Carboy Cleaning - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Carboy Cleaning

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-16-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
Ethan19993
Recipes 
 
Jul 2013
Posts: 45


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!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
chrishanson
Recipes 
 
Jun 2013
Posts: 46
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Oxyclean Free and hot water usually does the job for me.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
jflongo
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 1,224
Liked 64 Times on 57 Posts


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.
__________________
Go Spartans!!

http://www.youtube.com/MrSparty1995

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
Hopper5000
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Oakland, CA
Posts: 1,266
Liked 91 Times on 69 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
BrewYoke
 
BrewYoke's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
Posts: 324
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #6
Ethan19993
Recipes 
 
Jul 2013
Posts: 45

Great! Oxyclean is what I'll use. Any specific scrubber to use, say a carboy brush? Haha.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
zach976
 
zach976's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Buda, Texas
Posts: 358
Liked 27 Times on 20 Posts


I don't use a brush. Rinse, oxyclean soak overnight and rinse again.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #8
antitelephonica
Recipes 
 
May 2013
Memphis, TN
Posts: 37
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts


b-brite and bottle brush, then rinse with starsan, done in 10 min

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #9
dantheman13
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
dantheman13's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 918
Liked 83 Times on 65 Posts


Fill it with warm water and PBW, and soak it over night. Rinse out a few times with warm water the next day.
__________________
I owe MrK305 a beer!

Wiki Editor for Milk The Funk
My YouTube Channel

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #10
BlackGoat
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Tustin, CA
Posts: 739
Liked 78 Times on 67 Posts


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.
__________________
Primary: Curvaceous AK, Ruinatious Wheat

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cleaning carboy yankeefan1 Equipment/Sanitation 8 05-13-2012 03:33 PM
Carboy cleaning stikolaboloni Equipment/Sanitation 5 01-26-2012 02:33 PM
cleaning my carboy jpr210 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 07-14-2011 07:51 PM
cleaning carboy jjphillybrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 04-03-2011 04:34 PM
Cleaning Carboy Shepherd5 Equipment/Sanitation 20 03-24-2010 01:50 PM


Forum Jump