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Old 03-10-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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I usually have no problem getting my carboys clean by using Oxyclean, but I have one that I can not get some sediment unstuck from the inside top of the carboy, just below the neck. I have tried soaking it in hot water and oxyclean and it wont come off. Im sure a carboy brush would loosen it and help it come off but it is in area that cannot be reached by a brush.
Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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i found that by not immersing the entire brush, you can get to that part of the shoulder

 
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #3
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You could get one of these badboys. http://www.carboycleaner.com/.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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I have a carboy brush that has a bend in the brush around halfway down so the bristly part forms an "L" It works great for scrubbing the carboy where you can't get to it. Fairly cheap too.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:19 PM   #5
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I am confused by where you say the carboy brush cannot reach. I am able to scrub every inch of my carboys with my brush and a little determination.

 
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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I think he means that the brush that comes with the kits (at least came with mine) doesn't have a bend in the bristle part, so it is impossible to reach the portion right before the neck with it. That "L" brush is the cat's ass and it works great on our 13 gal demijohn too! Nice LONG handle!
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:30 PM   #7
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Here it is! http://www.midwestsupplies.com/carboy-brush.html
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:32 PM   #8
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You could get one of these badboys. http://www.carboycleaner.com/.
Ha, that guy in the video is a overacting tool.

 
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:34 PM   #9
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When all else fails I soak in a vinegar solution.

 
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:39 PM   #10
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Ha, that guy in the video is a overacting tool.
Well, he's no Billy Mays!
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