PBW - Powdered Brewery Wash

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Environmentally friendly alkali cleaner.

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PBW - Powdered Brewery Wash

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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. PBW is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and will not harm septic systems.

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Customer Reviews

Love PBW Review by Jerome
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I love this product. I usually fill the carboy with the water and PBW solution and let it sit over night and I am able to dump it all down the drain the next day. (Posted on 2/10/14)
Great Chemical Review by Dave
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I use this for all my brewing equipment. It works great and is useful on stubborn dishes as well.

The Blichmann gloves are a good accessory so it can be used comfortably at higher temperatures. (Posted on 2/8/14)
A must have Review by Ryan
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it's simple, if you want clean equipment, get PBW. (Posted on 1/21/14)
Excellent Product Review by Ron
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This product is a "got to have" in home brewing. It makes for a simple process of cleaning brewing equipment without posing a harm to the user or to the environment. Nothing more can be said. (Posted on 1/20/14)
Great Multipurpose Cleaner Review by Andrew
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I use PBW for cleaning all of my equipment, before and after brewing. I also use it to remove labels from bottles and to thoroughly clean old, gunk filled bottles prior to using. I can't brew without it! (Posted on 1/20/14)
Simply Amazing! Review by Kathryn
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This works like magic when cleaning your brewing equipment. All of the residue from brewing just disappears...highly recommend it! (Posted on 1/16/14)
The best cleanser Review by Charlie
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Highly recommended. Works great even for non-brewing related uses. (Posted on 1/13/14)
Cleaning made easy Review by Jeffrey
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I don't think I'll ever clean with anything but PBW. It's very simple and does a great job just with warm water and an occasional scrub for the gunkiest parts. Very easy! I see no reason to use bleach or OxyClean to save the occasional dollar. PBW is safer and as easy as can be. (Posted on 1/13/14)
Awesome cleaner. No scrubbing needed. Ever... Review by Aaron
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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. (Posted on 1/11/14)
Great cleaner. Review by Pedro
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Good and effective cleaner. It works. (Posted on 1/11/14)
Simply the best Review by David
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PBW has been a staple item in my home brew garage for many years. It's cleans through just about anything, it's leaves no residual smell or residue and it is reusable to a Point. I'm still finding uses for this stuff. I even clean my tea maker and other myriad of stuff around the house with it. It's oxy clean built for brewing. Its a bit pricey but worth it. (Posted on 1/5/14)
Only cleaner I'd ever use Review by Josh
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What else is there to say? This stuff is perfect. (Posted on 1/2/14)
A wonder cleaner !!! Review by Tim
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What is this stuff made of ? I've never seen s**t melt off carboys like it does with this stuff. Best beer cleaning agent I've ever seen !! (Posted on 12/31/13)
Simple and thorough Review by Steven
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I used OneStep for years, because I liked the no rinse, but I'll never go back. This and Star San is all I need. Buy in quantity, take advantage of shipping deals. (Posted on 12/29/13)
Clean clean clean!! Review by Andy
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Perfect for cleaning equipment! Does exactly what it's intended to do! (Posted on 12/27/13)
Great stuff Review by Andre
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This stuff is awesome, I use it all all my brewing equipment and it makes clean up a breeze. I soak my carboys over night and they just rinse out, clean everything else following directions. I'll always keep this on hand. (Posted on 12/25/13)
Awesome Review by Hector
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Works great (Posted on 12/24/13)
Very Convenient! Review by FBG
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I just switched to this from cleaning the "old fashioned" way-- it's very simple and easy... I don't think I'll ever go back! (Posted on 12/19/13)
good stuff Review by C. Rock
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being a powder, I usually use a drill-powered mix/stir to get it into solution, but this is definitely a great cleaner. It's dissolved soda syrup out of used kegs for me and has removed crusty krausen debris in my carboys with no scrubbing, whatsoever. (Posted on 12/19/13)
Great cleaner! Review by Nick
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PBW works great on those stubborn, stuck-on stains left in the carboy after an active fermentation. I add three scoops to either my 6.5 or 5 gallon carboy, fill with water, soak overnight, and the next day a brush takes off all the gunk. After a few rinses, the glass is crystal clean and ready for the next batch. Plus I feel much better about using PBW than I do using bleach. It also work great for cleaning the brew kettle and removing burnt material from the bottom. (Posted on 12/16/13)
No reason not to use it Review by Daryl
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I've used PBW to clean my carboys, kegs, brew kettle, etc. since I started brewing 3 years ago. As a result, I hardly ever have to use the brushes that came with my starter kit. When used as directed, it'll last you a while. Pick up the 8lb size and save yourself some money in the long-run. Highly recommended. (Posted on 12/14/13)
Great product Review by Todd
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This is my go-to cleaner especially when I have tough to remove residue, scum or beer stone. Terrific product and available in bulk! (Posted on 12/12/13)
Simply the best cleaner Review by Larry
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This cleaner works great on brewery and kitchen equipment. If you don't have it buy some and try it out. (Posted on 12/11/13)
Simple Cleaner for all Beer Equipment Review by Brett
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I usually just put a couple teaspoons of PBW in my dirty carboy and fill up with hot water. I wait overnight and by the next day I can usually just rinse the carboy clean (maybe have to brush the really nasty stuff). Make sure to sanitize after, this is only a cleaner. But it makes cleaning so simple. Will also release most labels off bottles after a couple hours of soaking. (Posted on 12/10/13)
Reliable Review by blayne
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Using PBw for 2 yrs now and never had a bunked beer. (Posted on 12/10/13)
Best cleaning product I've used Review by Rich
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I used to use a generic fragrance free oxygenated cleaner I got at my local grocery store but have recently switched to PBW.

