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Old 05-07-2012, 03:46 AM   #1
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My carboy spigot for my hose and a manual brush isn't cutting it anymore.
Wondering what you use?

I kinda want the one that hooks into a drill but does it work as well?

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:49 AM   #2
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I just fill the carboy with water and oyxclean. I let sit over night and usually don't even need to brush.

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:56 AM   #3
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That seems like a waste of water to me.

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:00 AM   #4
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Overnight soak in an Oxyclean solution or a diluted bleach solution always does the job, no scrubbing necessary. Cleaning a carboy with this method will literally cost you less than 15 cents.

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #5
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The drill attachments work great. Really fast, really clean. You only need an inch or two of detergent & water. I find I still use the brush for the neck and top of the shoulder area.
This is very convenient for same day, keg, clean, brew sessions.

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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I been using the carboy cleaner and so far I am pretty happy with it.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/carboy-cleaner.html
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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If you have a pump in your set-up, you can make a CIP station out of a bucket and some CPVC or copper pipe... I usually stockpile 6-8 vessels and clean in one marathon session with one batch of water & PBW.... sankes, cornies, carboys, etc.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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If you have a pump in your set-up, you can make a CIP station out of a bucket and some CPVC or copper pipe... I usually stockpile 6-8 vessels and clean in one marathon session with one batch of water & PBW.... sankes, cornies, carboys, etc.
This. Just finally built my PVC cleaner. Took me about 15 minutes, and it's one of the best things I've added to my brewing system.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #9
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I been using the carboy cleaner and so far I am pretty happy with it.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/carboy-cleaner.html
There is a DIY thread for this somewhere but I am on my phone so I am not gonna link it. I built one for under ten bucks.
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