The one time I skipped the overabundance of caution, the carbonation turned out uneven... not horrendously but enough that some bottles were under-carbed, some over, etc.
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If you can still find Oxiclean Free, that's even better--no perfumes or dyes.
Whatever else is in the Oxiclean Versatile that I use has no impact.
Look at the bright side. This will enable you to sample some commercial examples.
Especially if you buy somewhere that allows mixed sixers. Then you don't need to worry about getting stuck with five more of a beer you might not like.
Thats what I do anytime I buy beer now.. 2 or 3 that I know I like and then fill'r up with brews that are new to me. Its a good way to find beer styles you like and those you don't or at least any particular beer from any particular brewery.
It's a non-issue with a big enough pot. Besides, the wort is sugar based--washes right off. The burner is high enough that it doesn't "bake" or "carbonize" the spills like a stove-top unit does.
I set my burner and 20 gallon kettle on my patio table (of course, it is sturdy--it's made of steel and tile, not vinyl or plastic)--it makes transfers into the fermenter a breeze after IC/whirlpooling.