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Old 03-13-2008, 07:47 PM   #1
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Has anybody tried one of these?
http://morebeer.com/view_product/15974/

A bit pricey, perhaps, but I am sick & tired of half effective bent brushes.
Does it work well? What material is used?

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Old 03-13-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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dunno about that.. but all i do is put some soap in the carboy, and a wash rag.. and swish it all around..

but that thing would be a lot faster i am sure.

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They look pretty sweet but I would never pay that much. Could probably make something just as effective though.

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Has anybody tried one of these?
http://morebeer.com/view_product/15974/

A bit pricey, perhaps, but I am sick & tired of half effective bent brushes.
Does it work well? What material is used?
bah. BAH! I say.

Go down to the local grocery store and pick up a tub of oxyclean. A good 2-hour soak in that stuff, and your carboy brush will remove that stuff just like grease gets removed from pans in all those dish soap commercials. This product is a, how you say, rip-off. If you wanna spend your miney wisely, get a bottle jet. I use it to rinse out my carboys after said oxyclean soak.
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I agree. Oyxclean + bottle jet = clean carboys with very little effort.

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i've never had issues when using Oxyclean and the bent brush, plus i clean everything ASAP

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i've never had issues when using Oxyclean and the bent brush, plus i clean everything ASAP
Ditto. If you can read this, you need another homebrew.
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Not to cut against the grain but that thing looks like an awesome idea. I agree the price is way steep. It has been on my DIY list for a while though, it would make cleaning way easier and more effective.

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Not to cut against the grain but that thing looks like an awesome idea. I agree the price is way steep. It has been on my DIY list for a while though, it would make cleaning way easier and more effective.
I agree I think it a good idea. Im thinking a metal dowel, I dont think thats what its called but whatever, and find some way to tie something like strips of chamois to it. Hook it up to a drill and your in business.
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I agree I think it a good idea. Im thinking a metal dowel, I dont think thats what its called but whatever, and find some way to tie something like strips of chamois to it. Hook it up to a drill and your in business.

So drill your carboy, that's what you are saying? Drill your carboy. What if it doesn't want to get drilled?
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