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Old 03-24-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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Just wondering how you all prep a brand new carboy. Is it necessary to clean it with something like PBW or is a nice rinse with hot water all it needs?

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Old 03-24-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
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Warm water...dont shock it with hot water, you will cause it to crack. Then just sanitize with starsan or whatever you use before you put anything in it. No need to use PBW on a new carboy. It should be just filled with dust from the cardboard or insulation used in shipping.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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I did a short oxiclean soak with mine. Maybe that's unnecessary, but why take a chance?

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Warm water...dont shock it with hot water, you will cause it to crack. Then just sanitize with starsan or whatever you use before you put anything in it. No need to use PBW on a new carboy. It should be just filled with dust from the cardboard or insulation used in shipping.
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Aw, c'mon... Hot water won't crack it. Unless you just pulled it from your freezer.
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I've actually put boiling water into one on accident. Don't ask, just remember counterflow chillers only work with the water turned on

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I did a short oxiclean soak with mine. Maybe that's unnecessary, but why take a chance?
no need for oxiclean since it is only used to clean the junk off and there is no junk...just rinse and sanitize (sarstan, or whatever you use)
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A rinse is all it needs.

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Aw, c'mon... Hot water won't crack it. Unless you just pulled it from your freezer.
I was about to write that if you hadnt. I put my water on as hot as the tap water will go to rinse mine.

starsan rinse is generally what I do
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I clean everything before using it.
That goes for glass (which ought to be clean), but one never knows what's been inside it.
Roaches and bugs creep me out.

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