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Offline FLbrewer

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Cleaning of equipment
« on: May 03, 2013, 03:45:50 PM »
Looking back over older posts, many people mention OxiClean "free" as the cleaner of choice. Looks like this is a little tough to find locally. What is a widely available product I can use to clean my equipment before I sanitize? Thanks.

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Re: Cleaning of equipment
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 03:58:12 PM »
Of course it isn't free... You have to buy it ;D.
Seriously, your lhbs should have PBW or B-Brite available, which is a similar type product, but geared towards brewing equipment. I use dish detergent on most of my equipment, with no ill effects. Just be very thorough when rinsing. But for beerstone and hard to scrub areas, nothing beats the PBW.
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Cleaning of equipment
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 05:18:43 PM »
Yeah I've got a teeny bag of PBW that came w the kit. I assumed it was for after brew hard to get muck. Maybe I can find some sort of unscented dish soap. 

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Re: Cleaning of equipment
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 05:20:38 PM »
Of course it isn't free... You have to buy it ;D.
Seriously, your lhbs should have PBW or B-Brite available, which is a similar type product, but geared towards brewing equipment. I use dish detergent on most of my equipment, with no ill effects. Just be very thorough when rinsing. But for beerstone and hard to scrub areas, nothing beats the PBW.
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Re: Cleaning of equipment
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 07:38:48 AM »
I use PBW hot, 140 - 160 degrees for lines and plate chillers that I can recirculate solution. Doesn't seem to work as well at room temperature, and doesn't seem to keep its cleaning ability very long.

I use oxyclean at room temperature to clean everything else. Really does a nice job on glass carboys. Keep a 5 gallon bucket of solution at all times and toss in the dirty equipment to soak. Seems to last longer.
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