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Old 02-07-2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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Default Best sodium Percarbonate to buy?

I remember being told that Oxyclean has a scent added to it that might add an off flavor to a brew. I have not noticed any with mine but it is time to buy a new container and was wondering what other brands are available at a reasonable price, and if any do not have scents added? I found this at a local store, it is a sodium percarbonate based cleaner. Anyone tried it before? http://www.downtoearthorganics.com.a...=0&tmpModID=-1


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Old 02-07-2010, 03:57 AM   #2
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Do you have a Dollar General near by? Their brand, Sun Oxygen Cleaner, works fine.


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Old 02-07-2010, 04:29 AM   #3
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Oxyfree has no additives of any kind.
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+1 for oxyfree
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:45 PM   #5
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The version of Oxiclean labeled "FREE" is perfume free.

My bucket came with a green lid.

I have some with the yellow lid and it's got the stinky crap in it.

I will never understand the people who think every thing has to have some vile smelling perfume in it. I absolutely detest the stinky **** they put in all those products. It gets in your cloths your house and it's like a bad case of drug resistant tuberculous.
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:34 PM   #6
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So is oxyfree a product made by the same company that makes oxyclean, and should also be sold at the same stores?
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So is oxyfree a product made by the same company that makes oxyclean, and should also be sold at the same stores?
I believe Church and Dwight ( makes Arm & Hammer products) owns the Oxiclean product line.
http://www.ahprofessional.com/MSDS/

Anyway It's in the Grocery store next to the other Oxiclean products. The perfumes stuff has yellow cap and the Free has a Green cap but it says "FREE" on the label. Pick it up and smell it. If it's got the word "FREE" and you can't smell the stench of fake perfume you are golden.

I prefer that over Five Star's PBW because metasilicates are really harsh on your skin and as a hobby brewer I get my hands in the cleaning solutions all the time.
http://www.fivestarchemicals.com/msds/pbw.pdf

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Old 02-08-2010, 03:31 PM   #8
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Normally I am all about "a chemical is a chemical", but recently I bought a bunch of dollar store brand oxiclean, (not the Sun oxygen cleaner, but some other one), and honestly it works like crap compared with oxiclean Free. I'm going back to the spendy stuff once I use this crap up.
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The version of Oxiclean labeled "FREE" is perfume free.
Note that the version labeled "FREE" actually costs about $10, which the police patiently explained to me.
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Zing!

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Note that the version labeled "FREE" actually costs about $10, which the police patiently explained to me.


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