PBW does a much better job at cleaning my equipment and is working out cheaper as I don't need to use as pouch per gallon to get the same results. (Posted on 12/9/13)
Makes Cleanup a Breeze! Review by Michael
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I use this to clean all my brewing equipment, including my stainless brew pot, and just add some with water, let it sit, and come back 45 minutes later or so and virtually no scrubbing! (Posted on 12/9/13)
PBW - simple, easy and it works. Review by Gil
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After my 1st ever beer batch I used PBW to clean the 1st and 2nd carboys that were used. I could not believe how easy it was to get that thick sludge out of the carboy leaving behind a clean and ready to use again carboy. This stuff works and makes the whole brewing process easier. 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. Most of the time, hot water and PBW are all I need to clean a badly soiled carboy. Same for bottles and kegs. Gets it clean so you can properly sanitize them. (Posted on 12/7/13)
PBW - simple, easy and it works. Review by RI Jim
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After my 1st ever beer batch I used PBW to clean the 1st and 2nd carboys that were used. I could not believe how easy it was to get that thick sludge out of the barboy leaving behind a clean and ready to use again carboy. This stuff works and makes the whole brewing process easier, safer and more reliable beer when done! Thank you PBW. (Posted on 12/2/13)
Great performance Review by Justin
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Gets the food gunk off! Wonderful! (Posted on 11/28/13)
Greater Cleaner Review by Brandon
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Soak in hot water with just a tablespoon or two of PBW and everything just wipes off. (Posted on 11/27/13)
Cleans it all Review by Tanner
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Great stuff to get any carmelizations off the bottom of your boil kettle. Also nice to soak fermenters to make sure you got everything off. I usually soak with hot water overnight (Posted on 11/26/13)
Works on just about everything Review by Mike
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Mostly use PBW to clean my brewing equipment but I have been using lately around the house. It is especially helpful on mold and getting into hard to reach places to clean. Did a great job on our Bird Bath Fountain.

