Here's an article by Dana Johnson. He's a chemist at Birko (a brewery supplier) and a homebrewer.http://www.birkocorp.com/Brewing/beerstone.html
Quote from: tom on March 02, 2010, 12:31:30 pmHere's an article by Dana Johnson. He's a chemist at Birko (a brewery supplier) and a homebrewer.http://www.birkocorp.com/Brewing/beerstone.htmlwow, I think I learned a lot about beer stone now. ThanksKai
PBW works like magic, no work at all. Oxyclean (I use Oxyclean Free) has been effective, too, and is cheaper than PBW. I think PBW does work more effectively, however, and also cleans my kettle valve with less contact time.Gail
Thanks, Blatz! What ratio seems to work best for you?Gail
Quote from: gail on March 04, 2010, 06:04:20 amThanks, Blatz! What ratio seems to work best for you?Gail50:50 ratio is what I use - I learned this from Jim (Geronimo on NB) and IME, it works quicker than PBW for some reason. Be sure to get the TSP Substitute PF (green box) and not the regular TSP (red box)I don't have any links or literature, only hearsay, but purportedly the folks at Five Star admit that chemically the combo above is virtually the same.