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oxyclean??

Postby timbah » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:19 pm

anyone ever hear of using oxyclean instead of pbw for keg cleaning
oatmeal chocolate sweet stout sounds good
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Postby slothrob » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:29 am

I think Oxyclean is widely used among homebrewers for general brewery cleaning. It doesn't work quite as well as PBW, but it works well. The primary ingredient in Oxyclean is the same as one of the two primary ingredients in PBW. Oxyclean even has a certain amount of sanitizing activity, so it should reduce the bioload that your no-rinse sanitizer has to deal with.

I've read that one issue with Oxyclean is that it isn't approved for food contact. This is probably a matter of not doing the required testing, since this isn't one of the expected uses of the product. I also assume that it all rinses away, but I don't know that this is the case.

For tough cleaning in my brewery I mix Oxyclean with TSP Substitute, which comes closer to PBW. PBW is a great product, though, and I mostly use these alternatives because I always have them around the house.
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Postby jawbox » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:48 am

I used to use it. But I've been much happier with PBW.
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Postby slothrob » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:52 am

jawbox wrote:I used to use it. But I've been much happier with PBW.

Yeah, PBW does a great job, and has been noticeably better for me on stubborn gunk than Oxyclean.

The other thing that works well for me on tough stuff is some coffee pot cleaner of which I was given a bunch of free samples. At some point I checked and it was similar chemically to PBW.
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