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Offline ahgrafx

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Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« on: October 06, 2021, 11:18:28 pm »
Hello everyone I'm wondering if you guys go through the process of pbw with brand new 5 gallon Italian glass carboys or just go straight to starsan?

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 11:19:35 pm »
Never hurts to give it a good cleaning! Takes a few minutes and may save your beer. They say you cant sanitize whats not clean


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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 11:31:51 pm »
Hello everyone I'm wondering if you guys go through the process of pbw with brand new 5 gallon Italian glass carboys or just go straight to starsan?

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They say there’s two kinds of carboys: broken ones and those that will. Carboys will slice your arm, leg, or worse.  Use plastic or better yet, stainless.

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2021, 12:08:13 am »
Personally, I would skip the cleaning and sanitizing of a new glass carboy, and instead travel back in time and not buy one in the first place. Using a glass carboy is like holding a bomb with a lit fuse.

If you must use it, it just needs a quick rinse before sanitizing. There is no crud in it since it's new, and so there is no need for soaking with a cleaner. They are very slippery when wet, especially when PBW is involved, so be extremely careful.

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2021, 01:10:54 am »
PBW wouldn't hurt and then sanitize with Starsan. Be sure to get a good carboy carrier strap for safety.

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2021, 01:21:59 am »
i have used glass for the first 5 years of my brewing, switched to some glass, some non-better bottle brand PET carboys, and am now using glass again.

i felt like i was getting oxidation in the PET carboys. they were widemouth type.


i should try better bottle again. everyone here says they work fine.

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2021, 01:36:45 am »
PBW wouldn't hurt and then sanitize with Starsan. Be sure to get a good carboy carrier strap for safety.
I second the strap, a kettle with a valve is going to be your best friend when using carboys as well!


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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2021, 02:46:17 pm »
i have used glass for the first 5 years of my brewing, switched to some glass, some non-better bottle brand PET carboys, and am now using glass again.

i felt like i was getting oxidation in the PET carboys. they were widemouth type.


i should try better bottle again. everyone here says they work fine.

I think it might have been your imagination.
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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2021, 04:47:03 pm »
i have used glass for the first 5 years of my brewing, switched to some glass, some non-better bottle brand PET carboys, and am now using glass again.

i felt like i was getting oxidation in the PET carboys. they were widemouth type.


i should try better bottle again. everyone here says they work fine.

I think it might have been your imagination.

full truth, it might have been other factors or poor practices, as i was in korea at a time when virtually no one had heard of homebrewing there (now it's popular). i was scrounging various materials for equipment.
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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2021, 10:37:48 pm »
Never hurts to give it a good cleaning! Takes a few minutes and may save your beer. They say you cant sanitize whats not clean


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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2021, 10:38:28 pm »
Hello everyone I'm wondering if you guys go through the process of pbw with brand new 5 gallon Italian glass carboys or just go straight to starsan?

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They say there’s two kinds of carboys: broken ones and those that will. Carboys will slice your arm, leg, or worse.  Use plastic or better yet, stainless.

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2021, 10:40:14 pm »
Personally, I would skip the cleaning and sanitizing of a new glass carboy, and instead travel back in time and not buy one in the first place. Using a glass carboy is like holding a bomb with a lit fuse.

If you must use it, it just needs a quick rinse before sanitizing. There is no crud in it since it's new, and so there is no need for soaking with a cleaner. They are very slippery when wet, especially when PBW is involved, so be extremely careful.
I know that is why I want to skip the pbw, I have cut proof sleeve protectors and gloves I wear. You can't age in plastic I'm doing cider there is no other option

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2021, 10:41:15 pm »
i have used glass for the first 5 years of my brewing, switched to some glass, some non-better bottle brand PET carboys, and am now using glass again.

i felt like i was getting oxidation in the PET carboys. they were widemouth type.


i should try better bottle again. everyone here says they work fine.
That is what I say, you can't age in plastic it is permeable you will get oxidation.

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2021, 10:41:56 pm »
i have used glass for the first 5 years of my brewing, switched to some glass, some non-better bottle brand PET carboys, and am now using glass again.

i felt like i was getting oxidation in the PET carboys. they were widemouth type.


i should try better bottle again. everyone here says they work fine.

I think it might have been your imagination.
Nope they are permeable

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Re: Pbw brand new glass carboy?
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2021, 10:43:36 pm »
Personally, I would skip the cleaning and sanitizing of a new glass carboy, and instead travel back in time and not buy one in the first place. Using a glass carboy is like holding a bomb with a lit fuse.

If you must use it, it just needs a quick rinse before sanitizing. There is no crud in it since it's new, and so there is no need for soaking with a cleaner. They are very slippery when wet, especially when PBW is involved, so be extremely careful.
I know that is why I want to skip the pbw, I have cut proof sleeve protectors and gloves I wear. You can't age in plastic I'm doing cider there is no other option

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Use LBW.  There are options for aging besides glass and plastic.  And I have made MANY batches of cider using buckets or Genesis fermenters with no problem.
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