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Old 02-11-2008, 12:52 AM   #1
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Just how much OxyClean do I need to use, say, for filling a 5-gallon carboy?

I have a feeling I'm overdoing it.

 
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:17 AM   #2
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I am using about half a scoop for 5gal Cornies.

I might be overdoing it too.

 
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:40 AM   #3
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I found that 1/2 scoop worked great for my 5gal BB. That is what I read on an earlier search.

i also was wondering how much to add to say 10 gallons of water for removing labels off of bottles.
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:50 AM   #4
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I had really good success for removing labels using about 1/2 scoop in a bucket with warm water. Loaded it up with about a case of bottles, let soak for a couple of hours, and the labels just slip off. All you really have to worry about after that is the goo left over from the glue, but that cleans right off with a sponge.

 
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:58 AM   #5
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Err on the side of caution with Oxiclean. A little really goes a long way - that's strong stuff! I'd say that the above recommendations of 1/2 scoop for 5 gallons are about right.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:11 PM   #6
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All you really have to worry about after that is the goo left over from the glue, but that cleans right off with a sponge.
I've found that if you drop them back in the oxy for another hour (after pealing the labels), the glue will come off with just a rinse.

 
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