The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Carboys suck...right?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #21
bigbeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,075
Liked 113 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 79

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boek View Post
Sorry for the melodrama and hyperbole. It took me about 30 minutes to clean.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMGK View Post
Seriously, oxyclean warm water. Maybe an hour. How drunk we're you that it took seven hrs?
Looks like you missed the post a few spots above yours. How drunk were you at 1 o'clock that you missed that? I kid I kid. Seven hours cleaning a carboy would imply an addiction to meth, not an alcohol problem
__________________

"Good people drink good beer." -HST

bigbeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 08:07 PM   #22
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 27,792
Liked 1826 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 1295

Default

If you don't wanna scratch the ale pales,then don't double stack them or clean'em with anything abrasive. Momma got me the spray wand from Midwest for Christmas. It's great for getting the krausen ring & yeast cake blasted loose. Then fill with water & 3-4TBSP PBE,stir-n-soak.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
My new book is on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3MCU0W
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #23
malevolent
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 213
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Oxyclean destroys caked on crap. Learn it, love it.

__________________

Primary: nothing :(
Secondary: nothing :(
Long Aging: Flanders Red (to be bottled this summer)

malevolent is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #24
paulmac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 29
Default

I'm definitely a carboy guy, love to see whats going on. But I think I am going to make the switch to better bottles from glass...with 3 little ones running around, don't wanna take the chance of an accident.

__________________
paulmac is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #25
LandoLincoln
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LandoLincoln's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Joliet, IL
Posts: 1,975
Liked 453 Times on 270 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbeergeek View Post
Seven hours cleaning a carboy would imply an addiction to meth, not an alcohol problem
Or a severe case of OCD.
__________________
LandoLincoln is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 01:20 AM   #26
Naptown
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 151
Default

Ocd

__________________

Primary: Pale Ale w/ Wyeast American Ale
Primary: Pale Ale w/ Wyeast Northwest Ale
Keg: American Wheat 3 Floyds Gumballhead clone
Keg: Bombastic IPA
tapped Keg: Wild Child Mild Brown Ale
tapped Keg: Hearts Squared - all grain Bell's clone

Naptown is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 01:48 AM   #27
two_one_seven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chatham, IL
Posts: 704
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I do what Revvy said.

I use BetterBottles and you can't scrub those with a brush. A good soak and blast with bottle washer takes 5 mins tops. Plus you can pick the up the bottle with one finger........when they are empty of course.

__________________
two_one_seven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 01:58 AM   #28
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,938
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

After my ale pale hid an infection I stay away from them as much as possible.

Oxyclean is a miracle product.

Glass carboy all the way. I would never use a BB

__________________

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

Bottled! Award winning East India Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, Saison fermenting at 85 degrees as I type.

Grinder12000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 06:06 AM   #29
nymtber
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NO, New York
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grinder12000 View Post
After my ale pale hid an infection I stay away from them as much as possible.

Oxyclean is a miracle product.

Glass carboy all the way. I would never use a BB
I'm with this guy. Oxyclean free works great, and glass carboy's rule! Buy a Carboy Hauler, I have two, one for each carboy.

If you have hard water (I do) a final rinse with 1/4gal white vinegar in the carboy full of water after the oxyclean will eliminate any hard water stains. But you must RINSE very very very well after the vinegar...
__________________
nymtber is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-16-2012, 06:56 AM   #30
Kosch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 201
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Yup, the brass carboy jet that Revvy posted. I have our hot water tank set pretty high, I rinse for maybe 2 minutes and there isn't a sight or scent left in the carboy. I then soak with Oxiclean anyway, 1.5 gallons, shake, let sit upright for a couple hours, shake again, tip upside down in a small plastic container to let the neck and opening soak. Rinse after with some vinegar water, and it's all set. Minimal work. I haven't used my carboy brush yet.

__________________
Kosch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools




Newest Threads