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Old 08-16-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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I have a problem... Just bottled my first batch of beer, and I'm having trouble cleaning my glass carboy so I can start another batch. What's the easiest, most effective way to do this. Any and all suggestions please!


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Old 08-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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Oxyclean Free and hot water usually does the job for me.


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Old 08-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Do you have a jet bottle washer, that you hook up to a sink? Like this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Faucet-Carboya...+bottle+washer

After I empty a carboy, I just put it over this with hot water and move it around, it blasts pretty much everything out, then I will give it a oxy clean soak.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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I just do a sodium percarbonate (more expensive and stronger form of oxi clean) soak using hot water and leave it for about 20ish minutes. The bubbles and foaming action usually clean it out pretty well and then I scrub it with a carboy brush too. Works like a charm everytime.
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I just soak it in hot water with oxiclean, swirling it around every now and then. It takes a while, but that stuff typically does the trick.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #6
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Great! Oxyclean is what I'll use. Any specific scrubber to use, say a carboy brush? Haha.
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I don't use a brush. Rinse, oxyclean soak overnight and rinse again.
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b-brite and bottle brush, then rinse with starsan, done in 10 min
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Fill it with warm water and PBW, and soak it over night. Rinse out a few times with warm water the next day.
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my carboy brush has been kept dry since I discovered the awesomeness of oxy clean. Assuming that you haven't had anything caked on the carboy for a really extended period of time, you should be good with a soak and rinse.


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