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Old 01-07-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hi everyone at HBT. I picked up a used 25 liter carboy in a second hand shop for $8. Would this be safe to use (after being cleaned of course)? If so what is some good ways to clean your carboy? I read somewhere that using bleach is good. Below is an image of it. And it is a bit sharded in the neck but it doesn't seem to be sharp.. Will this pose any problem?



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Old 01-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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nice find. As long as you can find a bung to fit it and it holds an airtight seal, I'd say it's perfect.

I would probably soak it in Oxiclean or PBW for a while, rinse, then repeat with a soaking of bleach. (diluted to 1 tablespoon per gallon of water) then just rinse the crap out of it. Congrats!

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Thanks for the (optimistic) reply! What is PBW?

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Powdered Brewery Wash - somewhat similar to oxyclean, except rinses cleaner. Oxyclean works great as long as you use hot water & don't leave it longer than a day or two.

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Nice demijohn for 8 bux.

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Powdered Brewery Wash - somewhat similar to oxyclean, except rinses cleaner. Oxyclean works great as long as you use hot water & don't leave it longer than a day or two.
OxiClean - Home Page is this the Oxyclean you are referring to?
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Nice demijohn for 8 bux.
Yeah I think it is quite a find as well!
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Powdered Brewery Wash. It's an oxygen type cleaner just like Oxiclean Free.

I'd definitely use an oxygen type cleaner first to get in nasty bits out before bleaching. There's no telling what was in that thing before you got it.

Are there any markings on the bottom?

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OxiClean - Home Page is this the Oxyclean you are referring to?
More specifically, this one:

Oxi Clean Free Stain Remover 3.5-lb. : Target
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Yup. Agreed - oxiclean free is what you want - don't want a perfumed-smelling carboy. The generic oxiclean works fine too, you just have to rinse more.

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