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Old 07-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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I am leaving for a weekend trip, and I realized that I will have enough time to keg my beer, but I am guessing that I won't be able to clean out the carboy as thoroughly as I want, same goes for my air lock etc.

Would be be possible to just fill the carboy back up with water, and maybe a scoop of oxiclean before I leave, and just clean it when I come back on Monday? Same for the airlock?


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Old 07-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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Absolutely. Rinse it out first to get most of the yeast and sediment and then let it soak until you get back.


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If you do that, all you'll have to do is rinse and dry or sanitize them when you get back. I rinse out the yeast, fill with hot water, add oxy, wait overnight and empty/rinse - that is my total cleaning regimen for carboys.


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Old 07-16-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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You don't get in there with a brush? How many scoops of oxy will you do?
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I hardly use my carboy brush for anything. I use about half a blue rectangular scoop. I often wait up to a week to empty and rinse it out but it is just as clean the next day.

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