One suggestion: they need to make an industrial size pail as I go through this very fast. Also, don't overdo this in better bottles, otherwise they will crack. (Posted on 11/25/13)
No Scrubbing Cleaner Review by Mike
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Most of the time, hot water and PBW are all I need to clean a badly soiled carboy. Same for bottles and kegs. Gets it clean so you can properly sanitize them. Don't let anyone tell you that you can clean and sanitize in a single step. Clean first, then sanitize. (Posted on 11/22/13)
Good stuff Review by David
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In all seriousness this stuff works and anyone out there buying it knows what they are getting and don't need to read this review anyways. It gets the job done and you can pretty much clean all your brew equipment with it. Would buy again. (Posted on 11/18/13)
Good Stuff. Review by Kyle
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Good Stuff. (Posted on 11/11/13)
Amazing on stainless steel. Review by Guy T
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PBW does a great job on safely cleaning all of your beer and wine making equipment. I soaked some parts in the sink with PBW and hot water for about 30 minutes, when I drained the water the stainless steel sink shined like new. (Posted on 11/9/13)
Great Product Review by JMA
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Awesome product and useful for cleaning other household items as well. A "must have" for any home brewer! (Posted on 11/3/13)
Works good Review by Adam
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I just bought a couple of kegs of craigslist and they still had a lot of surup in them. Filled them up with warm water and PBW and a couple hours later they were as good as new. (Posted on 11/1/13)
Amazing Product Review by jeff
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to my used soda keg that smelled like Dr Pepper and in 30 minutes she was clean as new. wife uses it around the house also.. (Posted on 10/31/13)
Best cleaner on the market for me Review by John
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If I could order this in a five gallon bucket, I would. PBW is such a versatile and powerful cleaner. We use it for the stainless pots/pans in the dishwasher as well. If dishes are real dirty, I just run PBW in a cycle. Love it. (Posted on 10/30/13)
Don't clean up without it! Review by Andy
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Makes clean up easy. Soak everything from fermenters, kettles, kegs, to sundry brewing equipment. I also run it through my keezer liquid lines. Apparently cleans grout too, but I haven't used it for that application - yet. (Posted on 10/24/13)
Superior Product Review by Thebrewgeek
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Bar none the best cleaning product on the market. I wouldn't brew without it. (Posted on 10/22/13)
Works nicely Review by George
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Soaked my glass carboy in PBW solution and it easily removed the caked on grime. (Posted on 10/22/13)
Much better than regular "oxy" cleaners Review by Troy
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PBW is a great product! I had been using "oxy" cleaners for my brewery washing until a representative from 5 Star was on a podcast I listen to and explained the added benefits of PBW. He was absolutely correct, there is a difference and it is worth the little extra cost. My equipment has never been so clean. It also works well for other household cleaning applications including getting those beer serving glasses squeaky clean. (Posted on 10/18/13)
Convenience Review by Dustin
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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. (Posted on 10/16/13)
No Scrubbing Review by John
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Just let it soak following the instructions for amounts, rinse and ready for the next batch. I use it for kegs and carboys. Most economical when purchased in larger quantities. (Posted on 10/13/13)
Amazing Review by Matthew
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I am new to home brewing and I was amazed at how easily cleaning fermenters is with this stuff. Mix with hot water, soak, swirl, rinse... and it's clean. Gets the gunk off that's for sure. (Posted on 10/13/13)
What you need to clean your carboy Review by Luis
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Very good cleaner. I don't have much energy at the end of a bottling session to work hard at cleaning my carboy. It's nice to count on PBW to take care of the job. (Posted on 10/11/13)
Outstanding Review by Bob
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This product cleaned 2 sankegs that had beer sitting in them for 4 years. It also cleaned my carboys. In both cases I didn't have to scrub or brush a thing. I did let them set overnight. Could make the carboy brush obsolete. Highly recommend. (Posted on 10/10/13)
let the product do the work Review by jb
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Since I discovered PBW, all my other cleaners became obsolete. I would order it in the 1 lb size then finally smartened up and bought the 8 lb jug. I don't care how gross your fermenter, kettle, etc is, warm water+PBW+overnight= clean (Posted on 10/8/13)
excellent cleaner Review by Pete
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I've used PBW ,Powered Brewery Wash, since I started brewing beer. By soaking fermenters, I use 1 gallon glass jugs, and using PBW as a cleaner for other brewing equipment and bottles,there's no need for bottle brushes. The soaking does all the work. (Posted on 10/7/13)
Great stuff Review by Andrew
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Works like a charm. Gets ride of the gunk and can also peel most bottle labels off if you let it soak for a half hour or so. (Posted on 10/5/13)
Couldn't brew without it Review by Kevin
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I love this stuff. Nice little soak cleans out my carboy, no muss, no fuss, as well as my other equipment. (Posted on 10/4/13)
Awesome way to clean up after bottling Review by William
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I didn't think a cleaner could work as well as this did. I mixed a bit with five gallons of tap water after I emptied out my fermentation bucket, let it sit overnight, and just gave it a good rinse. You couldn't tell the bucket held beer! This is definitely a staple for me! (Posted on 10/1/13)
Love it Review by Martin
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Just soak with hot water and this gets rid of everything. You can use less than the instructions say (1 to 2 tbsp per 5 gallons works great). Price on norther brewer is better than anywhere else I have looked for the 8 lbs package. (Posted on 9/27/13)
