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Old 10-28-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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On a whim, I picked up a tub of the Oxiclean Free Versatile at Target.

I'm hoping this is the stuff everyone is using for cleaning brewing equipment??
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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Works great for cleaning corny kegs.

 
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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I just buy the oxyclean at Costco, 5lb bucket, works very, very well.

 
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
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That's what I've been using, the stuff is like magic; it'll make removing labels easier too (if you're like me and are still fighting with bottles, when oh when can I start kegging...)
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:41 PM   #5
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Very nice stuff, use it for kegs and tap.
For the brewing installation I don't use it.
Is made out of copper (Copper isn't responding well with oxiclean)
Use NaOHprills for that. And rinsing it very well.
Something I learned from profibrewers is that copper is something they use. Even in some ss kettles they have copper plates.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:27 PM   #6
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Just do not leave anything you are cleaning in the solution for more than a day or so...it will leave a residue. I had such a bad residue problem (encrusted actually) I had to use a strong vinegar solution to dissolve the residue. Ugh.

Lesson learned: Use it, but don't let stuff sit in it for more than 24 hours.
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Old 10-30-2006, 11:28 PM   #7
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:18 PM   #8
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I love Oxyclean. A few hours in a hot water and oxyclean solution, and all the beer labels and glue come off of bottles by themselves. There is no scrubbing required. I just rinse the bottles in the sink as I take them out of the Oxyclean and run them through a dishwasher. The wet Oxyclean solution is very slick, like a detergent, or perhaps it actually has some kind of surfactant in it. I'm not sure what's in it, but I do make sure I rinse the bottles very well after they've been in the Oxyclean.

I also use it to clean carboys, my brew keggle, my mash tun, etc, whenever they have grunge that won't come out by other means. For those applications, I just soak for an hour and then dump and rinse very well to make sure I get all of it completely out.

 
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:20 PM   #9
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Thanks to all,

I used it with my carboys out of which I was having trouble cleaning little specks of kraeusen.

My carboys are like new again!
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:07 PM   #10
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Oxyclean is very close to dishwasher detergent powder. It is a mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium percarbonate. Some of the powdered brewery sanitizers and washes are pretty much the same thing. Some add a few other chemicals.

 
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