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Old 01-09-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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I used OxyClean once and had the same results. Was worried about having that residue on my glassware, so I boil all of it and then air dried. A bit time consuming, but piece of mind that I had removed it all. Vinegar and hot water is a good idea.

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Old 01-09-2013, 03:04 PM   #12
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Relax, you can get these deposits on bottles after soaking with Oxy in harder water. My work-around is using less Oxy to begin with.

Removing the deposits is pretty simple too, soak em in hot water with a few cups of vinegar. I've never found starsan to actually remove the deposits, but hot water and vinegar works.

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Old 01-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #13
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I have the same problem. Rinse with a little vinegar and there you go. Scale is removed.

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Old 01-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #14
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That Oxyclean residue happened to me before as well. Boiling water or the steam cycle in the dish washer does the trick too. In the end, I switched to PBW, and no longer have that problem. If you buy PBW in bulk (the 8 lb bucket lasts me a little over a year for $30.00), it is about the same per oz price as the typical 2-3lb grocery store oxyclean tub.

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:43 PM   #15
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Where do you get an 8lbs tub of PBW for $30.00?

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Yeah, I double checked, and I was a little off...My LHBS sells 8lbs for $38.00, and we get a 15% discount through my brewclub, so $32.30 + tax = $34.56 total.

Still not bad for about a year's supply of really good cleaner.

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #17
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Nice price, only place with 8lb tubs up here charges more than double that price.

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hmmmmm...reading these comments I'm curious if anyone actually reads previous threads. This has been discussed many times....and is easily fixed.

The white deposit is very common with hard water, long soaks, or with too much Oxyclean. It is "base" bonded to the surface and easily removed with any mild acid. The cheapest way would be to use a few cups of cheap white vinegar in a few gallons of water. Starsan also works well...BUT the process will increase the pH of the Starsan and reduce its effective lifespan.

Even when no deposit is visible you should rinse very well before sanitizing with starsan, in order to keep the Starsan effective.

PBW and Oxyclean are very similar...essentially PBW is uncut Oxyclean. Oxyclean is diluted with inactive ingredients to reduce the transportation restrictions.

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Instead of using just Oxyclean, try a mixture of 3 parts Oxyclean to one part TSP/90. This is very close to Powdered Brewery Wash which works very well, but is very expensive.

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amazon page for Red Devil - TSP/90 says "Gloves Recommended, Do Not Use On Glass"
There's about 454 discussions on this very topic on the board. You certainly can't use a 100% mixture of TSP/90, but that's why you cut it/dilute it 3/1 with the oxyclen Problem solved (until next time)
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