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Old 01-13-2013, 02:51 PM   #31
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I use Oxiclean Free for everything, and have had zero problems.



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Old 01-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #32
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I just switched to using Oxiclean. It is impressive how well it worked on my kettle and mash-tun. I will continue to use this product.

I too found it in the laundry detergent section. The container advertises it being used in the washing machine but then states it has over 101 uses. I wonder if they were thinking of my brew kettle when they made that disclaimer?



 
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #33
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The scoop contained within my Oxiclean Versatile container is approximately 2 tablespoons.

I wanted to completely fill my kettle. But, I following the manufacturers recommendation (and it was very effective) at 4 scoops per gallon I didn't dare fill my kettle but only made 1 gallon and used a sponge to distribute.

What is the minimum amount of Oxiclean that can be used and still be effective on a brew kettle (read: how much do you use)?

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #34
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I use 4 oz./5 gal with outstanding results that mirror PBW with one exception - slight foam. The foaming is a bit bothersome, but can be controlled by adding some unscented dishwasher detergent (or other food-safe defoamer).
Defoamer + beer=

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:03 PM   #35
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Defoamer + beer=

I had previously used dish-soap and with good rinsing did not notice any lacking of head.

I had done research and chose Oxiclean over PBW but trying to save a $ I was curious what the minimum threshold is and still be effective.

 
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #36
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Defoamer + beer=
You still have to rinse, so if the defoamer is still getting into the beer, then agreed, sad face for improper cleaning techniques.

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:52 PM   #37
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Glad I found this, Oxiclean it is.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #38
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I've only used the cleaner that came with my equipment when I started, then Oxyclean I have heard complaints of it causing a film. This may be due to water differences or using too much. I use only 1/3 of the scoop that comes in the box with good results.

And to echo others: make sure you are getting Oxyclean that has no additives/perfumes!

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:26 PM   #39
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I'm glad there are smart people who have found alternatives. The ability to get what you need locally without taking it in the shorts is a definite plus. Worrying about the price of PBW (from one of the non-gouging retailers) seems like more trouble than I want though. At $35 for 8# it's not terribly bad when you figure how many uses you get out of that 8#, and how little that use now costs.

Don't get me wrong, it's not name-brand snobbery at all. It's just that if I place an order and I also get my PBW, I save time, I save money because I'm not driving on Saturday morning to get what I forgot to get when I should have bought it from Midwest or NB, and I'm not mixing things when I should be drinking beer and grinding grains.

Some folks are obviously more organized than I am and remember to ask their wife to get the Oxyclean and they remember to get the TSP @ the man-store. Awesome! I ain't that guy though so I just have a jug of the stuff I remember to order online whenever the mood strikes me. I am paying for that convenience and I'm okay with it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #40
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What brand monkey are you using? and what do they charge for shipping?



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You can have mine, I'm not using them anymore.. They are Southern Redneck Brand and go for snip and ship cost.
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