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Re: cleaning
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2010, 10:59:36 AM »
Oxyclean and BTF Iodophor... and I'll second the usefullness of plain old Dawn dishwashing liquid.  I have run into brewers who are almost superstitous about exposing their stainless steel to soap, and its often my first step in cleaning. 
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2010, 11:47:26 AM »
I've used liquid dishsoap in hot water to wash with sometimes but I rinse the bejeepers out of it, alternating between hot and cold rinses.  It works fine for me.  I've used oxyclean too... I can't really see where its any better than the dishsoap though.  I haven't tried PBW... maybe later on I'll get some and try it.

I forgot to say I also have and use starsan and idophor for sanitizing.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2010, 11:49:51 AM by dean »

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Re: cleaning
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2010, 01:41:18 PM »
Fire.  ;D
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2010, 06:01:01 AM »
I've tried to ignore it, but I just have to say it . . .

Folks. . Oxiclean is spelled with an I, not a Y:D
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2010, 06:38:07 AM »
For cleaning I use whatever dishwasher detergent we currently have in the house. I found that to be fairly effective.

For sanitation I use StarSan or heat. Always having a bucket of StarSan sanitizer around has made many things a lot easier. In my earlier days I used Iodophor and always had to mix a new batch when I needed to sanitize something.

And then there is the nuclear weapon of cleaning agents: hot caustic soda. It is as quick in taking the skin off your bones as it cleans away any gunk. I rarely use it because of the precautions I need to take but I have used it to clean my tap lines that wouldn’t get clean with a hot dish washer soap solution.

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Re: cleaning
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2010, 07:23:38 AM »
I've tried to ignore it, but I just have to say it . . .

Folks. . Oxiclean is spelled with an I, not a Y:D


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Re: cleaning
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2010, 08:05:53 AM »
I've tried to ignore it, but I just have to say it . . .

Folks. . Oxiclean is spelled with an I, not a Y:D

And there is no "H" in Clorox?
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2010, 08:13:44 AM »
For cleaning I use whatever dishwasher detergent we currently have in the house. I found that to be fairly effective.

suprising. 

I am always nervous that no matter how much I rinse, the oils from the soap will remain.
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2010, 11:41:28 AM »
I use Starsan (sanitizing) the most. It's in spray bottles throughout my house.

I use Ivory soap for general cleaning. I also use PBW and Iodophor on occasion. PBW is great for cleaning kegs.

Being clean and sanitized is a major part of our business.  ;D
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 11:46:35 AM by bluesman »
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2010, 11:43:38 AM »
+1 on the StarSan spray bottles.  I have them in 3 places, one in my fermentation chest, one by my kegerator, and one by my general brewing equipment.

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Re: cleaning
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2010, 12:19:05 PM »
Starsan - in a sealed bucket and in a spray bottle for the immediate need
PBW - general cleaning
Barkeepers friend - for those stubborn stains
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2010, 12:33:43 PM »
What type of cleaner is Bar Keepers Friend?

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Re: cleaning
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2010, 12:41:11 PM »
What type of cleaner is Bar Keepers Friend?

It's a powdered non-chlorine cleaner for all surfaces.  I primarily use it for cleaning stainless steel (ie. my brew kettle).

You can find out all you want to know at...

http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2010, 12:41:23 PM »
It's great for cleaning SS.  One of it's best properties is that it contains oxalic acid and will repassivate the SS.
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Re: cleaning
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2010, 12:48:40 PM »
There's a liquid version of Barkeepers friend that the label says has citric acid.
But like Denny says, the powdered version has oxalic acid.

Give a listen to the Brewing Newtork's Brew strong episode on cleaning.  there's some interviews with the guy from 5 star that are pretty interesting.  And John Palmer is a metallurgist and knows his stuff when it comes to cleaning SS.
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