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.

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. 

PBW - Powdered Brewery Wash

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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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