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Old 11-01-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
Sep 2011
Quad Cities, IL
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Anyone use Sun Oxygen Cleaner to clean bottles, buckets and carboys? I just recently changed to this because it's way cheaper then Oxiclean. The only difference is I don't get any soap like suds.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Its the same stuff... Its just the dollar store version! And yes, it is a lot cheaper.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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I heard some one mention it on the forum saying its as good as oxiclean. i just bought some also and its a lot cheaper than oxiclean. hey but when i put it a bucket with water i do get a lot of foam. but i have yet to clean any of my brewing equipment with it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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I've used it for cleaning the carboy, buckets, and bottles. It works great, you can get a huge tub at Big Lots or the dollar stores for much less than Oxy, and I have not noticed any difference in its ability to do the job.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:15 PM   #5
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It's my go to. Love it. As far as the foam goes... add it to the water, not vice-versa.

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Old 11-01-2011, 11:17 PM   #6
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Dec 2009
State Line, PA, Pennsylvania
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It is sodium bicarbonate and sodium percarbonate - oxygen bleach - and exactly what oxyclean free is without the additives - yes even oxyclean free has additives. Sun cleaner works great on its own and is really cheap, I buy(ninja edit) 6 tubs at a time.

You can get it even cheaper if you mix your own by buying bulk baking soda and bulk sodium percarbonate online from a chemicals supplier. But that seems like too much work for me.

To make home made PBW I do the following:

Mix 1 part sun oxygen cleaner with 1 part Tri Sodium Phosphate(TSP) or the substitute both of which you can buy in any hardware store.

It works great to clean brewing gear and I have even used it to get that nasty odor out of running clothing.

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Old 11-02-2011, 01:21 AM   #7
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+1 same stuff. That's what I use and I recall buying my large tub of it at Wallyworld. Cheaper than Oxyclean and works the same. I use it in conjuction with TSP(trisodium phosphate) and let things soak in pretty hot water for at least a few hours. It seems to do the trick.

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Old 11-02-2011, 01:53 AM   #8
Jun 2011
Strum, WI
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I use it for all my cleaning. Works great. Removes even the most stubborn krausen rings.

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #9
Dec 2010
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Is it fragrance and dye free like versatile free?

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by rack04 View Post
Is it fragrance and dye free like versatile free?
As far as my nose can tell, yes. I use this all the time to clean my brewing equipment and it works great!
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