The Carboy Cleaner

SKU: 40655

Uses soft cloth at a high velocity to wipe carboy walls clean without scratching them.

Availability: In stock

$29.99

The Carboy Cleaner

  • The Carboy Cleaner
  • The Carboy Cleaner

Details

Attach to a cordless drill (1,000 rpm or higher) to quickly and easily clean glass or plastic carboys. Uses soft cloth at a high velocity to wipe carboy walls clean without scratching them.

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Customer Reviews

easy to use and works! Review by Dan
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I used this multiple times already of both 6.5 and 5 gal carboys. Used with a electric drill and it worked like a charm. Not sure what people are having problems with because I did not run into any issues and the felt pads extended out cleaning the carboy just the way it was designed and much easier than using an old carboy brush! (Posted on 12/18/13)
Works Great Review by Greg
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Anyone who has ever tried cleaning a carboy with a brush knows the difficulty in getting the kreusan ring cleaned. The stiffness of the brush handle coupled with bristles that don't reach where they need to makes it nearly impossible. This Carboy Cleaner does an excellent job and makes it a snap, the ring just disappears. (Posted on 11/1/13)
Tricky at first but worth it! Review by Rodney
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Great tool! Makes my carboys sparkle. The first couple of tries i was a little to aggressive with the trigger on my drill. Too many rpm's are not good. Start slow and add the speed as you see the scrub arms start to work. I use my brush to knock down the heavy gunk, give it a quick rinse, then add the cleanser and spin that sucker to my little hearts desire! It's a beauty! Keep brewin' !!! (Posted on 10/26/13)
Excellent addition to brewing kit! Review by Chris
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I have only used this product twice, so I can't speak to its longevity (hence 4 starts instead of 5), but it has made cleaning carboys so much easier than before. Plus you get to use power tools! I have had no problems with its function at all. (Posted on 10/15/13)
Could use some tweaks, but really handy otherwise Review by Paul
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I've used this as well as the keg brushes and they make clean up much easier. Those that are having a problem with it become a ball are probably turning their drill on full speed without any ramp up of speed and keeping it on a lower setting. I used my 18v Black and Decker on both torque and high speed settings and it worked just fine.

My only real suggestions are that it could be a little stiffer, but yet able to fold in the middle to get in and out of the neck of a carboy easier. (Posted on 8/12/13)
Works great if you think about what you are doing... Review by Mitch
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I got the carboy cleaner a few weeks ago and have already used it a lot. The people that have complained about it balling up, really don't know what they are doing! This thing works awesome! The Key is to make sure the pads are pointing in different directions before you start your drill. If you are not frantic, impatient and if you can manage to remember to split the pads before pulling the trigger, then you won't have a problem with it balling on you.

My only minor gripe is that the pads are not balanced very well, so as the drill speed increases, you can get into some big harmonic oscillations. Nothing a strong arm cannot control but if you are not paying attention with a firm grip on both the drill and the carboy, holding the stopper down, you *could* smack the bar off the neck of the carboy possibly cracking or breaking it.

Other than that, it makes short work of my carboys, primaries and even kettles.


Highly recommend this product! (Posted on 7/18/13)
Very poor quality Review by Gary
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Agree with the other posts about it rolling into a ball. Wish I had read the review before wasting $30. The cleaning arms last for about 4 washing before the fabric tears and they fall apart. To top it all off, I contacted customer service at Carboy Cleaner after the first use and received no response from them at all.

Save your money and time and avoid this product. (Posted on 12/3/12)
Don't waste your money Review by brewergardner
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Simply put this product is not well designed. It's basically a SS rod with a universal stopper and two makshift paddles held on to it with a bolt. The bolt holding the paddles is not a good design b/c it does not allow the paddles to freely spin independently of each other. Some type of independent rotating ball attachment for each paddle would have been a much better design. When it starts spinning the paddles just stick to one another and begin to ball up into a useless pile. the paddles are also a bit too wide for the carboy openings and can be difficult to shove through the carboy. The paddles have a firm flat plastic piece that runs from the top to about 3/4 of the way down. The last 1/4 is comprised of a thicker soft padded material. I have only used mine a few times and that firm plastic 3/4 piece is already tearing through the fabric where it meets the bottom 1/4. Again, terrible design. This is a good concept especially if you have a bunch of carboys to clean at the same time. It's just not a well executed design. Hopefully someday a new version will come out with more durable independedtly rotating paddles that conform better to all parts of the carboy and are easier to get in and out of the carboy. It also needs a better hands free stopper with a brass bushing in it that holds itself to all carboy types. You have to hold that universal stopper in place when it's running since the rubber wants to bind to the ss rod as its spinning and yanks it out. Again another quick fix poor design idea. Where the cost of this item is coming from I can only imagine. Must be the solid SS rod. (Posted on 10/17/12)
Worthless Review by Patrick
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As soon as you activate your drill the arms on the cleaner collapse to an ineffectual ball. Stronger arms would rectify this problem. Different speeds don't help. It still merely collapses into a ball. I threw it in the dumpster and pulled out the old car boy brush. (Posted on 8/18/12)
Cleaner and Faster Review by Doug
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Great investment to cut down time spent cleaning and get better results. I can agree with all previously posted points. I still use a brush and rinse to get the chunky stuff out. Most excited about needing only 1 to 1.5 quarts of cleaner (instead of 5 gallons) to finally be able to strip the inside surface super clean. Every once in awhile the bung guide needs to be held in place to prevent it from wobbling out...no big deal. (Posted on 5/11/12)
Excellent Review by BeerStone
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The only thing I dislike more than bottling is cleaning my carboys with a brush. This thing saves time, cleaning solution, and my elbow. Wobbles the carboy a little at high speeds, but I can easily live with that. I've never found a way to get my carboys as clean as this product does. (Posted on 5/6/12)
Amazing Review by caxler
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Throw away your brush... My carboy has not been this clean in years... (Posted on 3/21/11)
Worth it Review by Rick
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Great product for both 5 and 6 gallon carboys. Wish I had bought one sooner. (Posted on 2/28/11)
great time saver Review by foster
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Very fast and effective for cleaning carboys, just use your carboy brush to get the chunky stuff out and then send this in for the final sparkling clean carboy in mere seconds. Works ok for cleaning kegs, tends to wabble without being braced. Either way I love this product. (Posted on 1/17/11)
Works with Better Bottle Review by Ted
I bought this recently so I could really clean my Better Bottle carboys. I soaked my Better Bottles and nearly all the crude came off, but there was still some residual film from the wort/krausen line left. I attached to my drill with some solution in the bottle and it finished cleaning up the bottle like new. The stopper plug is smaller than the Better Botttle opening, but I just held the plug at the opening and the bar did not touch the sides and it kept the cloth centered. This is the solution for Better Bottle thorough cleaning, don't need to risk scratching with a carboy bristle brush to get that final film of grime. It will work well on all other carboys too, only safe and effective method I have had for Better Bottles. I recomend
(Posted on 1/3/11)
Time Saver Review by Matthew
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Anything to cut down time needed for cleaning and sanitizing.

Had a little difficulty cleaning off stubborn grit in the carboys with the internal grooves. A little presoak was needed.

Also works great for cleaning a Blichmann 7 gallon conical fermenator. (Posted on 11/8/10)

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