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Old 11-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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The Clean-up......bottled and brewed another batch today

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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Bottled last night. Cleaning carboys sucks big time.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:51 PM   #3
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I was going to make an unkind remark about being a packers fan

But that would be my "Chicago" showing through.




But you are right. The cleanup sucks


What sucks bigger is when you don't get to brew because you forgot something, and so have to wait until tomorrow.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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A vacuum cleaner?

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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I was going to make an unkind remark about being a packers fan

But that would be my "Chicago" showing through.


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Old 11-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #6
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Cleaning is easy. Buckets and a shower head on a hose.

A glass carboy could be a problem. Seems you could cut a hole through a milk carton to support the carboy upside down. Never having done it, i can say it is easy.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #7
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It's expensive but I love PBW because I can have a nice brew day and then just fill up the brew kettle with it, toss everything in and let it sit overnight while it cleans itself. I still have to put stuff away but it cuts time off the actual brewday. That's been my lazy mans approach to cleaning.

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:58 PM   #8
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For what it's worth, I've found that oxy, hot water, and a bottle brush work wonders for cleaning my carboys.

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #9
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Yep, I agree. I very frequently leave my mash tun and kettle full of water until the next day....or the next few days, until I remember to clean them. I just kegged two batches on Thursday and have neglected cleaning the fermenters. Maybe I'll get to it next week. For the record, go Bills. Kyle

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Old 11-18-2012, 12:05 AM   #10
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I hear ya. I love everything about brewing except clean up. I have two five gallon buckets sitting on the back deck, been there 6 days.

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