awesome Review by Casey
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great cleaning agent. just add it to some water and let it soak. you don't even have to wait that long and just watch all the nasties dissolve away. (Posted on 9/21/13)
Works well to soak off labels from wine bottles Review by Howard
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So far I have only used this product to clean wine bottles. I will have to try it on wine making equipment. (Posted on 9/18/13)
Hassle Free, Squeaky Clean! Review by Jay
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This stuff works incredibly well. I no longer need to scrub my kettle or carboys for 10-15 minutes. Just a half hour soak and all of the caked on residue is gone, even if you have dry-hopped. A friend of mine used some on a carboy he thought was clean and was shocked by how clear it looked after a 30 minute soak. Highly recommended. (Posted on 9/16/13)
Elbow Grease not needed Review by Jordan
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Give your arms a rest and let PBW do the work for you. No more endless scrubbing. Just soak for a while and a pass or two with a brush and your looking pretty good. (Posted on 9/14/13)
Stop scrubbing and try PBW Review by Matthew
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Stop scrubbing and try PBW out! An over night soak with this stuff will save you ton of time. Way better than bleach or dish soap. (Posted on 9/14/13)
Powdered elbow grease Review by Third Coast Coffee
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This works perfect on our cold brew coffee kegs so we put it to work soaking our coffee roasting equipment - works same as more expensive detergent. Will keep buying from Northern Brewer. (Posted on 9/11/13)
Good stuff. Review by Gregory
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Great for getting gunk and stuck sludge off equipment. Just follow the instructions and give it some time to do its magic. Dries out my hands a bit but I'd rather have clean brewing equipment then flawless skin. (Posted on 9/10/13)
Incredibly potent cleaning tool! Review by Derek
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And not just for brew equipment. Used to get some residue off of some stainless equipment I've had that has been caked on for almost a year. Two overnight soaks and a scrub beat my past attempts with Barkeeps. Impressive! (Posted on 9/9/13)
This is the STUFF!! Review by Travis
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Give it the time per the directions and you will not be disappointed. This stuff works great. (Posted on 9/2/13)
Cleaning Review by Steve
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This is the best , soak it , clean it , just that simple. (Posted on 9/2/13)
disolves your troubles Review by Brian
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I use this stuff pre sanitation to remove beer stone, trub, and other beer sludge from equipment. Dissolves deposits when scrubbing just wont cut it. (Posted on 8/28/13)
No Carboy too Crusty Review by dchoate
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A soak in PBW is the perfect fix for any Better Bottle caked with hop sludge. (Posted on 8/18/13)
outstanding product Review by Eric
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For anyone who brews on a regular basis, this is a must-have product. It literally allows for cleaning of carboys, kegs and all other brewing equipment without any scrubbing at all! Really!
It even works great for tough to clean items like BBQ grills, etc.
You can even resuse a batch over and over again and it still works as good as new. I have managed to clean a carboy, boil kettle, and 2 kegs all with one batch of PBW.
Buy the largest container, because once you try it, you will want to use it all the time. (Posted on 8/12/13)
All purpose cleaner Review by Brad
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Found PBW so effective with cleaning all my brewing equipment that I find myself using it on tough kitchen stains. (Posted on 8/11/13)
Five stars indeed Review by Kyle
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The best thing to clean your beer equipment as well as pretty much anything around the house. (Posted on 8/8/13)
It does all the hard work for you Review by Shawn
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PBW has never let me down. You can just dump it in water in your carboy and walk away. After about 30 minutes come back, give it a little scrub and you're all done. Love this product and will always come back for more. (Posted on 8/5/13)
Only cleaner i use. Review by Jeffrey
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Like everyone else says... once you use this product you will not go back. I use it to clean all of my brewing equipment and it works like a champ. I also use 5 star's StarSan and I absolutely love that too. (Posted on 7/26/13)
Cleaner Review by Timothy
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best stuff to use (Posted on 7/21/13)
great for getting gunk off kettle Review by kyle
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I usually throw all my brewing equipment into the kettle after pitching the yeast and let it sit overnight with a little PBW. In the morning all the mess washes off with very little scrubbing. (Posted on 7/16/13)
Works great Review by TundraGuy
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Follow the directions for the amount you need, and give it enough time and it will get your equipment clean without scrubbing. I advise a clean water rinse after. I do not use gloves with this stuff, and if you do likewise be aware that it leaves a very slippery residue. (Posted on 7/13/13)
No More Scrubbing Review by Chris
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I tried the PBW on the recommendation of one of the St. Paul sale associates. His promise to me was that I wouldn't have to scrub a carboy again. I was a little skeptical, but the PBW worked like a charm with only a couple of hours of soak time. Definitely will be buying again! (Posted on 7/13/13)
Great stuff! Review by Roger
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This stuff is the perfect cleaner for that hard to reach caked on grime. (Posted on 7/12/13)
Multi-Use Cleaner Review by LiquidLiquid
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PBW is safe, fast, and effective. I use if for my SS pots, siphons, lines, and it removes all organic matter from them. Great for removing dark stains from brewing rags, and it's excellent in the kitchen as well for general cleaning.

