Author Topic: Oxyclean Grit  (Read 595 times)

Offline Ready4Launch

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Oxyclean Grit
« on: April 25, 2015, 11:21:10 PM »
I'm stumped.  Last month I did a clean and soak in the tub with Oxyclean, and it actually sat for days!  I had no issues at all.  Last night, I did another clean and soak, and this afternoon, they're all gritty.  I've learned that Oxy has a tendency with hard water to do this, but I'm really scratching my head as to why this didn't happen before.

Would the days-long soak cause the grit to go away???  I don't get it why this time vs. last time.

I need to bottle tomorrow, and I'm going to drain, refill and add Starsan.  Any suggestions for HOW much Starsan to had to a bathtub full???  8oz?

Offline flbrewer

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Re: Oxyclean Grit
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 12:30:25 AM »
The bathtub? :o I would stick to the recommended ratio of Starsan to water.

Offline bengelbrau

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Re: Oxyclean Grit
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 12:48:13 AM »
I'm a bit mystified. Are you sanitizing bottles? If so, why not just use a half gallon of water in a bucket with 3 ml of starsan, and then reuse the solution? A tub full sounds profligate.

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Re: Oxyclean Grit
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 10:50:28 AM »
I've seen it with hard water. Do you have a water conditioner? Maybe it was due for a regeneration cycle the second time?