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Old 10-02-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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How much Oxyclean to how much water to clean my carboys an buckets. Also how long should they sit in it. Thanks.


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Old 10-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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I usually just do half scoop to a scoop for 5 gallons, depending on how dirty it is.


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Old 10-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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I think I use about 1/4 of a scoop. Too much leaves a chalky film you have to clean out.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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I use about 1 tbsp per gallon.

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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I use about 1/3 scoop and let it soak overnight to a day or two depending on when I get time to finish the cleaning. I have heard that too long in plastic has caused some to go brittle. That has not been my experience.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Ive never measured but I now believe I've been using way too much. Never had a problem though.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:11 AM   #7
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Ive never measured but I now believe I've been using way too much. Never had a problem though.
And its pretty damn cheap, i got a giant tub for like 9 bucks
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I think I use about 1/4 of a scoop. Too much leaves a chalky film you have to clean out.
Me too. I use about that much for 4-5 gallons.



The stuff works pretty good. Sometimes I wonder if even a 1/4 scoop is too much as the stuff leaves a slick film to it. From what little I've used of it, it seems the hotter the water, the easier it is to rinse.
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Me too. I use about that much for 4-5 gallons.



The stuff works pretty good. Sometimes I wonder if even a 1/4 scoop is too much as the stuff leaves a slick film to it. From what little I've used of it, it seems the hotter the water, the easier it is to rinse.
I think AI have been using too much too as I get that slickness that is difficults to get off without an insane amount of rinsing, and after the responses above I think the 1/2 scoop I use is way way waaaaay overboard.


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