Careful with plastic fermenters, though. will affect plasticizers and make them prone to star cracks and leakage. (Posted on 7/12/13)
Enviro-mental-wash Review by DryStout
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Five Star-PBW is a great cleaner and keeps my brewery producing great beers and, drinkable beers as well.

The great part of having clean equipment is that when you sanitize using StarSan you are ready to do your thang—BREW BABY BREW.

The Bottom Line: Environmentally Friendly...need we say more? (Posted on 7/11/13)
Can't live without it Review by Aaron
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This stuff is great. Not much more to say that hasn't already been said.

The only thing I disagree with in the description is that it is skin friendly. The first time I used it was at the lower concentration. All of the skin peeled off my hands over the course of the next few days. I bought some heavy duty chem gloves from the hardware store and now I'm all set.

My stuff is always sparkling clean, and unless I hide the PBW, my wife will use it on some of the nastier dishes (lasagna, etc.). Even dissolves the goo out of the bottom of beer bottles that didn't get rinsed out. (Posted on 6/25/13)
Must have product Review by Wesley
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I thought my fermentors were stained due to brush cleaning and soaking for 24 hours using household cleaners having no effect. Used this product and within a few minutes, the "stains" started dissolving off the walls. Might not be required for cleaning every batch, but when you need to get that deep down grime, perfecty product. (Posted on 5/26/13)
PBW Review by Tony
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Love this stuff, best thing I've ever bought. The easiest cleaner I've every used on my carboys. Always keep this round at all times. (Posted on 12/20/12)
More than your average cleaner Review by Joshua
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I use it for just about everything. It works great on cleaning dried residue from the insides of carboys. Works great at removing labels from bottles. You can't sanitize until you clean, and there is no easier way than PBW. (Posted on 7/5/12)
Does a great job without scrubbing Review by Shad
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This stuff works great! I have taken carboys, hoses and airlocks after messy, aggressive fermentations and soaked them overnight in this stuff. The next day, everything is clean! No scrubbing needed! This stuff easily removes dried material inside your carboy AND discoloration from your blow off hoses. (Posted on 5/23/12)
Excellent! Review by Mike
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What else can be said? (Posted on 5/1/12)
PBW is awesome Review by Kel
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After washing some bottles, I decided to put two pyrex dishes in that were covered with years of baked on food. A week later, I pulled them out and they were completely clean. Awesome product. If you want some great info, check out Brew Strong's episode about cleaning on the Brewing Network. They talk with the owner of 5 star about pbw. Awesome cleaner. (Posted on 4/7/12)
All I Use Review by Nick
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I love this cleaner. I bought a large plastic tub from one of the box stores and its couldn't be any simpler. I even throw stubborn dishes and pans in it. I does make hoses cloudy, but with no ill effect to my brew. (Posted on 3/1/12)
A carpet and wood, really? Review by Andrew
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I came home to find my Great Dane and Bassett hound got into an extract kit. The Dane ate the grains, and the Bassett was rolling around on the carpet eating the extract. You know how sticky and gooey it is... after the initial cleanup, I filled a kettle with hot water and PBW and used a cloth to blotch/rub the carpet and the wood threshold. All the extract came clean without a problem and the carpet is fine!

And brewing equipment? I used it on a fellow brewer's carboy and it has never been this clean after only an overnight of soaking. I swear by this stuff! (Posted on 2/26/12)
Great product Review by Sol
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Does just what is claims to do, only better. I got an itch and soaked my fish tank top glass in PBW. It removed deposits that wouldnt come off with a scotch pad.

