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Old 10-30-2008, 04:20 PM   #11
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for old nasty bottles i use a 50 gal plastic drum and bleach, cheap and very effective
+1 on this.

I had a load of beer bottles friends had collected that were full of mold. Overnight in some buckets with hot water and bleach and they were clean. I mixed it up pretty strong too. Get some rubber gloves if you mix it up really strong


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Old 10-30-2008, 05:06 PM   #12
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Fortunately, I don't live near a Walmart. Maybe Target...
FYI, Oxyclean is available at Target [at least the one near my house]


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Old 10-30-2008, 05:09 PM   #13
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I believe from what others have said, Oxyclean "Free" is the one to get. I use regular old oxyclean for my stuff, and haven't noticed any negative effects on my beers, however people have suggested that since regular oxyclean has detergents in it, it is not the "BEST" oxyclean product for brewers. Oxyclean Free is simply detergent free...
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UBC is AHS's version of PBW and is very similar.
PBW is an excellent cleaner and does a great job, I would expect UBC to be just as good.
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Sorry, I gotta ask again...is PBW safe for plastics?
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it comes in a plastic tub right?
and is safe in your washer
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Sorry, I gotta ask again...is PBW safe for plastics?
I use mine on my conical plastic fermenter. I first get all the big chunks of ferment residue off the soak in just very hot water, then dump it. Then I mix up a small batch of PBW and wash using a washcloth. Then a cold rinse.

You could just soak in PBW but (as was previously mentioned) it is a little expensive. I have a 15 gallon conical - it would cost too much to mix the correct ratio of water to cleaner.

IMHO - I don't like oxyclean because it doesn't rinse easily. However it does make a cheap cleaner for initial cleaning of bottles, kegs, and whatnot.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:57 PM   #18
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I use mine on my conical plastic fermenter. I first get all the big chunks of ferment residue off the soak in just very hot water, then dump it. Then I mix up a small batch of PBW and wash using a washcloth. Then a cold rinse.

You could just soak in PBW but (as was previously mentioned) it is a little expensive. I have a 15 gallon conical - it would cost too much to mix the correct ratio of water to cleaner.

IMHO - I don't like oxyclean because it doesn't rinse easily. However it does make a cheap cleaner for initial cleaning of bottles, kegs, and whatnot.
I've never had any problems with oxiclean not rinsing easy. 3 rinses with hot water.
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I've never had any problems with oxiclean not rinsing easy. 3 rinses with hot water.
Everything is relative... PBW is much easier to rinse.
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I've never had any problems with oxiclean not rinsing easy. 3 rinses with hot water.
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I never have a problem rinsing with hot tap water. Either use my bottle spray jet with hot water for beer bottles and carboys Or I use the vegetable sprayer for my brew pot and buckets. Wish I had a utility sink, lol


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