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Old 06-17-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hi all. I have a feeling this topic may ruffle some feathers, but i have been searching for info on whether Oxiclean is safe for cleaning fermenters like so many people are doing. Granted, I am not a chemist (by a long shot). I've heard people compare PBW to Oxiclean.

I stopped by the Oxiclean site to see if they had anything to say: "Can I clean my coffee pot with Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover? No."

http://www.oxiclean.com/FAQ.aspx

I'd like to use it. Any input appreciated.

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Old 06-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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I only use OxiClean to strip labels from bottles, because it works wicked pissah.

That being said, I only use StarSan to clean my fermenter, carboys, bottles, siphon, hoses, hydrometer, thermometer... You get the idea.

Since they say bleach is safe, well rinsed, I'd say it's safe to say that OxiClean is safe, well rinsed out.

The only thing that would concern me, is using OxiClean with plastic. But that's just because I'm a tinfoil hat wearer when it comes to plastic.

You're probably fine...


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Old 06-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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I don't know if it's food safe, my intuition tells me no but I could be wrong. That being said the only thing I use it for is soaking and cleaning bottles, which it does a great job of. It does leave a slippery film and must be rinsed thoroughly.

I use PBW for everything else.
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I use it (i.e. Oxiclean Free) and PBW frequently, but I also rinse them well to reduce any residue to trace levels and follow-up with StarSan before brewing.
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I use Oxy Clean to clean my carboys after fermentation and my mash tun before brewing. Usually fill them both with hot water and let them soak over night. Rinse really well and have never had a problem. That stuff cleans everything!
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Thanks for the replies so far!

I know a lot of people use the stuff and have great success with it. I'd like to hear from Oxiclean or a chemist before I start adding it to the regular routine. It just sounds like that info is non existent.
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You are rinsing the product out. People use CLR to clean coffee pots and then rinse several times and run a few batches of water only through the coffee machines. Similar concept with Oxiclean and if I had to drink a bit of one of those products I'd sure go with Oxiclean. btw I soak my espresso machine parts in Oxiclean as well as stained coffee cups and it does the job. And then I rinse.

Cleaning products for the most part are not food safe and should be used properly and rinsed off.
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Well you certainly would not want to drink it. But if you rinse well I see no point not to use it.
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I agree 100% about rinsing. There are many cleaning agents that I would not use on my fermenter even with a rinse... So, why is it generally accepted that Oxiclean is safe to use?

samc - ya, the title of the thread is a stretch. I wouldn't go adding Oxiclean to a recipe.

Thanks for your replies so far!
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I guess I just don't understand why you'd use OxiClean (aside from delabeling) when there's food-safe no-rinse sanitizers out there.


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