PBW - Powdered Brewery Wash

SKU: U005
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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.

PBW - Powdered Brewery Wash

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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)

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