Five Star Chemical Company PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash)
- Cleaning kegs from non-trusted source
I got five kegs off craigs list, very cheap but they were very dirty. I cleaned with hot water and lysol to remove the crud on the outside, four of them were pretty clean in the inside, most had pop s
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May 11, 2011 at 09:34 AM
Pros: Comes in handy,easily storeable 8oz bag. Easy to mix up 1 gallon jug with warm water. This stuff will clean anything off your brewing equipment! You can even use it to soak labels off bottles you want to use for your home brew.
Cons: A resealable bag would be nice.
Recommended? YesI love how easy it is to use this stuff. It's also said to be no rinse,which I've found to be true. It's good at soaking labels off newly emptied bottles I've collected. Just make enough to cover a batch of bottles in a large container (5G bucket,or storage container) filling the inside of the bottles too. Give'em 2 days or so to soak,& labels slide right off! Then go to work with a bottle brush,& a dobie to get them clean inside & out. Then just put'em on a bottle tree to dry. They're now ready to store. It also makes cleaning your dirty fermenter way easier as well. soakes loose krausen,etc in a short time. This stuff is just flat out great for all your brew cleaning needs!
August 10, 2010 at 12:07 PM
Pros: Cleans everything in 30-45 minutes of soak, no scrubbing required.
Cons: Leaves a slight residue if not rinsed throughly.
Recommended? YesThis takes a little bit of time, but the cleaning power is unmatched without harsh chemicals. The cleaner lifts any left over residue from your carboys with ease. Great cleaner with little to no work. Great for better bottles and in instances you don't want to scratch (from scrubbing) the bottles.
Pros: very effective can be re-used multiple times professional grade (developed for use in the Coors plant)
Cons: a little on the expensive side (the ability to re-use more than makes up for it)
Recommended? YesI use this stuff and starsan exclusively now. There's a link to a great interview by the inventor of pbw and starsan on this website here: http://www.simplehomebrewing.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17
Pros: You know its brewery safe
Recommended? YesThis cleaner is very good at what it does. I do love it and it cleans well, but I also think oxyclean works just as good and is way cheaper. I think I will continue to use this stuff just because I know it has proven itself with many brewerys, and I dont want to take any chances leaving chemical residues on my beer contact serfaces.
Recommended? YesPBW is my go to cleaner for all of my brewery cleaning needs. I have been using it for close to fifteen years.