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Offline sickbrew

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Carboy Cleaning
« on: December 31, 2009, 04:23:01 PM »
Has anyone tried the rice or sand technique to clean carboys when a silly brush just doesn't get it done.  Obviously a good soak in PBW or other commercial products are great, but sometimes you just need a little extra friction.


Offline SleepySamSlim

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Re: Carboy Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 10:37:30 PM »
I'm coming up on batch 20 and I secondary every batch in one of 2 glass carboys I have --- I really need 2 more --- but I have no issues with crud or gunk. I am meticulous at cleaning up immediately after an xfer - and everything gets stored clean. I use no-dye no-fragrance dish-soap and the dog-leg brush to scrub the carboy --- so far no issues.

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Offline stevemwazup

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Re: Carboy Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010, 12:13:23 AM »
     +1 on cleaning up immediately after transfers and storing things clean.
That's what I do also. After use of any equipment, clean and store dry, then starsan when I need it.

Offline CR

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Re: Carboy Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 09:07:55 AM »
increase the bend on your carboy brush as you insert it.
That'll let you get the upper part of the carboy.

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Re: Carboy Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 02:39:23 PM »
+1 mine looks like a a lazy Z.
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Re: Carboy Cleaning
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 04:13:47 PM »

Cleaning up immediately after racking and/or bottling is definitely important. It makes it easier to clean, AND it's a good habit. I always have some "Super Grunge Remover" close by. I soak about a tablespoon of the stuff in about a gallon of water, shake and it does a really good job removing crud.