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Old 09-25-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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I have heard some people use Oxiclean to degunk their carboys before sanitizing. How much should I use per gallon?

 
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:33 PM   #2
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One scoop does me.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:36 PM   #3
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:37 PM   #4
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I'm not sure the exact amount. The only time I use it is at 15 gallons at a time and I use a full scoop for that. I think it is something like 2-4 tablespoons/gallon which I believe is the same for PBW. Guess I use the 2 Tbsp per gallon or less, but I let it sit overnight not the 30-60 minutes. If I used 4 Tbsp per gallon I would probably only let it set an hour or two max. I use it on stainless so glass I bet you could leave it longer. I love oxyclean and am still debating which works better, it or PBW.

On a side note, I have been using oxyclean in my dishwasher as of late and it works great.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:40 PM   #5
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As much as it takes. I use different amounts depending on what I'm cleaning. I might throw a couple tablespoons into 5 gallons, or I might throw more than that into just 1 gallon. I never measure, just eyeball it - use it a few times and you'll have a feel for it - if you try cleaning something and it's not working well, try adding more oxyclean. If you use a fair amount of it you should see it sort of bubbling and churning, and it should take off most gunk with just a long soak and a rinse.

"Just a scoop" isn't very specific, the small jar of oxyclean I got had a tiny scoop, and one scoop full was about right for 5 gallons in most cases, but the big tub I got has a huge scoop which is way more than I've ever used for 5 gallons.

 
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #6
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I would consider 4tbsp/gallon way too much but that's just my opinion.

Also letting it sit longer than required can leave deposits and it is not effective after time.
My scoop is around 1-1.5tbsps. And that does me for a 6.5 gallon carboy with warm water and around 2 hours.
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Orfy I agree, I went back to look at my written down numbers. I was way off so let me re-do. Sorry, I am such a dumb-ass sometimes and being dyslexic doesn't help at all. (Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!!!!!!!!, lol)

I just measured a "scoop" of oxyclean (I know scoops are different sizes) and Orfy is way right. It measured to 1-1/8oz per scoop (or 2.25 Tbsp). That means I use way less for 15 gallons than the similar PBW ask for at 1 oz per 5 gallons. Mine actually works out to .15 tbsp per gallon. It cleans great at that strength at 1 hour contact time at 160*F. I really am bad with numbers so I had to write all this down, and I just look at my sheet when I need to use chemicals. I am surprised though by how little I really use.

Sorry for the misinformation earlier. I just know I use a "scoop" for my sanke keg kettle and tuns, and it works for me.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:51 PM   #8
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I put one scoop in my 6.5 gal glass carboy last night, added cool water, and today it's barely soiled!

 
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help.

 
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:41 PM   #10
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Hey guys, the local big box stores I check out didn't have it. Where would you recommend finding it?

 
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