PBW - Powdered Brewery Wash

$1.99

SKU# U005

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Environmentally friendly alkali cleaner. Safe for use on metals, rubber gaskets, tubing, plastic parts, and your skin. 


Removes tough, caked-on debris and rinses clean.

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PBW (Powdered Brewery Wash) is a patented alkali cleaner originally developed for Coors, now widely used in commercial breweries across North America. Use 1 to 2 ounces per gallon for cleaning kettles, 3/4 ounce per gallon for fermenters, kegs, tanks, and other equipment. Soak equipment overnight in PBW solution; rinse the following morning - no scrubbing required! Will not damage rubber gaskets, soft metals, or your skin. PBW can effectively clean items that can't be reached with a brush or sponge, and is strong enough to remove thick, difficult, caked-on organic soils.

Keep a bucket of PBW solution around for cleaning small parts when needed. Recirculate a hot solution of PBW through your pump and counter flow chiller to remove hidden debris. Perfect for cleaning kegs or bottles before sanitizing. PBW is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and will not harm septic systems. It also works great as a household cleaner too. 

Rinses clean leaving equipment ready for sanitizing with a dedicated sanitizer like Star San.

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Five stars indeed
The best thing to clean your beer equipment as well as pretty much anything around the house.
August 8, 2013
Convenience
The PBW works great, and you can buy it in bulk here. I have to have my Northern Brewer equipment shipped half-way across the country, and it's easy to add the PBW cleaner to an order--it's reasonably priced and adds little to the shipping costs. If you don't use it already, add the larger size to an order to try it out...a little goes a long way.
October 16, 2013
Cleaned as expected!
It did it's job!
December 29, 2015
Results exceeded expectations
The product worked extremely well. It even cleaned a pressure cooker with built up grease. No complaints.
May 16, 2010
Simply the best cleaner
This cleaner works great on brewery and kitchen equipment. If you don't have it buy some and try it out.
December 11, 2013
Just buy it. period.
Ditto. Just Buy it. You will NOT be disapointed. Period.
January 19, 2016
Great product
This is my go-to cleaner especially when I have tough to remove residue, scum or beer stone. Terrific product and available in bulk!
December 12, 2013
Awesome cleaner. No scrubbing needed. Ever...
This is my go-to cleaner. I use it on my kettles, better-bottles and anything else that needs cleaning. I use warm water and let it sit in PBW solution for about an hour. PBW always thoroughly cleans anything I throw at it with no scrubbing at all. Just drain, then rinse when done.
January 11, 2014
Cleaning
This is the best , soak it , clean it , just that simple.
September 2, 2013
Great product
I keep all my stainless shiny and clean with PBW. It makes a real difference to my beer.
March 13, 2016
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I brew kombucha and use PBW to clean the 1 gallon bottles for reusing. I rinse any kombucha residue from the bottles and then submerse them in 5 gallon buckets. How long can I expect the solution to be effective? How many bottles?
J I on Feb 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, can't add much info. My applications are primaraly one time use to clean residue from kegs and kettles. I have not attempted to save and reuse.
what are the trade offs between PBW and One Step - other than that One Step has some sanitizing capacity when mixed with water
Ted S. on Dec 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use PBW for cleaning the stains out of my brew kettle, hot water tank and mash tun. I also use it for stubborn rings in my carboys. One step is great for sanitizing, but not cleaning.
Will PBW remove the staining and odors that occur in a a plastic bucket fermentor?
E M on Sep 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, PBW is very good for removing this from a plastic bucket. It may not remove all of the staining, but it will take of most of it, depending on the level of staining.
Does PBW contain sulfites?
K K on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not believe so. Sounds like a question for the manufacturer.
Can I use this with plastic Big Mouth Bubblers? Any precautions I need to take?
C O on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: PBW works well with the plastic Big Mouth Bubblers. Just make sure the water is not above 140 degrees
If kept in solution form in an old primary bucket, how long would the solution remain an effective cleaner ?
John A on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: PBW out of solution will last for a year and maybe even longer. In solution, Five Star says that it is best to use it within 24 hours of mixing it, since it's effectiveness is oxygen-based, and the oxygenation will come out over time. They also say that it is usable 24-48 hours later, but it will have lost about 50% of the effectiveness. Sealing it up in a pail will help moreso than not sealing, but it won't make that big of a difference.
Is this stuff safe for Stainless steel?
Andrew M on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: PBW is safe for most brewing equipment. Check the recommended concentrations and soak times

avoid aluminum

but PBW will work on stainless steel.
PBW drop down menu not working
T O on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for mentioning this. I was able to use the drop down menu on the website without issue (using Chrome)

so it could be a browser issue. If you haven't already

I would recommend clearing your cache and history or switching browsers. As always

you can also call in your order to us and we can take care of it for you.

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