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Old 03-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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I just bought some about 2 months ago. Just at local Home Depot and they had a display with it on sale, but the contents had blue "things" in it. My last one was all whitiish. I checked and it looked like the one i got and no perfume.

Did they change the formula?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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There is the regular with the blue crystals and the "free" without them. At least around me, it's still that way.
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All I can find around me is the Oxyclean 'Versatile' and that has the blue odor crystals in it. I now get the dollar store version of it that has no odor crystals in it and it seems to work just as well....not to mention half the price as well.
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My local Wal-Mart stopped carrying the Oxyclean free and replaced it with some stuff called dirty jobs, it seems to be oxygen based and no perfume. So far so good. The regular Oxyclean with the crystals in it has too strong of a smell for me.
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Why not just use PBW? Works much better then oxyclean especially at near boiling temps.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:42 AM   #6
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If you buy a 50lb tub of pbw it's not any more expensive than oxiclean.
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Why not just use PBW? Works much better then oxyclean especially at near boiling temps.
What exactly are you cleaning at near boiling temperatures?
Hot tap water, oxyclean, and a paper towel seems to work more than fine (even the dollar store brand, although it is more difficult to dissolve IMO).
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I clean my brew rig with PBW at 180 deg. After the brew is done and the hops and grain are removed I open all the valves and pump the PBW threw the valves and pipes. Then use hot water to rinse. I bought half a 50lbs bucket last year so I think that it was $63 for that and I have enough to last about 2 years.
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