive?

I have a fermentor that I CANNOT scrub inside, so I use PBW... will Oxyclean do the job?

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