This stuff is great for cleaning the inside of kegs and carboys.The key is using hot water and soak time. Like I stated above, it is amazing when it comes to organic deposits.
(Posted on 1/10/12)
Excellent Review by Andy
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This stuff is amazing. My homebrewery wouldn't be the same without it. (Posted on 8/21/11)
Really good cleaner Review by Jonny
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I use this on all my glass and plastic gear. I'm a little paranoid about using it on my aluminum brew kettle and copper wort chiller. But, it works especially great on glass bottles and fermenters. It gets my equipment squeaky clean without
scrubbing (as advertised). Soak beer bottles for an hour or two and the labels fall right off. Just wipe off the glue with a cloth and rinse. It doesn't foam, but it has a slippery feel to it (similar to OxyClean), so you know when it's all rinsed off. My only complaint is I wish it didn't cost so much, since I tend to use a lot of it. (Posted on 7/25/11)
Great stuff Review by Kevin
Once you've used PBW you'll finally realize what you've been missing out on. This will clean every step of your brewing process with minimal effort. Bottles with month-old moldy beer rings? No problem. Save on the elbow grease, get PBW to do the hard work for you. Just a heads up - it will eat away at your skin slightly, so be careful how long you spend up to your elbows in this stuff. (Posted on 4/7/11)
Great stuff Review by Jeffro the Pagan
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Great for may general uses like cleaning carboys, removing bottle labels (soak for a few hours and they just fall off) as well as general household chores. Buy the large size, you will use it.
I do not think this is used for sterilizing (I use one-step for that), and definitely needs a good rinsing after use. Also I would recommend gloves when exposed for a while as it is pretty strong stuff. (Posted on 3/30/11)
Great stuff! Review by James
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I love this stuff. I bought the 8 pound version and this stuff really works. Just don't to leave your hoses in it for too long, it will cloud them. (Posted on 3/23/11)
Amazing cleaner Review by brianb08
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I thought I was doing a pretty good job keeping my equipment clean. Wow! After using a cycle of PBW through the equipment, I found out how wrong I was. My stuff wasn't even close to clean. PBW made my brew kettle mash tun, and immersion chiller shine more than I've ever seen. Especially the immersion chiller... after seeing the matter floating in the cleaner, I'm really not sure how my beer even tasted remotely okay before. Took off the film from the glass carboys as well. Definitely worth every penny. I won't think of brewing without cleaning my equipment with PBW now. (Posted on 3/13/11)
Best Cleaner Out There!!! Review by Eric
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I've used PBW for three years now and nothing else can even compare! When I clean my equipment in my kitchen sink, the sink actually got cleaner along with the equipment so it pulled double duty. I will not go without it!! (Posted on 1/7/11)
IT works at a price! Review by Jeremy
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I fly through this stuff. No only brewing equipment but also daily cleaning and tough stuck on messes.
This stuff rips through dirty carboys and dried on krausen like butter. Cleans my brew pots in a flash. Removes bottles labels with no effort (except 3Floyds - what kind of glue are they using?). Makes my Mash Tun sparkling clean. I even cleaned my 69' Ford engine block with it.
If you can afford it... get it! (Posted on 1/4/11)
the one and only Review by Steven
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nothing works better (Posted on 11/9/10)
Best cleaner available Review by FooBrew
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Been using this stuff for many years now. I initially switched after trying lots of different ones like Straight-A, B-Bright and others. Nothing compares to PBW. I use it for everything; CIP'ing pump lines and chiller, cleaning fermentors, removing labels from bottles, and cleaning faucets and other small parts. The only thing I don't use it for is cleaning tap lines, for that I use BLC which is a lot stronger and nasty to get on skin but can clean lines really quickly.

