I like the reasoning behind the so-called Balance Value, though I haven't tested it across a wide variety of styles.
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I thought it was the alkalinity that was the problem, as that raises the pH.
Oxiclean will do the same level of cleaning but it lacks the "wetting agent" that PBW utilizes.
I use a thermapen. It's a hundred bucks, but it is worth the expense.