I have to admit when a fellow on here told me he never has to brush or spray his carboys/Better Bottles because he fills the with scalding tap water after bottling and generic Oxi Clean I was a little skeptical after my last fiasco with my glass carboy and PBW which I thought left behind stuck on hops flakes and I brushed and brush, but they turned out to be imperfections in the glass.
Long story short: tonight I bottled Northern Brewer's cream ale from my 6 gal PET carboy and had some nasty scum behind, especially the krusen on then neck. I put in four scoops and filled with super hot tap water. The bubbling actions has cleared everything up just two hours in.
I was really afraid of the Better Bottles since you couldn't brush them. From now on, unless I ever do something with bacteria or like a cock ale with meet (and you know I will eventually
) my two Better Bottles are my go to fermenters. It was really nice just being able to pick it up and take it to the kitchen without a Brew Hauler or all that extra weight from the glass.
I tell you another thing the Oxi Wash did. I made my swamp coolers out of dish pans also from Family Dollar. I had draped a tee shirt over the carboy to wick water. On a couple of occasions when an ashtray wasn't handy I through a cigarette butt in the swamp cooler which wicked nicotine stains into the old shirt. I just wanted to clean up the old shirt and dish pan and I put in a scope and warm water. Stains came right out and if the shirt wasn't wore out it would be ready to wear. It has never been a brighter white. That's pretty amazing stuff if you ask me.
Que The Monkeys' "I'm a Believer"