PBW isn't caustic to your skin but it will dissolve the oils almost instantly leaving you with dry, irritated fingers the next day. I use the Blichman glove with it whenever I'm going to be dunking my hands in it more than a few times.

FYI, the metal used for many swing top bottles doesn't react well with PBW so be careful about soaking those. It forms a white coating on the metal.
(Posted on 9/24/10)
One of Coors 'best kept secrets' Review by TJ
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I have been using this product for about 2 years.

It has been my experience that the PBW will easily remove what using the following may not--MEK, paint thinner, WD-40, detergent, 4000# pressure washer.
Take off" is not very descriptive. From cleaning crudy wine/beer bottles to a mesh grilling cover, this is easily the best product I have ever found.

However, If you are too poor, cheap or just so stubborn that you like to take the slow and dfficult route, this is where you will want to pass. TJ
(Posted on 9/23/10)
Great for Bottle Reconditioning Review by Ryan
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Came across a ton of english pint sized bottles and plastic 16 bottle carriers that had been stored outdoors for who knows how long. Bought a cheap 55gal trash can, threw in some PBW and hot water, submerged all the bottles and let soak for a couple days in my garage. Used a dish scrubber to brush off the label and adhesive (which came right off), gave em a rinse, and they were good to go. Much easier than previous attempts at label and adhesive removal. Good stuff, but a little harsh on the skin so make sure you glove up. (Posted on 9/21/10)
excellent sanitizer Review by Gil
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This stuff works great! every batch I've used this on came out great, plus they say it's environmentally friendly. Have yet to use it on household chores like my deep fryer but I'm sure it'll work great thanks for the ideas (Posted on 8/18/10)
Cleans the stove tops too! Review by dray
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Not only is this stuff great to clean out all your homebrew dirtiness, it takes on burnt in greasy crap on the stove and pans. (Posted on 8/17/10)
awesome Review by Jay
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Labels fall off the bottle. Soaked my brewkettle for ten minutes and it looks like new again. (Posted on 8/3/10)
Awesome! Review by SlowCooked
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Don't know what I would do without this stuff. It cleans the equipment for me! (Posted on 7/16/10)
Outstanding Product!! Review by John S.
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PBW has worked flawlessly on every brewing and winemaking task i've thrown at it. I was really impressed with how it cleaned my stainless Bunn coffee carafe. It had been stained for a long time and i havent seen anything that would make a dent in the stain, even Oxy-Clean. I added a teaspoon to the pot with some warm water and let it soak overnight and it was clean the next morning!! Only gave 4 pints only because it is pretty pricey as opposed to oxy clean (Posted on 7/7/10)
Results exceeded expectations Review by Mitch
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The product worked extremely well. It even cleaned a pressure cooker with built up grease. No complaints. (Posted on 5/16/10)

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