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Old 03-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #21
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Sorry for the melodrama and hyperbole. It took me about 30 minutes to clean.
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Seriously, oxyclean warm water. Maybe an hour. How drunk we're you that it took seven hrs?
Looks like you missed the post a few spots above yours. How drunk were you at 1 o'clock that you missed that? I kid I kid. Seven hours cleaning a carboy would imply an addiction to meth, not an alcohol problem


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Old 03-15-2012, 08:07 PM   #22
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If you don't wanna scratch the ale pales,then don't double stack them or clean'em with anything abrasive. Momma got me the spray wand from Midwest for Christmas. It's great for getting the krausen ring & yeast cake blasted loose. Then fill with water & 3-4TBSP PBE,stir-n-soak.


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Oxyclean destroys caked on crap. Learn it, love it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #24
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I'm definitely a carboy guy, love to see whats going on. But I think I am going to make the switch to better bottles from glass...with 3 little ones running around, don't wanna take the chance of an accident.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #25
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Seven hours cleaning a carboy would imply an addiction to meth, not an alcohol problem
Or a severe case of OCD.
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I do what Revvy said.

I use BetterBottles and you can't scrub those with a brush. A good soak and blast with bottle washer takes 5 mins tops. Plus you can pick the up the bottle with one finger........when they are empty of course.
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After my ale pale hid an infection I stay away from them as much as possible.

Oxyclean is a miracle product.

Glass carboy all the way. I would never use a BB
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After my ale pale hid an infection I stay away from them as much as possible.

Oxyclean is a miracle product.

Glass carboy all the way. I would never use a BB
I'm with this guy. Oxyclean free works great, and glass carboy's rule! Buy a Carboy Hauler, I have two, one for each carboy.

If you have hard water (I do) a final rinse with 1/4gal white vinegar in the carboy full of water after the oxyclean will eliminate any hard water stains. But you must RINSE very very very well after the vinegar...
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Yup, the brass carboy jet that Revvy posted. I have our hot water tank set pretty high, I rinse for maybe 2 minutes and there isn't a sight or scent left in the carboy. I then soak with Oxiclean anyway, 1.5 gallons, shake, let sit upright for a couple hours, shake again, tip upside down in a small plastic container to let the neck and opening soak. Rinse after with some vinegar water, and it's all set. Minimal work. I haven't used my carboy brush yet.


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