Originally Posted by DM3MD157
Suggestions on the concentration of OxiClean? I have the target generic kind, which should be the same.
It's not critical - I just toss in maybe a quarter scoop with a gallon or so of water to clean my brew pot- just use as much as you need to get it clean.. Cleaning a carboy or Better Bottle, it's more important not to get too strong a mixture - there I use a full scoop (4 oz, I think) in 6 gallons of water which is the strongest concentration of PBW recommended by Better Bottle company - I assume the same concentration of OxiClean is OK. Also somewhere on the Better Bottle web site is a report that says strong caustic cleaners can cause microcracks in glass carboys, so I also limit that to 1 scoop/6 gallons and don't let them sit for more than a few hours with the cleaning solution. Also, don't dump the powder into an empty BB or carboy - fill it halfway with water first, then add the powder and more water so you don't get a real strong concentration in one spot (also a recommendation from the BB web site).